Deth Rali – “The Video”


Melding dreamy pop and chillwave elements with a warming nostalgic glow, “The Video” is a new single from Denver-based project Deth Rali. Representing the moniker of artist Jay Maike, Deth Rali’s knack for blissfully hypnagogic soundscapes shows decisively on “The Video,” which precedes a 12-track full-length debut out in September. Deth Rali initially began as Maike’s solo project, and has expanded into a very talented band — now also including Nathan Rodriguez (Cherished, Replica City), Wes Hughes (Marafiki), and Hunter Bates (Mean World Records, Shady Oaks).

The initial ascension from wordless vocal soaring into balmy synth buzzing is fondly reminiscent of Washed Out. Dazed vocals enter with seamless entrancement, into the “I saw the video,” rise with clanging guitar glistening — injecting a melodic post-punk/new-wave ’80s nostalgia. Lush vocal reflections add wonderfully thereafter. “The Video” is a wonderful melting pop of hazy synths and guitars, bolstered by steady vocals and a spacey aesthetical charm.

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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