Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Download “Iris B” by Sean Renner via Steal This Track

But more than just “nature,” as in the great outdoors, Renner’s soulful vocals and R&B sense impart the music with a human quality not often found in looped, electronic-sounding music. While looped samples may not immediately sound like the music of nature, Renner’s music has a certain organic, natural quality to it. Photo by Erin Graboski
Denver musician Sean Renner recently released a new collection of music that commemorates the years he’s spent in Colorado. Nature has its rhythms, and it’s as if Renner is trying to mimic the organized, dynamic heartbeat of the natural world. Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. But we’re grateful he left this musical impression of the state for us to remember him by. For now, Renner has given up Colorado to study music composition in Los Angeles. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live. If you’re a Colorado band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration. Download “Plume B” below. Though it’d be fine to call it an “album,” it’s actually a collection of four double-sided singles, each representing a period of time in the Centennial State and named after a native Colorado plant. We only feature tracks not available for free elsewhere. It’s telling that he chose to name these singles after foliage.

Photos: August Burns Red fêtes “Messengers” at Ogden Theatre

In Hearts Wake, ’68 and Protest the Hero opened the show. DENVER, CO – JANUARY 17: Protest The Hero performs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on January 17, 2017. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Pennsylvania metal-core stalwarts August Burns Red marked the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album, “Messengers,” by playing it in its entirety on Tuesday night to a packed house at Denver’s Ogden Theatre. Check out our photos of the evening above.