Monthly Archives: July 2006

CONTEST: Half Nelson soundtrack

I’m happy to announce that Obscure Sound and THINKFilm are teaming up to bring you a promotional giveaway of the soundtrack of the new movie Half Nelson, featuring Broken Social Scene. The movie tells the story of a young white … Continue reading

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ALBUM PREVIEW: The Black Keys – Magic Potion

Revitalizing the original roots of Blues rock has been a recent, though not entirely common, trend of the past decade. Successful bands such as The Black Crowes, The White Stripes, and My Morning Jacket have used strong components of blues … Continue reading

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ALBUM PREVIEW: Grizzly Bear – Yellow House

Lo-fi music has long had a stereotype of intentionally sounding low budget, and though that term may be a bit exaggerated, some people often wonder how music of a lo-fi variety can have a lasting impact to an aware listener. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PLAYLIST

DJ Shadow – Erase You (featuring Chris James) [audio:http://obscuresound.com/mp3/p8/dj-era.mp3%5D DJ Shadow – Seein’ Thangs (featuring David Banner) [audio:http://obscuresound.com/mp3/p8/dj-see.mp3%5D Josh Davis (DJ Shadow) has long been credited as the godfather of experimental instrumental hip-hop, starting with his groundbreaking classic debut Entroducing…. … Continue reading

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DASHING DEBUTS: Supergrass – I Should Coco

There are all these bands nowadays that are releasing debut albums that some people prematurely define as “a classic”. Whether it be Bloc Party or The Killers, most are speaking too soon. The last debut album that I personally consider … Continue reading

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Japanese Garage Bands of the 1960s

I picked up a very interesting compilation the other day called GS I Love You: Japanese Garage Bands of the ’60s. It consists of Japanese garage bands in the 1960s, where the scene was just starting to erupt. These bands … Continue reading

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ALBUM PREVIEW: New London Fire – I Sing The Body Holographic

I get excited whenever I hear good music come out of New Jersey. The state in which I live in is too occupied with emo artists who prefer style over quality, with a large odd number of emo bands originating … Continue reading

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