First Impressions – The Secret Handshake – My Name Up In Lights

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on The Secret Handshake’s . It drops April 21st.


Call me a late adopter, but I was never big on The Secret Handshake until recently. That is, until I saw Luis Dubuc [TSH] at SxSW in March. I’d heard and enjoyed the singles, as well as the cover song, but it never seemed like something I needed to pay attention to until I saw it live. Considering the amount of effects in his music, this came as quite a surprise. However,t his new record loses a lot of the vocoder in order to create a more organic, though still high energy sound that really is in a league of its own. If you’ve never liked TSH before, be prepared to be changed and if you’re an old time fan, prepare for something a  bit different.

*Written By: James Shotwell*

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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