Bones In Butter – ‘Songs For A Sane Society’

We’ve been anticipating the latest full-length from Bones In Butter since early last year, when the Serbian band sent over the single “Scenes from the Metro.” That haunting success was among our favorite tracks from 2023, and the band’s album Songs For A Sane Society continues the fantastic songwriting and atmospheric rock production showcased there.

Bones in Butter formed in 2019, and have been steadily crafting the album’s tracks over the past three years. Themes often ring with a poignant quality, tackling subjects such as loneliness, tyranny, virtual realities, oppression, and survival — while also emphasizing the persisting importance of love and hope. Their aesthetic pursuits are varied, from the chilling rock theatrics of the aforementioned “Scenes from the Metro” to the brooding heavier inclinations within “They Live!” and the twangy westerny-set intrigue of “Another Cloud.”

“A Dystopian Love Song” is especially captivating. Serene vocal layers are complemented by a playful bass line and gentle guitars, evoking an ’80s nostalgia with shades of New Order. “Take a deep breath,” the various vocal layers plead, a timely recipe in times of tumult. Ascending backing vocal beauty complements a more debonair harmonizing, building to an anthemic guitar soaring at mid-point. This success, and the many others throughout this stellar album, further showcase a talented band with a knack for both atmospheric intrigue and creative hooky structural unveilings.

“A Dystopian Love Song” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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