Spanning from glam-friendly infection to debonair rock throwbacks, SUSPICION TODAY is the compelling debut full-length from DREAM PONY. The NYC-based band craft a dynamic rock sound, often featuring a spirited vocal and guitar-driven drive into memorably replay-inducing hooks. The album is consistently rewarding in its quality songwriting and satiating rock production, from the warming power-pop shades of “SUNDAY SUIT” to the balmy psych-pop within “COUNTERING” and surf-y rock vigor of “BIKINI VISION.”

Jordan D’Arsie’s adaptable vocal presence and Aaron Mika’s steady percussive flair both captivate throughout the album, which was recorded at NY HED studios in the Lower East Side by producers Rocio and Matt Verta-Ray. SUSPICION TODAY is chock full of quality material across its 13 tracks. The title track shows a suave rock appeal reminiscent of The Go-Betweens, while “MAXIMUM VIOLENCE” melds organs and guitars within an eclectic vocal drive, between suave confidence and yelp-y enthusiasm. SUSPICION TODAY is a quality showcase in songwriting and production from DREAM PONY.

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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