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Michael Leonard Witham – “Oh The Evil !!!” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/

Folk rocker Michael Leonard Witham has the story you’d expect from a nostalgia-generating folk artist in 2014. He has been an admitted “junk collector” since childhood, and always had a tendency to check garbage piles for...

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Nick Raven – “Strange Days” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

The tranquil, acoustic-driven stylings of Nick Raven’s new track, “Strange Days”, shows the singer-songwriter’s stylistic diversity in full stride; his previous effort, the excellent “Nineteen Fifty Three”, had more of an electric post-punk resonance. For this new track, the New Zealand-based artist enlisted the production of Greg Haver (known for his work with Manic Street […] The post Nick Raven – “Strange Days” appeared first on .

Nehedar – “Don’t Look” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

The Warming House by Nehedar Fans of powerful female singer-songwriters like Fiona Apple and St. Vincent are likely to enjoy NYC-based artist Nehedar, who produces a sound deriving from intense pop, rock, and folk. Although that mixture of genres could output practically anything, fans of Nehedar point to her darkly invigorating lyrical content and experimental blend of styles […] The post Nehedar – “Don’t Look” appeared first on .

Blue Plutos – “Shadow Chateau” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Dennett St. by Blue Plutos With new track “Shadow Chateau”, NYC/Boston-based group Blue Plutos have produced a tripped-out slice of indie-rock elegance. The effort touts a twangy deepness and warm reverb reminiscent of both ghostly jangle-pop (The Go-Betweens’ “Someone Else’s Wife“) and otherworldly post-punk (Wire’s “French Film Blurred“). Like these classics, the atmosphere throughout “Shadow Chateau” is […] The post Blue Plutos – “Shadow Chateau” appeared first on .

Ruane Maurice – “Farne” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

UK trio Ruane Maurice produce one of the most originally intoxicating hip-hop hybrids you’ll hear this year. Although hip-hop remains a focus, especially on the vocal delivery front, the trio’s wide-reaching stylistic palate is very prevalent. Ruane Maurice knows this themselves. “Our focus has been in making a hip-hop record based on our formal studies […] The post Ruane Maurice – “Farne” appeared first on .

Michael Leonard Witham – “Oh The Evil !!!” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Folk rocker Michael Leonard Witham has the story you’d expect from a nostalgia-generating folk artist in 2014. He has been an admitted “junk collector” since childhood, and always had a tendency to check garbage piles for potentially valuable items. In the summer of 2010, on top of a garbage pile, he found a Yamaha acoustic […] The post Michael Leonard Witham – “Oh The Evil !!!” appeared first on .

LYTES – “Toska” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

LYTES is the project of German producer/songwriter Julian Prott, who just released his first single “Toska”, a richly atmospheric seven-minute epic that introduces listeners to Prott’s expert craftsmanship in regard to “heavy sample use, chopped vocals, intimate ambient passages with underlying breakbeats, and massive reverb-laden synth outbursts.” Appropriately, Prott references talented names like Caribou, Apparat, […] The post LYTES – “Toska” appeared first on .

Rival Empire – “Reagan’s Rancho Del Cielo” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

When two college friends, Matt Koliopoulos and Steve Rivera, formed Rival Empire, it wasn’t long until they realized their songwriting partnership spawned various stylistic forms; their early efforts spanned everywhere from dance and electronica to reggae and pop. To keep things cohesive, their solution to this was to incorporate re-purposed lyrics and melodies inspired from big […] The post Rival Empire – “Reagan’s Rancho Del Cielo” appeared first on .

Mystery at the Lighthouse – “Echo Decrypter” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Mystery at the Lighthouse is an indie-rock project formed by four friends in Denver. As is evident on several tracks throughout their impressive new release Tunnels, the group shares an admiration for lo-fi indie-rock staples like Built to Spill and Pavement. Those groups are a nice starting reference point, though that mutual admiration fortunately doesn’t obstruct their […] The post Mystery at the Lighthouse – “Echo Decrypter” appeared first on .

 

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