Artist: Black Gold Track: "Idols" Album: Tragedy & Legacy Listen

Completely unhappy with Myspace music, even as a tertiary reference for finding streaming music from bands I learn about elsewhere, I've begun to use other sites to find new music to bring to you, loyal readers.

One is PureVolume.com, manageable, clean and helpful. Even with marketing money dominating artists placed on the loading page, it's light years easier to use than most of its competitors. And, I've found, checking out a few random bands with a label push isn't always a bad thing.

For example, Black Gold.

Electroclash hipsters at times, they've offered something great on "Idols," a soaring ballad that comes as close as possible to the contradictions included in their mission statement of purpose. The acoustic guitar is a nice touch.