This week's MP3 comes from rapper, Gallo. He teamed up with DJ Goodnight for the hot-weather jam “Summers Mine,” from a forthcoming EP which plays on DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince's He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (Gallo, like Will Smith, makes a point of promoting positivity and not swearing in his rhymes). Stream or download the track, which also features G Vocals, for free below.
This Monday's MP3 comes from the band LoFi Delphi, who just released its sophomore EP, Always the Quiet Ones. As our writer Mike Shanley puts it, "LoFi Delphi takes a page from its classic pop influences, meticulously arranging the material to sound more like a group song than a riff with some embellishment." Stream or download the song "Goodbye" from the release, and read more about the band here.
This week’s track comes from pop-punk band Swiss Army, which just released a self-titled EP on A-F records. Swiss Army was originally a solo project of Brandon Lehman. He plays nearly every instrument on the EP — noted session drummer Eric Downs was enlisted to kept the beat — but has since assembled a four-person lineup for live performances. You can check out the song “Out Here” below.
This week's MP3 comes from Menchaca, an avant-rock project of songwriter/poet Frank Menchaca, who recently released Laughing Around the Bend. The title track, which you can stream or download below, is a loopy and darkly catchy song reminiscent of bands like Sebadoh or Archers of Loaf at their most downbeat.
This week’s track comes from singer-songwriter Emily Rodgers. Stream or download the mesmerizingly rocking title track from her new record, Two Years, for free below. Read more about Rodgers in Wednesday's issue of the Pittsburgh City Paper, and look out for Two Years which she'll release June 10 on Misra Records.
Welcome to a VERY SPECIAL Memorial Day edition of MP3 Monday. This week's track comes from Johnstown-born artist and producer Brandon Locher. In the past, Locher has released music with the ambitious 20-person group The Meets and as part of electro-duo Stage Hands, but these days he's focused on making music solo. Take a moment and space out to his cinematic new single, “Slow Steps,” below.
This week’s MP3 comes from Pet Clinic. Stream or download the wild ’n’ wooly “Sick Witch,” from the band’s new record No Face. Stream or download the song below, and then check out the band's record release show this Friday at Spirit.