It’s Saturday and you might be hankering for some new music for the weekend. Check out these free downloads from a few new exciting Indie artists.
Torres – A Strange Hello – download – TORRES knows the darkness. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter otherwise known as Mackenzie Scott waits until anything—an idea, an emotion, a memory—gnaws at her, tearing at her fingers and throat until she releases it in song. Her husky voice strains against its human biological constraints like a wild-eyed horse, whispering desperately “Don’t give up on me just yet” on one end and yowling about jealousy with unnerving intensity on the other. Following her self-titled debut in 2013, TORRES pushes herself to even noisier extremes on Sprinter, a punishing self-examination of epic spiritual and musical proportions.
Claws – Feel It All – download – CLAWS is an American alt-pop duo from Atlanta, GA comprised of sultry siren Amber Renee and four-time Grammy-winning producer & multi-instrumentalist Graham Marsh (Cee-Lo Green, Bruno Mars, T.I.). After a decade of working at the highest levels of the music industry with stars like Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, and T.I., Graham Marsh became disillusioned with the pop music world. At the height of his commercial success in 2012, he quit his job as Cee Lo Green’s right-hand man to pursue a music career that would fulfill him creatively.
Ellie Swisher – Right Back at Ya – download – Ellie Swisher is an up and coming new pop artist. Influenced by both the new and the old, she is boldly bringing a fresh take on the modern pop song. From quirky to retro to electronic to classical, this notable newcomer has a bit of everything in her arsenal. She is shaping up to be a prime candidate for the next Billboard chart topper. Keep an eye out as she quickly ascends, this is one artist you won’t want to miss.
Alpha Rev – The Promise – download – Above all else, Alpha Rev is a journey into the depths of the human experience. Frontman Casey McPherson’s gripping, emotional songwriting dares others to search out hope in the bleakest of circumstances and the unique instrumentation pays homage to the classical music that gave him his love for the art. While McPherson’s songwriting and rock-inspired vocals form the core of Alpha Rev’s music, he is supported by a unique cast of musicians that fill Alpha Rev’s songs with as much classical beauty as American rock.
Chelsea Burns – City Mess – download – Chelsea Burns’ debut EP, City Mess, was inspired by experiences during her first four years living in Chicago. These personal songs about love and loss, finding inspiration and staying true to who she is as an artist, showcase her songwriting style while her beautiful vocals bring the songs to life.