In a busy month for the rock genre, this week is rather slow. Check out the best of the week’s rock releases below.
Widespread Panic – Wood (Live LP)
Widespread Panic are known for their dedication to unique live performances. Their album, Wood, is a compilation of songs from their acoustic tour. This is a perfect album for those who didn’t get the chance to attend one of their sold-out shows, or for those who need some good music to tide them over until the band hits the road again in 2013.
ZZ Ward – Til the Casket Drops
Ward made a splash in the music world with her release of the free mixtape, Eleven Roses, which featured her take on popular tracks from rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator, Childish Gambino, and Freddie Gibbs. She further cemented her place earlier this year with the release of The Criminal EP—featuring the title song of her début album and a few other songs that have been used on television shows, like Pretty Little Liars and MTV’s Awkward. Her Hollywood Records début features collaborations with Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums.
Stand-out: Put the Gun Down
Earlier this month, several classic albums were re-issued, including The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. KISS released Monster, their first album since 2009’s Sonic Boom. Papa Roach made their Eleven Seven Music début with The Connection. Rick Springfield released Songs for the End of the World. And The Script and The Wallflowers both released new albums.