While downloading a Metallica song on Napster will make that band hate you to your very core, The Rosenbergs
are more than happy to let you hear their music for free
. The current tour by the New York-based Power Pop quartet is even sponsored by Napster. And the group also made headlines when it declined to play on the popular new music television show, Jimmy & Doug's Farmclub.com
, because of a restrictive contract, and, later, signed a deal with Robert Fripp and David Singleton's artist-friendly Discipline Global Mobile, which offers creative control and high royalty rates to its acts. Smart business acumen aside, the Rosenbergs' music should be the main reason you pick up a copy of Mission: You
, the band's snappy, impressive new release that shimmers with the sugary melodic prowess of the best in guitar-based Pop. Don't believe me -- grab a song or two off Napster. They won't mind. Honest.With Crosley on Tuesday at Sudsy Malone's.