Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through this holiday weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Through The Eyes Of… EP – The Hellacopters
Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:
Swedish hard rock band, the Hellacopters have a new EP of blistering covers such as Eleanor Rigby (THE BEATLES cover), Circus (STRING DRIVEN THING cover), I Am The Hunted (G.B.H. cover) and I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (THE BROGUES cover). The EP serves as a B-Sides to their previous album, “Eyes of Oblivion.” Stand out track is their hard rocking cover of Eleanor Rigby.
Mercury Acts 1 & 2 – Imagine Dragons
Per Chicago Sun Times:
“Act 1” in 2021 was all plucky strings, seething beats and grand electronic synths as lead singer, songwriter and lyricist Dan Reynolds poured heartache, tragedy and his struggles with sobriety into a raw, confessional and searing album. The cover depicted a man falling.
The cover of “Act 2” could be of a man jumping, and that seems to fit many of the close to 20 new tracks, which are wistful, confessional and owning weakness, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Take the eclectic, slightly deranged “I’m Happy,” a title that could never appear on “Act. 1,” with Reynolds singing “Even when I might fall down/I know my luck come back around.”
Asking For A Friend – Umphrey’s McGee
Across 14 tracks, Umphrey’s McGee revisit the conditions that the pandemic created and the collective experience that we are all still trying to move through. In a market flooded with covid-infused music, Asking For a Friend stands apart for its inherent undercurrent of hope.
The Long Way, The Slow Way – Camp Trash
Per Bearded Gentleman Music:
The Floridian four-piece formulates zippy, crispy pop-punk of the highest order on their debut album. Released on Count Your Lucky Stars, The Long Way, The Slow Way nails the sounds of third-wave emo with sublime ease. This twelve-song effort expands the borders of the quartet’s 2021 Downtiming EP with authority and substance. Though Saves the Day, Get Up Kids, and Brand New are obvious points of comparison, the band delivers vintage feels that deftly avoids any hint of copycat vibes.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!