Wail Pigg – “Zipper Merge”


The Chicago-based project of Mike Ryan, Wail Pigg presents a quaintly melodic vein of dreamy electro-pop with slight guitar infusions. Ryan describes the release as “a meditation on traffic patterns and the impermanence of human incarnation.”

Initial lyrical pursuits reflect driving around Chicago whilst listening to dubstep. “It’s the zipper merge coming, and we’re all taking turns,” the vocals ascend alongside colorful synth pulses thereafter, with playful space-friendly vibes emanating following the “higher plane,” reference. “Zipper Merge” manages to sound lushly understated while still wielding a particularly hooky allure and biting lyrical wit. We’re excited for the project’s next one.

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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