Pulse Music Flashback 12/07/2004: Cake – Pressure Chief, Murder by Death – Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them? Review

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Cake – Pressure Chief Review

Cake has made a solid career for itself largely on the back of its talent for arrangement. What sets Cake apart from the standard rock and roll band has been its ability to bring the right part in at the right time. Phrasing gave the band’s cover of “I Will Survive” its punch. The gathering storm of instruments turned “Long Line of Cars” into something more than a complaint about traffic. Pace changes made you forget that “You Part the Waters” is, at its heart, a literal beg for attention.

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Murder by Death – Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them? Review

Hey all.

Just the new guy here. Don’t stand up.

Anyway, this is going to be my first post here, and for good reason: I love this band.

When I first got Murder By Death’s sophomore release Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left of Them? I was impressed.

I saw them in Rochester a few months ago, and now I am a full fledged convert. They just rock hard.

Also, I got to talk to everyone after the show, including the guys from Sleep Station, who’s work I will try to squeeze in here as well, and they are all such decent folk, I decided, “Hey, let’s post an old review to get people used to how I think!”

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