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Obscure Sound: Best of June 2008

It’s hard to believe that half of the year is already over. I still consider it too early to accurately determine my favorite releases of ’08, but it is still late enough to reflect on what the first 6 months have t...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of May 2008

I hope that everyone’s memorial day weekend went well. Like every year, it marked the beginning of summer for many people (mainly students like me) and gave them a bit of a refresher as to what summer actually FEELS like....

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of April 2008

It is a rare when a month does this, but I cannot recall a moment in April where I did not have something new and enjoyable to listen to. Whether I found myself humming to southern-rock, Swedish pop, intricate shoegaze, or samp...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2008

In terms of style, March seemed to have it all. Whether you find yourself personally enamored with neo-psychedelia (Jim Noir, Fujifabric), throwback folk (The Tallest Man On Earth, Sera Cahoone), epic post-rock (Our Sleepless F...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of February 2008

I always get excited when winter arrives, making it somewhat ironic that I get even more excited when the season is about to pass. After the snow loses its dramatic flair and becomes nothing more than a hassling obstacle for tr...
 
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A Mix for the Lonely: Valentine’s Day ’08

Considering that the dates of anniversaries and birthdays vary from person to person, it would not be entirely unrealistic to deem Valentine’s Day as the most universally abundant day for the exchanging of mix tapes. Afte...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of January 2008

After a rewarding 2007, the new year has already embraced us with several artists who demonstrated great potential and ability on their recent releases. As for this past month, whether it has been through reputably innovative a...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of December 2007

Though a substantial part of the month was dedicated to reflecting on the highlights of ’07, the past few weeks still featured plenty of great acts that are certainly preparing us for another great year in music. From big...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of November 2007

Yeah, it’s almost over. We have merely a month left in the year 2007 and, looking back, I am continuously finding it to be one of the best musically-related years in recent memory. I will go into further detail when I rev...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2007

October welcomed us to the great season of fall. The music brought to us this month was not half-bad either. In fact, this monthly compilation should come off as quite appealing. There is not a lackluster song to be found. I kn...