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Basic Tape – “Third Light” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/

French electronic duo Basic Tape brilliantly capture a lush, springtime-y feel on standout track “Third Light”. Tranquil synth flutters and gentle songbird chirps comprise the beginning, before energetic handclap-led percussion signals...

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Basic Tape – “Third Light” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

French electronic duo Basic Tape brilliantly capture a lush, springtime-y feel on standout track “Third Light”. Tranquil synth flutters and gentle songbird chirps comprise the beginning, before energetic handclap-led percussion signals the entry of the wiggly lead synth. Basic Tape play around with this lead throughout, with various tonal and melodic fluctuations occurring over a backdrop […] The post Basic Tape – “Third Light” appeared first on .

Bossiie – “Tip” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

There are many aspiring artists today attempting the charismatic, attitude-heavy hip-hop/R&B of Nicki Minaj and – before her - Missy Elliott, but usually they fall flat by over-valuing their own vocal personalities, which often fails to compare to the stars and their production teams. However, in the case of London-based hip-hop/trap artist Bossiie, she actually knows what she’s doing, […] The post Bossiie – “Tip” appeared first on .

You Are Number Six – “The Gingerbread Man” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

Théo Lefebvre is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter/producer from France who exudes Damon Albarn vibes on “The Gingerbread Man”, a stellar track he released as a Christmas treat a few months back. The weather is warming and it’s spring time, but “The Gingerbread Man” still sounds great nonetheless. Several components of the instrumental arsenal – such as the swanky […] The post You Are Number Six – “The Gingerbread Man” appeared first on .

Baywaves – “Dreaming” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

“Dreaming” is the first single off Baywaves’ debut EP. I suppose we can get the Tame Impala comparisons out of the way first; it’s pretty surreal how the rhythm section, in particularly the gliding bass lines, remind of great Tame Impala efforts like “Endors Toi”. While that hypnotic psych-rock sound is certainly present, there are […] The post Baywaves – “Dreaming” appeared first on .

Lazy Day – “With My Mind” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

“With My Mind” is a stunning offering from Lazy Day, the solo project of Hella Better Dancer‘s Tilly Scantlebury. Just as her band tapped wonderfully into alternative-rock of the late ’80s and early ’90s, Tilly’s solo project satisfies with melodic nostalgia of that ilk. “With My Mind” is more subdued than Hella Better Dancer efforts like “Sleeptalking”, but it’s […] The post Lazy Day – “With My Mind” appeared first on .

High Magic – “The Ghost of Evermore” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

High Magic have a very striking sound that sits in post-punk territory, but with an enjoyable emphasis on hard-rock as well. The vocals are unique – much like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, or Future Islands’ Samuel Herring – in that their deep quiver and melodic idiosyncrasies contribute immensely to their unique, rock-solid style. “The Ghost of Evermore” […] The post High Magic – “The Ghost of Evermore” appeared first on .

The Jinxes – “We Create” Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

On most of their tracks, The Jinxes craft sugary indie-pop with twinkling keys, tugging strings, and soaring male-female harmonies. All of this has been accomplished before in a stylistic sense, but The Jinxes have a specific talent for hook-y build-ups, as can be heard in “Can You Hear It Ring?”, one of several highlights off the […] The post The Jinxes – “We Create” appeared first on .

Obscure Sound: Best of March 2014 Source: Obscure Sound(http://obscuresound.com/)

I was able to clock this compilation at around one hour exactly. I think it’s a great 60 minutes, one that follows the recent months’ trend of catering almost exclusively to the under-exposed. A rough barometer of “under-exposed” in this instance is under 10,000 plays for a track on SoundCloud. Only one of the tracks […] The post Obscure Sound: Best of March 2014 appeared first on .

 

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