Che Arthur – “The Sliver”


An angsty rock sound commands on “The Sliver,” a single out today from Che Arthur. The second track release from Arthur’s fourth solo album, For That Which Now Lies Fallow, “The Sliver” invigorates with melodic vocal snarls and a distortion-friendly array of guitars that conjure a riveting ’90s alt-rock nostalgia; Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr are among the likenesses, aesthetically.

The ten songs across For That Which Now Lies Fallow encompass Arthur’s personal struggles, ranging from aging and isolation to health challenges, and “The Sliver” specifically emphasizes the power of hope in the thick of it all. The “sliver of hope remains,” refrain is especially compelling in its emotive vocal ferocity and subsequent descension into a more contemplative “one shining moment,” immersion.

“The Sliver” is an impressive showing from Arthur, who is also the guitarist, singer, and songwriter of the band Pink Avalanche, in addition to having released electronic projects as Professor Downfall and Ha Subliminal.

This 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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