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ATP Announce Mangum-Curated Lineup

November 11, 2011
As we learned last month, the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival is finally set for March 9-11, 2012. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in December, but was postponed due to “a set of extremely unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances.” It will still take place in Minehead, Engla...

Jens Lekman – An Argument with Myself EP (2011)

September 13, 2011
An Argument with Myself illustrates the many moods of Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman, who has a savvy for both somber ballads and infectious summertime jams. His oft-gorgeous instrumentation is supplemented by dryly delivered humor that alternates between the darkly sobering and lovably romanticized...


Psychedelic Pop
June 18, 2020
A catchy track from Japanese act BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON, “All I Want” shows a fun take on psych-tinged pop. Alongside drummer Yusuke Okada, the act is comprised of siblings Shohei and Ayu Megumi. They will be releasing an EP, Some Same Soul, on July 29th, preceded by singles “Paranoid...

How Can Vaping Help Musicians Be More Creative?

March 24, 2020
Vaping in the modern world is a common thing. This hobby brings together people from around the world. Both young people and the elderly vape. Various scientific institutes, doctors and scientists have stated that vaping is not a cure for smoking. Indeed, it is a long time since it has been proven that vap...

Best Albums of 2019: Top Ten

Top Albums
December 17, 2019
Obscure Sound features the ten best albums of 2019.

Why Australian Bands Are Ruling Modern Indie

October 30, 2019
Australian culture seems to have a knack of becoming hugely fashionable every few years, besides being home to one of the oldest cultures on Earth. Known for its laidback lifestyle, beaches and barbecues, bone-dry sense of humour, it’s clear that there’s a lot more going on in this country. Many people kno...

Best Albums of 2018: #30 to #21

Top Albums
January 3, 2019
Obscure Sound continues their 'Best Albums of 2018' feature with albums #30 to #21, including audio streams and write-ups of each album.

Can a Shared Taste in Music Save or Break Your Relationship?

May 31, 2018
Let’s face it: music has always assumed an important role when it comes to romance. It features inherent links to those romantic moments, such as first dances, vacations, marriage, and, of course, less romantic, but equally significant, moments like breakups. Even romantic movies are often defined by love ...

Madelin – “Roxelana” (ft. Maxo)

April 6, 2018
“Roxelana” is a very catchy electro-pop single from Madelin, featuring the remixing work of Maxo. The track escalates quickly, from laid-back vocals and hazy synth pads into high-pitched fizzy effervescence and a PC Music-like aesthetic. Madelin, who’s based in Bushwick, has previously ga...

Best Albums of 2017: #20 to #11

Top Albums
January 18, 2018
Obscure Sound explores albums #11 to #20 in recapping the best releases from 2017.