Minneapolis retro-rockers Mercurial Rage are offering up a new 3-Sided Single for free! You can download the tunes HERE. Are you confused about exactly how something can be called a single but have three sides? Perhaps you are wondering how a musical medium can have three sides? After all, a record has two sides, as do 4-tracks, tapes, and CD’s (physically speaking). Perhaps this little background from the 3-Sided Single website will serve to clarify, and if not, God forbid you should visit the site and find the answers you seek! You go-getter, you.
What is the 3Side? (short answer)
The 3Side is a new format for music releases, designed to be something more “real” than downloading a couple of MP3’s off some site. The 3Side or 3-Sided Single is a self-contained miniature release which includes songs, artwork, credits, and whatever other media the artist chooses. Artists want to create “releases” rather than random, context-less solitary tracks. Also, serious music fans would like more information and value from digital music downloads than is provided by the current digital model. The 3Side is a perfect, bite-sized way to satisfy the urges of both artist and listener. (3-Sided Singles Website)
We dig the concept, and can’t wait to hear more from the channels of the Ed Ackerson machine. In the meantime, download and jam out to the Mercurial ones.
3-Sided Singles – Website