Ubiquity Machine – “Betty and Steve”


A jangling power-pop appeal shows on “Betty and Steve,” a strong new single from Ubiquity Machine. Mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer Martin Cooke, the track comes via the band’s forthcoming album. The Rabbit’s debonair initial vocals depict a contrasting vibe, from a factory’s stink and over-working into a drive for a vacation “for a weekend to recover and recharge.” A relatable, working-class enamoring takes hold throughout the verses, ascending into responsive vocal layers and hooky guitar jangling into the central chorus.

The duo of The Rabbit and Howard Rabach describe the track as reflective of “the complexities of human relationships and the profound impact they have on our lives.” Playful wordless vocal touches and brass-y enthusiasm exudes a peppy flair at mid-point, seamlessly building into a triumphant array of twangy guitars and brass-driven exuberance. “Betty and Steve” is an enjoyable rock earworm from Ubiquity Machine.

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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