This feature is an idea that I’ve been meaning to try for a while and never really got around to doing. I guess that’s what happens when you take a year off from blogging to look for jobs, but whatever.
Every week, as I’m sure anyone with a computer probably knows, iTunes offers its users a new single from up-and-coming artists completely free of charge. This is a nifty idea that could be used to introduce some truly groundbreaking and exciting artists to a wider audience at no cost to that audience so they don’t have to complain about wasting their hard-earned $1.29 on a song they didn’t like.
Unfortunately they tend to use this promotion on pop-country singers, MTV-friendly rappers, quirky indie-pop (the kind you typically hear in Apple commercials, fittingly enough) and radio-friendly rock bands that don’t sound any different from anything already on MTV or the radio. Sometimes they might offer something genuinely cool, but these are the exceptions… not the rule.
My idea for this feature is to listen to these songs and simply offer my opinion. This week’s single is “Die Trying” by Art Of Dying, and the review is after the jump.
March 22, 2011 | Categories: Free Single Reviews, Music | Tags: Art Of Dying, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Christina Perri, Disturbed, Free Single Reviews, iTunes, Nickelback, Panic! At The Disco, Seether, Shinedown, Three Days Grace | Leave a comment