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Noise Pop 30
Sobs
February 26, 2023 7:30 pm PST (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Brick and Mortar Music Hall , 1710 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA (map)
$15 ADV / $17 DOS
Sobs
Dedicated to the power of pop music, Sobs are Singapore’s premier indie-pop propagandists. After releasing a breakout bedroom pop EP Catflap and a dream-jangle LP Telltale Signsthat brought international embrace, Sobs now assemble a front-to-back indie-pop behemoth – Air Guitar – after a much anticipated three-year wait. Previously hailed by MTV as having “mastered the artform of the 3-minute wistful guitar pop song”, Sobs take their next step towards pop perfection.

A thirty-minute trip for the post-Internet consumer, Air Guitar calibrates inventive pop hooks for the indie rock lover, instantly accessible yet intricately arranged. The album draws a line through the history of pop stylistics from 80s new wave [Last Resort] and 90s power-pop [Burn Book] to 00s sk8er punk and radio pop [Air Guitar]. Further informed by the cosmopolitan, culturally astute ethos of PC Music – Sobs connects the uptempo of Shibuya’s Advantage Lucy [Lucked Out], heart-on-sleeve indie rock of Bettie Serveert and Big Star [World Implode], with the eclecticism of New York’s Darla Records [Friday Night] to define the pulse of indiepop then and now.

Sobs is Celine Autumn, Jared Lim and Raphael Ong.