Midnight Psychic – “Suburbination”


A new post-punk single from Connecticut-based project Midnight Psychic, “Suburbination” meshes late-night guitar crawls with sporadic glimpses of twinkling keys. Pairing with a morose and steady vocal lead, the instrumentation makes for a hypnotic mystique, with lyrical references to moonlight and stars furthering the nighttime-friendly haunts.

“The idea for this song was to capture the notion of loneliness in suburbia,” Midnight Psychic explain. “Early stages of the song started with the made-up word “suburbination” on the chorus line, which we ultimately decided to keep as a shorthand for the theme of suburban decay.”

The project, formed by Jayson Munro and George Moore in 2022, first caught our ears this past July with the single “You Should Move On.”

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Post-Punk.

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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