Alive! Local Music Comp: New Track!

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

We're only days away from releasing Alive!'s fifth Local Music Compilation - the city's best showcase of new music. The free CD includes 15 new tracks from the hottest bands in town.

You can get yours at our Comfest booth or at the free release party this Friday, June 15, at Little Brother's. Until then, we'll be whetting your appetite by revealing one song from it each day this week.

Wednesday's Secret Track: The Lab Rats


Artist: The Lab Rats Track: "Devil's Train" Album: Half Full Ashtrays, Half Empty Glasses


One of the most successful acts to emerge in Columbus during the past few years, the duo of Brian Brown and Kelly Warner have made waves in hip-hop circles with intelligent rhymes and by replacing samples with original beats and live instrumentation.

That combo works brilliantly throughout their latest EP and on this track, which features one of the catchiest-ever beats and old-timey vocals the pair manufactured in the studio. Few stories in hip-hop are as weird or well-executed as this tale about a kid who finds something quite eerie when walking alone out by the train tracks.

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