Artist: Six Gallery Song: "Say Matte"

Six Gallery has been a band for several years, but in the past eight months the finger-tapping prog-rockers have transformed with the introduction of former Pirate frontman Dan Francis. The former instrumental specialists were forced to retool their sound and refocus their songwriting with a lead singer in the mix, and the result has been their most rewarding creations so far. One of them, "Say Matte," is featured on the Alive Amplified compilation we'll be giving away Thursday night at Circus and all weekend around Goodale Park. "Say Matte" also appears alongside the rest of Six Gallery's fresh harvest on Breakthroughs in Modern Art, this lineup's first release together, which will be unveiled Friday at Skully's when the band takes the stage for an increasingly rare Columbus gig. Click over to MySpace and have a listen to what they've been up to.