MP3 At 3PM: The Black Ships


The Black Ships are a post-punk group from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., with a surprising amount of energy. “Dead Empires” sounds like it was recorded in an echoing cave with John Gill’s macabre vocals lining the edges, but that guitar line is perpetual and occasionally even dancey. Download “Dead Empires” below; it’s the title track from their new LP, which comes out December 4.

“Dead Empires” (download):