Distorted Waves – “Same Story”


A playful reggae and alt-pop fusing shine brightly on “Same Story,” the new single from Distorted Waves, a band based in Santa Cruz, CA. “This is a song about trying to protect someone you love,” they explain. “It is written from the perspective of a father protecting their child’s innocence by hiding the evils of the world until they are old enough to know the full story.”

Quick-swiping guitars complement vocals that describe an openness when “the walls start to fall to the ground,” out of necessity in sharing knowledge of perseverance. Blasts of guitars build climactically during the “life of pure frustration,” bridge, culminating in a lushly infectious array of responsive vocal layers and reggae-friendly guitar spurts. “Same Story” presents a hooky, dynamic display of laid-back reggae influences and more clamoring alt-rock passion.

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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