Cigar Club – “Ocean Potion”


Toronto-based band Cigar Club strut a bluesy rock mystique on new single “Ocean Potion,” released alongside the track “Dark Market.”

The mellower of the two, “Ocean Potion” nonetheless drives into a rousing distortion-laden turn in the second half, traversing seamlessly from its initially understated engrossment. A rainy-day contemplation takes hold initially, as vocals lament “being so far gone,” within a central theme of retrospectively looking back on one’s life, ruminating on roads travelled and not pursued. The band, which formed in 2016, continue to impress with a riveting, dynamic rock sound here, impressing in both its invigorating “walking by the ocean,” outpouring and mellower initial focus.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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