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Iconique – “Sitting Pretty” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/

Somewhere in the separate realms of Pet Shop Boys’ sophisticated synth-pop, Hot Chip’s infectious funkay-ness, and Bowie’s otherworldly aura, Iconique’s new track “Sitting Pretty” stands tall as a massive success...

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Nick Noemi – “But I Can Tell” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Friendly guitar twangs and warm acoustic strums make “But I Can Tell” an instantly amiable success, via Eugene, Oregon-based singer/songwriter Nick Noemi, who released his debut album Dr. Rocket this past September. Currently living in Seattle – where he’s very active in the music scene when not working at a ramen shop in Capitol Hill […] The post Nick Noemi – “But I Can Tell” appeared first on .

Joyriot – “Neon Crush” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Joyriot is a rising trio based out of Tucson, Arizona, where they take inspiration from various laid-back contemporary rock influences – like Real Estate and Surfer Blood – alongside more alternative staples like Pavement and The Cure to craft a sound that sounds simultaneously progressive and nostalgic, with new track “Neon Crush” showing that well. […] The post Joyriot – “Neon Crush” appeared first on .

The Lightning Year – “Endless Memory” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

The Lightning Year is the solo project of Crystal Palace-based musician Matt Bishop, who describes his alluring new track “Endless Memory” as “a brooding rumination on a one night stand that you can’t get out of your head, and the admission that this one person and one night will stay in your head forever, for […] The post The Lightning Year – “Endless Memory” appeared first on .

Billy Nelson – “We Could Be Friends” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

“We Could Be Friends” is a simultaneously hypnotic and emotionally touching track. Beginning with vocals repeating “I can see us as friends” over a melancholic and spacey synth pad and aquatic arp, feelings of unrequited love are strongly conveyed. The nonchalant lead vocals creep forward gently, leading to the creepy leading effect around 01:20 — […] The post Billy Nelson – “We Could Be Friends” appeared first on .

Pirating Music: How Technology is Changing the Industry Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Piracy, in spite of what many think, is not a new phenomenon. It wasn’t invented alongside Napster and Bit Torrents’ rise to popularity. It’s easy to believe that’s the truth because that is the first time that music piracy started making headlines, thanks in part to bands like Metallica pushing for legislation against it. Piracy […] The post Pirating Music: How Technology is Changing the Industry appeared first on .

Iconique – “Sitting Pretty” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Somewhere in the separate realms of Pet Shop Boys’ sophisticated synth-pop, Hot Chip’s infectious funkay-ness, and Bowie’s otherworldly aura, Iconique’s new track “Sitting Pretty” stands tall as a massive success from a group I’ll surely be keeping my eye on. Its immediate infectious appeal is rare for tunes these days. It has a vocal theatrical […] The post Iconique – “Sitting Pretty” appeared first on .

Young Travoltaz – “Dark World (Take Me to Kolob)” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Power-funk electro-dance project Young Travoltaz possess an instantly engaging sound that meshes fleeting contemporary indie-rock, nostalgic disco-funk, and an ’80s anthemic spirit into one easily digestible sound. The passionate verses flow consistently into a shimmering hook that features the track’s title, with a hook-laden spirit reminiscent of Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys project Neon Neon, […] The post Young Travoltaz – “Dark World (Take Me to Kolob)” appeared first on .

Bohkeh – “Kissing Faded” (feat. Timid Soul) Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Rj Lim is a LA-based electronic artist whose new album Cotton features an eclectic array of styles presented with a lush, electronic-minded allure. Highlight cut “Kissing Faded”, which features Michigan-based multi-instrumentalist Timid Soul, works from sticky-sweet angelic synth-pop with fluttering arpeggios and spastic key bursts into a live guitar interlude mid-way, which Lim aptly calls […] The post Bohkeh – “Kissing Faded” (feat. Timid Soul) appeared first on .

 

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