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Obliques bring genre-bending alt pop to Baby's All Right (09.05)

For a band with only five released tracks, New York’s Obliques have certainly discovered a definitive sound. The genre-bending, groovy, alternative-pop takes cues from popular 80’s sophisti-pop, without getting overly saturated in nostalgia. Their newest track, “Are You Still Mine?” (streaming below), is a crescendo of supple harmonies, funky synth beats, and catchy, repetitive lyrics. The single is influenced by all of the best parts of the 80s, but there is one major difference between the two—Obliques exercise a restraint in their songwriting that strips it down from all the grandiose cheesiness that far too many 80s bands fell victim to. You can find Obliques playing their next live show at Baby’s All Right on September 5th at 8 pm. -Lilly Milman 

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Obliques bring loungy pop to Berlin on 05.23

Obliques is the project of New Yorkers Zach Van Hoozer and Ben Flesch. The duo is adopting the marketing technique of depriving the press of their head shots, replacing it with tasteful graphics. Their smooth and well produced pop-soul features an interesting balancing act between the soulful and passionate but clean vocal melodies and the edgy distorted guitar parts. Single Lightweight (streaming below) perfectly exemplifies this dynamic, which is in all likelihood the sign of a healthy collaboration. This is definitely a band worth checking out when they play at Berlin on May 23rd.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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