New (Local) Music Thursday: Nato Caliph Goes Retro, Metal Soldiers Anacrusis Get Reissued

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Anacrusis: Now
In this week's paper, D.X. Ferris caught up with local metal soldiers Anacrusis, who will be playing live this weekend for the first time since the early '90s. The free, all-ages show is at T. Billy Buffett's (9004 Overland Plaza, Overland; 314-427-1616) and starts at 8 p.m. Read the article here.

The band's website has a veritable treasure trove of MP3s available for download; everything from demos to live cuts to full albums. Above and beyond that, vocalist Kenn Nardi was kind enough to let us post a few songs for download. Two are from the band's new reissues: "Present Tense" comes from Suffering Hour Revisited and "Stop Me" is from Reason Revisited. "Sound the Alarm," in contrast, is an older track; in fact, vocalist Nardi notes that the video was shown on MTV's Headbanger's Ball in 1993.

MP3: Anacrusis, "Present Tense"

MP3: Anacrusis, "Stop Me"

MP3: Anacrusis, "Sound the Alarm"

Prolific hip-hop artist Nato Caliph also checked in with a stellar new song, "Her." Featuring local upstart Bryant Stewart (who's getting some notice lately) and beats by Tech Supreme, the tune is a total throwback to the smooth soul and funk of the '70s. It'll be found on Caliph's upcoming EP, Reach, which is out in May.

MP3: Nato Caliph, "Her" (feat. Bryant Stewart)

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