Photo by Jon Van Dine

Philadelphia band Belgrade has released a sneak peak single off of their debut self titled album via Alternative Press this week, and, with every emphasis on the next two words: it shimmers. The dissonant echo, vulnerable yet resoundingly present, glistens the surface of the released song “Consolation Prize” so it plays as an atmospheric back drop to the rest of the organic sound.

Those of you who love bands like My Morning Jacket and The Appleseed Cast will find it easy to immerse your ears within Belgrade’s warmth. The beginning notes slip into the undercurrents of the consciousness, while the throbbing drums burst what can only be described by saying this band a profound sense how to write a song. “Consolation Prize” as a whole is a complete composition of mature song writing and beautiful emission of sound.

Belgrade’s debut self-titled album will be released digitally April 16th, and their record release show will be at the Kung Fu Necktie on April 26th; listen to “Consolation Prize” via Alternative Press here. While you’re at it, Absolute Punk also has released another song from their full length entitled “Protest” so check that out as well. And below, enjoy a free download of “Venice On A Map.”