Brain Club – “By A Thread”


Los Angeles-based act Brain Club show a developing synth-pop appeal on their third single “By A Thread,” culminating in a bustling arp-friendly hook — emitting a nostalgic engrossment reminiscent of Pet Shop Boys and Erasure. Murmured synths and slowly ascending vocals build with gradual enticement, also strutting shades of Hot Chip upon the central chorus’ reveal. The dramatic vocal immersion and perky synth movements assemble for a vibrant synth-pop appeal, bridging throwback synth-pop in the vein of PSP and Depeche Mode with a modern production shine.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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