Black City Lights’ new single, “Give It Up,” is a dramatic, trippy piece of electro-pop. The song is from Black City Lights’ upcoming debut album, Another Life, which will be released on August 6th. You can stream and/or download the free, legal mp3 via SoundCloud below…
Acapella awesomeness abounds in this collection of Beatbox and harmony mashups from London’s Shakka.
Dead Professional is the one man band otherwise known as Virginia-based singer-songwriter John Harouff. John’s email said he thinks he “might be an appropriate candidate for placement on Muruch” and he was right. Dead Professional’s song, “Don’t Be Cruel,” is very catchy, pop-polished alt-rock. Think mid-80s Springsteen with a smoother voice.
Ours’ new release, Ballet the Boxer 1, is one of those albums I love more intensely with each listen. It’s pure, old school American rock that often reminds me of classic Foreigner, maybe a bit of Scorpions or even Cinderella. The rock arrangements are somewhat simple, but the big, theatrical voice of lead singer, Jimmy Gnecco, should also appeal to Muse fans.
Ours – Pretty Pain (mp3)*
*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of band’s PR rep
Beethoven’s late String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 was heavily featured in the Christopher Walken/Catherine Keener movie A Late Quartet. You can download a performance of it by the Orion String Quartet below.
Orion String Quartet – Beethoven’s String Quartet No.14, Op.131 (mp3 download page)
Jeremy Denk is also featured on several performances which can be downloaded for free from the Gardner Museum.
One subject of the WXXI discussion is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111. Neil O’Doan’s performance of the first movement from that work can be streamed or downloaded here.
O’Doan has also recorded some complete works for the Piano Society, including concertos by Rachmaninov and Chopin.
Another pianist I discovered through the Piano Society is Monica Alianello, who has many recordings available for free download including our favorite Chopin Mazurkas.
I haven’t heard a good rock ballad in a while, so I was excited to stumble upon “Satisfied” by Aranda as part of Amazon’s monthly free Artists on the Rise mp3 set. You can download and/or stream “Satisfied” for free and also download a second song, “Stand,” in exchange for your email address below…
Aranda – Satisfied (Free Mp3 @ Amazon)
Chopin is my favorite classical composer, so I’m happy when anyone shares his beautiful music. Alexander Stree Press is making Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 21″ available as a free, legal download this week. You can download the mp3s at the link below…
Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 21 (mp3 download page)