Dog In A Man Suit – “My Heart’s In The Palm Of Your Hand”


“My Heart’s In The Palm Of Your Hand” is an anthemic rocker from Dog In A Man Suit, a band based in Jersey City, NJ. A stirring dual-vocal approach lets out a title-touting embrace in the central hook, complemented by chirpy, playful guitars with power-pop and punk intertwining affections. The track represents the first in a series of singles from the band, who are working with mixing/mastering engineer Adam Haggar (Mount Olympia Mastering) to bring their previous DIY demo recordings to light.

A murmured, grungy guitar distortion drives into a radiant guitar lead, then complemented by a catching dual-vocal composure, led by Billie Seeland and Anjali Nair. They lament that “you must have cut me open,” — followed by an infectious “you’re asking what’s the matter,” sequence, strutting the band’s power-pop chops as an uptick in vocal vibrancy aligns with warming layers of guitar. From the submerged moodiness at the two-minute to the effervescent series of hooks, the eclectic “My Heart’s In The Palm Of Your Hand” showcases the band’s hooky songwriting and solid production.

We’re looking forward to the act’s upcoming debut LP, which they’ll be recording next year at Gradwell House in Philadelphia.

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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