St. Kio – “Falling”


Moving from nocturnal intrigue into a beautifully textured shoegaze-y appeal, “Falling” is a recent single from St. Kio, the Los Angeles-based project of Nicole Bandoquillo. The Filipino self-taught multi-instrumentalist, artist, and producer excels with a momentum-filled soundscape. A gripping chorus features a rousing wall of guitars alongside a steady bass undercurrent, more in the post-punk vein; the integration of dream-pop and post-punk elements cohesively tie within the shoegaze-friendly theatrics, resulting in a standout success from St. Kio.

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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