Windows – ‘Raindrops On The Open Road’ EP


Los Angeles-based project Windows enamors with a caressingly melodic rock sound on their Raindrops On The Open Road EP. A blend of psych-pop and surf-rock make for a charming aesthetical output, which has drawn praise for the act since its formation in 2018 by Matteo Arias (Golden Animals/Reverberation Records), who infuses a Mexican-American lens within the West Coast psych-pop and rock cohesion. Their knack for hooky structural drives shows well throughout.

“Wanted to Know” enamors with its warming guitar twangs, opening the EP with a satiating glow. The subsequent “Sr89” captivates in its range of quainter power-pop inclinations and the “I don’t care,” remarking in the central chorus, bolstered by resonating guitar-forward ardency. Elsewhere, “Raindrops” wholly embraces the ’70s California psych-pop realm, infusing jangling guitars and harmonious vocals for a lasting appeal. “Just let the clouds roll by,” the vocals let out at one point, aptly breezing alongside a delectable array of psych-infused rock and pop.

“Sr89” 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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