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Monday, June 18, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 5:58 PM



Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Galactus (Nothing Left To Give)” by Bagger. The song is an ambient, lo-fi number that espouses a cool exhaustion and sadness with ‘80s nostalgia swimming underneath. Stream or download “Galactus (Nothing Left To Give)” for free.

Bagger: "Galactus (Nothing Left To Give)”


To download "Galactus," right-click here and select "save link as."

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Split Seconds” by Pittsburgh-via-London band The Painbirds. The noisy pop band’s guitars and distorted vocals team up to create a dark, danceable number. Stream or download “Split Seconds” for free and watch the strobe-soaked music video below.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 12:18 PM

click to enlarge Caleb Kopta - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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Caleb Kopta

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Burning House” by Caleb Kopta. The danceable indie rock track has some serious Sam’s Town-era Killers vibes with a dose of ’80s nostalgia. Blast the chorus with your windows down for full effect. Stream or download “Burning House” for free on FFW>>, the music blog at pghcitypaper.com.


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 2:52 PM

click to enlarge Mike Hitt - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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Mike Hitt

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Eulogy,” Mike Hitt’s first track after a three-year hiatus as he built up his own MCM Studios. “Eulogy” may be a song about reflection at the end of life, but its release is a rebirth for Hitt. Stream or download “Eulogy” for free below. 

Mike Hitt: "Eulogy"


To download "Eulogy," right-click here and select "save link as." Or check out the video below.


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Monday, May 14, 2018

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Kinda (Makes You Feel Good)” by André Costello and the Cool Minors. The grooving indie rock track is the perfect soundtrack to the birth of summer. Stream or download “Kinda (Makes You Feel Good)” and blast it as you bike alongside the river and let the sunshine wash over you.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Etch” by Pop Thief, a meandering psychedelic hip-hop track about a person’s first LSD trip. The rapid-fire verses dissolve into dreamy, flowing choruses before giving way to a dark prog-rock instrumental finale. Stream or download “Etch” for free below.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM

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Kahone Concept

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week it’s “Windup” by Kahone Concept. “Windup” is a shiny pop number with layers of synthesizers to float beneath the tenor vocals. Stream or download “Windup” for free below.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:17 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY OF SHAUNA MILLER
Photo courtesy of Shauna Miller

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free, and this week we’re also premiering a music video to go along with it. The song is “Always On” by The Lampshades, an acoustic number filled with melancholic, dreamy harmonies about fearing loneliness and falling into bad romantic habits as a result. Watch the meandering, warm video (featuring empty mall footage) and stream or download “Always On” for free below.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s “Marlayna / One More Day,” by Through Binoculars. It’s a beachy folk number full of choral harmonies and longing. Stream or download “Marlayna / One More Day” for free below.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM

click to enlarge Jack Swing - PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK SEYLER
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Jack Swing

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s “Take the Night,” by Jack Swing, a catchy rock jam with delicious riffs. The distorted guitars and groovy guitar hook, paired with expressive vocals, will have you dancing the night away. Stream or download “Take The Night” for free below, and check out the underdog-story music video, directed by Caleb Christopher Porto. 


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