SLOW PULP – ” Big Day ” EP

Posted: December 8, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Chicago-via-Wisconsin four-piece Slow Pulp recorded most of their “Big Day” EP in a cabin in Michigan. Music critics love to obsess over environment—where an album was recorded, how it was recorded and how the process was potentially affected by a space—and occasionally their assumptions about the music’s relationship to the landscape actually reflect reality. This, however, is one of those instances when a record sounds absolutely nothing like its origin grounds.

This four-song suckerpunch contains moments of ambience and noise, but never does Big Day resemble something Bon Iver made in the woods. It’s impressive because Slow Pulp— made up of Teddy Mathews, Alex Leeds, Henry Stoehr and Emily Massey, who joined later but who the band would absolutely be incomplete without don’t even have a full-length album out yet.

They barely have enough songs out in the world to equal an album tracklist, but they’re nonetheless one of the most exciting acts to emerge this year. “New Media,” a steady, shiny standout on the EP, is a classic taste of millennial jadedness. “I can’t seem to break the fence,” Massey sings. “Overacted in all my plans.” But when has exhaustion ever sounded this composed?

‘Big Day’ full EP by Slow Pulp is out now:

Tracklist : 1. Do You Feel It (00:00) 2. New Media (01:47) 3. High (04:58) 4. Young World (07:31)

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