MangoDog – “Gulf City”


A fusing of gritty post-punk intrigue and radiant pop expressions, “Gulf City” is a riveting new single from MangoDog. Releasing alongside a stylish music video, the track excels with its moody momentum. Nocturnal guitar twangs and a concise vocal inflection traverse with hypnotic allure.

The “electro-shock therapy,” line accompanied by spacey synth spurts, bolstered by a lush vocal reveal upon the “ready to jump ship,” admission — providing just the right dose of tonal variety, within this absorbing shift. A shimmering synth pad and more forceful guitar lines invigorate in the next series of verses, continuing the palpable captivation throughout this success from MangoDog.

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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