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Oh! Mega! – “Vagaries” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/

NYC-based quintet Oh! Mega! flaunt a refreshing sound that reminds me of a cross between Massive Attack’s sensuous soundscapes and Janelle Monae’s jazz-leaning versatility. “Vagaries” is a stellar track that rides on many...

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SQRD – “Beast” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

SQRD is an electronic duo based in Berlin and Stockholm. Influenced by the likes of Caribou and Weval, SQRD’s new single “Beast” shows an impressive atmospheric construction with a knack for both melody and hypnotic build-ups. The beginnings of “Beast” show a developing atmosphere. An ominous synth choir combines with a booming bass drum and […] The post SQRD – “Beast” appeared first on .

Michael Cullen – “Cha Cha Cha D’Amour” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

I’ve featured veteran Australian singer-songwriter Michael Cullen in the past, specifically the tracks “Nothing Special” and “Do You Believe?“. Both were fine representations of what makes Cullen’s music so appealing; his strong baritone and deep atmospheric tendencies results in an emotional yet hook-laden rock sound reminiscent of Aussie greats The Church, who Cullen worked with since […] The post Michael Cullen – “Cha Cha Cha D’Amour” appeared first on .

Oh! Mega! – “Vagaries” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

NYC-based quintet Oh! Mega! flaunt a refreshing sound that reminds me of a cross between Massive Attack’s sensuous soundscapes and Janelle Monae’s jazz-leaning versatility. “Vagaries” is a stellar track that rides on many enjoyable aspects. I’m particularly fond of the instrumental bridge around 01:30 with its slick keys and guitar skiffle, before launching again into […] The post Oh! Mega! – “Vagaries” appeared first on .

Hollywood Principle – “Firework” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

I know I’m not alone in my Rocket League obsession. The game – where players maneuver a rocket-powered car under soccer-esque rules – has become a hit on both PC and PS4 since its July 7th release. There are usually over 100,000 players on it at once! I strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys sports games or […] The post Hollywood Principle – “Firework” appeared first on .

Louise Aubrie – “Masterstroke” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Splitting time between NYC and her hometown London, Louise Aubrie creates a very engaging sound rooted in rock and post-punk — with additional pop sensibilities that make most of her material quite radio-friendly, despite their laudably consuming atmosphere and overall sharpness. This past March she recorded her new album, Late 44, at the famous Abbey […] The post Louise Aubrie – “Masterstroke” appeared first on .

John Powers – “Be Here Now” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

John Powers has been a staple in the NYC live music scene for years, captivating audiences at notable venues like Pianos, where he is on residency for the next three Sundays. With his soothing voice (reminiscent of a fused Scott Walker and Cat Stevens), soft guitars, and occasional keys, Powers crafts a magical and nostalgic sound with […] The post John Powers – “Be Here Now” appeared first on .

The Liquorsmiths – “This Book Belongs To” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

“This Book Belongs To” is a fluttering folk track from The Liquorsmiths, a San Diego-based group of folk-rockers who take a cue from acts like Wilco and Delta Spirit. Their new six-track release, also called This Book Belongs To, is out on the 25th. The trio is particularly noted for their live performances – at […] The post The Liquorsmiths – “This Book Belongs To” appeared first on .

Huckleberry – “Trouble Is Real” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Trouble is Real by Huckleberry “Trouble Is Real” is a wonderful track that reminds favorably of Dr. Dog, Wilco, Kurt Vile and a few other talented acts who incorporate the classic schematics of acts like The Band and Harry Nilsson into a contemporary indie-rock arsenal. The swooning guitar twangs, sound rhythm section, and central hook-filled […] The post Huckleberry – “Trouble Is Real” appeared first on .

 

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