Artist: Pirate Track: "Rebel" Album: Listen to Your Heart Listen

This local prog-rock quartet has been making waves around Columbus lately, with a sound similar to those of Brainbow, Sinkane and The Slide Machine. Like those bands, Pirate's "Rebel" dabbles in quiet/loud, heavy/light combinations, often with great results both catchy and heady. The vocals on this track are fantastic, as are the layers behind the front-and-center wails in the refrain. Look for good things to come from this band.

Some upcoming shows:

Thursday, March 6 The Basement, Arena District

Tuesday, March 11 Skully's Music Diner, Short North

Friday, April 25 Skully's Music Diner, Short North