This week's MP3 Monday is the slow-burning "Pico and Grand" from Ancient History's sophomore record, Good Friend Electrical. If you're unfamiliar with Ancient History but have an appetite for reverb, warmth, fuzz and intelligently-layered guitars, this album is not to be missed. Stream or download "Pico and Grand" below.
This week's MP3 Monday is Violet Rose's "Repeat," a cool, sleekly produced pop song that's hard to shake. Rose is relocating to Los Angeles at some point in 2017, but you can still catch her last show as a Pittsburgh resident at Brillobox on Jan. 12. Stream or download "Repeat" below.
Happy New Year! Our first MP3 Monday of 2017 comes from post-grunge alt-rockers Aquarocket. Stream or download the band’s new single, "Pearl Moon" — which the band premiered on New Years Eve — for free, below.
This week’s MP3 comes from Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artist ChaRon Don. Stream or download “Future Take Hold” (featuring Shayontani Banerjee) — the shadowy and high-drama (in the best way) title track from ChaRon Don’s forthcoming record — for free below. And be sure to keep an ear out for Future Take Holdwhen it drops next year.
This week’s MP3 comes from indie-rock four-piece Dinosoul. Stream or download “Dimension,” the atmospheric and dramatic title track from the band’s new EP for free below, and read more about the band here.
This week’s track comes from gothy peace-punk band Silence. Back in April, the four-piece released its gloomily melodic debut full-length The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing, on West Virginia-based label Profane Existence. Stream or download the upbeat post-punk jam “The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing, Part 1," from that record for free below.
This week’s MP3 comes from Wreck Loose. The band's rollicking new single, “Long Time Listener, First Time Caller” may put you in mind of '70s-era Elton John, and that's a very good thing. Stream or download the song below, and then check out Wreck Loose Sat., Dec. 3 at Brillobox when the four-piece officially releases the song as a limited-run 7-inch.
This week's mp3 comes from sludgy doom/experimental metal trio Brown Angel. Stream or download “Fair and Lovely” from the band’s latest release, Shutout, below; you can also pick up a copy of the full record from Sleeping Giant Glossolalia (and if you need more convincing, check out our review).
This week’s MP3 comes from Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artist Peabo Miles; stream or download his slow-jam-y track, “No Strings Attached,” for free below, then maybe add it to your Tinder date-night playlist.
This week's MP3 comes from post-punk band Empty Beings. The five-piece released Confront the Living back in September; It's full of dark riffs and sinister guitar tones, and probably wouldn't sound out of place on your Halloween playlist, assuming your Halloween playlist includes a lot of '80s goth and new wave. Stream or download "Culture Shock," from that record, below.