Your resident Pulse Music Director here!
I had previously been posting this feature on the Pulse Facebook page, but thought that it would be beneficial to move it to the website homepage, because
1. We, of course, want to attract more eyes to the website, and
2. With those additional eyes in place, we can expose listeners to new and upcoming music in a more convenient fashion.
With all that said and done, here are this week’s albums:
1. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
A change in direction for the band, recorded with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975′s The 1975, The View’s Cheeky for a Reason) and with music inspired by Pearl Jam’s No Code.
2. House of Whales – House of Whales
Alternative hip-hop/rock band hailing from Chicago. Witty wordplay and meaningful lyrics abound over jam band-esque guitars and drums. A lot less profanity than your average hip-hop album, too.
3. The Quitters – Contributing to Erosion
Classic punk rock sound with pop and post-hardcore influences, great songwriting chops and a bit of an alternative metal edge. “Hipster” is destined to become your new favorite singalong song.
4. El May – The Other Person is You
Smartly executed, colorful Aussie indie pop with great production by mix engineer Dave Schiffman (Haim, We Are Scientists, Biffy Clyro). Also, dat album cover.
5. Opeth – Pale Communion
The prog/death metal legends return, with a heavy emphasis on the prog and continuing where 2012′s Heritage left off. High-quality, dynamic production from mix engineer Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree. It’s an Opeth record, what do you expect?
Check back next week for more great music!