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Buffalo Girls by The Wavos

Mike Mineo

"Buffalo Girls" plays with a fun, infectious quality throughout. Playful synth-y fragments join alongside the hooky "Buffalo girls," vocal refrain, intriguing in the first minute. The twangy guitar addition at the 40-second mark adds an enjoyable aesthetic edge, as does the added vocal harmonizing upon the next hook/refrain. There's a bit of a McCartney-esque vibe around the bridge at the two-minute mark. The spacey synth-heavy segment a few moments thereafter also captivates. I'm enjoying the charismatic, upbeat flair of this throughout. Looking forward to featuring these tracks on Obscure Sound shortly! -Mike

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Come Alive by The Wavos

Mike Mineo

Another fun track! The nostalgic synth bustling in the beginning leads into suavely melodic vocals, expanding with charisma past the one-minute mark. The "make me come alive," vocal hook plays with hooky allure, the bustling synth and suave vocal convergence exuding a consuming sophisti-pop aesthetic. The nonchalant vocal turn around 02:30 builds a pleasant bridge, culminating fully to the "make me come alive," hooky reprise, leading into a satisfying conclusion. Thanks for sending another quality one! Am happy to share upon release. My email is mike@obscuresound.com -- feel free to inquire about my PR services anytime, and send me a link to these tracks when they're public. Thanks again for sending! -Mike

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Love Beach by The Wavos

Bob Lugowe

Prince is my fav of all time so I can def get behind this track. Solid grooves, falsettos and hooks throughout. Sounds like something that would really translate well in the live enviroment. 
 
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Best of luck!

Mike Mineo

Quick-swiping guitars and brassy blares complement a funky vocal lead to conjure excitement throughout "Love Beach." The vocal twist around 01:33 exudes charisma, strutting wide range and a nice responsive backing vocal presence, giving way to a brass-friendly section that reminds me fondly of Funkadelic. The vocal repetition in the final minute crafts a hypnotic, replay-friendly feeling. Looking forward to sharing this upon release. Please send the public link to me at mike@obscuresound.com when ready, and feel free to inquire about my PR services anytime as well. Thanks for sending! -Mike