The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Nothing, Denison Witmer and The Roots

Space-rocking Philly shoegazers Nothing stopped by for a Key Studio Session recently.  Recorded in front of a live audience and several glowing candles, the resulting four tracks will have an effect on you similar to that of a planetarium; the songs are dreamy, hypnotic and transcendental.  The Bands in the Backyard crew were also on site and captured an atmospheric video of “The Rites of Love and Death”; watch the video below and head over here to download the full session.  Check out Nothing’s upcoming tour dates on their Bandcamp.

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My Morning Download: “Television” by You Won’t (playing Johnny Brenda’s Friday, November 30th)

Photo by Shervin Lainez
You Won’t are the Cambridge, Massachusetts duo of singer/guitarist Josh Arnoudse and drummer Raky Sastri. Making music together for the last couple of years, You Won’t describe themselves as playing “strummy melodic eclectic lyrical folky rock n roll,” which pretty much sums up what they do. They have a penchant for some seriously melodic hooks and they have a commanding sense of dynamics. The songs on their debut album, Skeptic Goodbye – on Old Flame Records – often recall those first few Police albums for their sharpness and their to-the-point quirkiness. At the same time they’re capable of delivering gems like “Television,” (download it below) that would sound perfect at an indie rock hootenanny. You Won’t play at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, November 30th with Lucius and Pearl and the Beard. Go here for tickets for the show.

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company