Soul Glo Share Music Video for Gold Chain Punk

SOUL GLO 

SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR

“GOLD CHAIN PUNK (WHOGONBEATMYASS?)”

FROM ACCLAIMED ALBUM

DIASPORA PROBLEMS  

TOUR WITH SHOW ME THE BODY STARTS 7/10,

 SHOW WITH MCR + TURNSTILE ON 8/26

Press Kit

[Gold Chain Punk] finds freedom in nihilism and something almost like joy in the idea that if people will try to punish you anyway, you may as well do whatever the fuck you want “- Consequence #11 of 50 Best Songs Of The Year So Far

“On their groundbreaking new album, the Philadelphia hardcore group mixes actionable rhetoric, absurdist humor, and breathtaking vulnerability like no band before them” – Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’

“It’s the album I’ve gone to over and over again to fill my soul back up when I’m depleted” – NPR

 “One of the most thrillingly thrashy, brilliantly based, and convincingly punk hardcore albums in years” – SPIN

“Hardcore can sometimes be a formulaic thing, and it can also be an oppressively white thing, but Soul Glo push back hard against the idea that it has to be either”- Stereogum 

“It’s the most breath-snatchingly thrilling and brain-nourishingly on-point hardcore album not just of 2022, but also in recent memory” – Revolver

Soul Glo has had a whirlwind year so far with no plans of coming up for air. Hot on the heels of their freshly released album ‘Diaspora Problems’, today they share the music video for opening track “Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?).” The scathing circle-pit ready song finds freedom in nihilism,” via Consequence 50 Best Songs Of The Year roundup. “Something like joy in the idea that if people will try to punish you, you may as well do whatever the fuck you want.”

The experimental group is known for their inventive fusion of genres and while the evolution of their sound is inimitable, small-minded music fans desperately want to put them in a box. The music video satirizes the frustrations of being lumped together with other bands and artists due to the color of their skin when individually, they hold it down on their own. Vocalist Pierce Jordan, one of AV Club’s20 Best Frontpeople In Modern Rock,’ explains,

If you’re a Black person who is into any kind of hard rock, you’ve probably had a white person try to talk to you about Bad Brains. We are constantly compared to them. Apparently, I even look like HR. Can I fuckin live?”

WATCH THE “GOLD CHAIN PUNK (WHOGONBEATMYASS?)” VIDEO HERE

Conceptualized over the course of 2016 to 2021, Diaspora Problems was recorded in an unfinished warehouse and the band’s practice space during the hottest parts of summer 2021. The self-produced albumexplores an artist and individuals’ self-doubt and self-hate, past traumas that can only be worked out in adulthood, financial instability and how it affects an artist, the effects of institutional and state violence, and the power of community that delivered Soul Glo through each struggle the band has endured from their inception and beyond.

Diaspora Problems’  has been noted in almost every major music publication, from a coveted 8.5 from Pitchfork to the mid-year “Best Of” lists in Stereogum, Consequence, Pitchfork, Revolver, and NPR. Celebratedamongst established peers of all genres, Soul Glo has cemented themselves as an anomaly in the hardcore genre. The timeliness and significance that the album holds in the world of music has the makings of AOTY written all over it.

Soul Glo is going on tour for the rest of the summer with Show Me The Body, kicking off in NYC and ending in Louisville, KY while playing some one-off shows along the way. On August 26th they’re opening for Turnstile and My Chemical Romance, and then heading off to sets at Furnace Fest and Desert Daze. You can find tickets here: https://bnds.us/jkpc2o

Soul Glo Tour Dates

Sun-Jul 10      Queens, NY                Knockdown Center (The Ruins) *

Tue-Jul 12       Columbus, OH            Rumba Café *^

Wed-Jul 13     Kansas City, MO         recordBar *^

Thu-Jul 14       Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep *^

Sat-Jul 16        Los Angeles, CA         CORPUS Presents: LA IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Sun-Jul 17      Tijuana, BC                 Black Box

Mon-Jul 18      San Fernando, CA      The Midnight Hour Records

Tue-Jul 19       Los Angeles, CA         Zebulon

Wed-Jul 20     Phoenix, AZ                Valley Bar *^

Fri-Jul 22         Dallas, TX                   CheapSteaks *^

Sat-Jul 23        Austin, TX                   Sunny’s Backyard *^

Sun-Jul 24      Houston, TX                The End *^

Mon-Jul 25      Oklahoma City, OK     89th Street

Tue-Jul 26       Albuquerque, NM        Launchpad *^

Wed-Jul 27     Tucson, AZ                 Club Congress *^

Thu-Jul 28       Bakersfield, CA           Temblor Brew *^

Fri-Jul 29         Oakland, CA               Starline Social Club *^

Sat-Jul 30        Santa Cruz, CA           Santa Cruz Vets Hall

Mon-Aug 1      Reno, NV                    Holland Project *^

Wed-Aug 3      Seattle, WA                 Madame Lou’s *^

Thu-Aug 4       Vancouver, BC           Fortune Sound Club *^

Fri-Aug 5         Tacoma, WA               Real Arts Tacoma *^

Sat-Aug 6        Happy Valley, OR       Pickathon 2022

Mon-Aug 8      Salt Lake City, UT      Beehive *^

Tue-Aug 9       Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge *^

Thu-Aug 11     Louisville, KY              Portal *^

Fri-Aug 12       Morgantown, WV        123 Pleasant Street *^

Fri-Aug 26       Raleigh, NC                PNC Arena %

Sun-Sep 25     Birmingham, AL          Furnace Fest

Sep 30 – Oct 2   Perris, CA                Desert Daze

w/ Show Me The Body *

w/wifigawd ^

w/ MCR + Turnstile %

About Soul Glo

Soul Glo is Pierce Jordan (vocals), GG Guerra (bass, vocals, programming), and TJ Stevenson (drums). Fusing hip-hop, hardcore, and punk, the Philly outfit are fearless in their approach and even more ruthless in their delivery. Injecting their colorful narratives into predominantly white spaces, Soul Glo has the scope and ability to transcend outer appearances in hardcore music. We’re at the precipice of a sonic revolution as a higher variance of people find room for themselves and the expression of their lived experience within the genre.

DIASPORA PROBLEMS TRACKLIST

1.     Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)

2.     Coming Correct Is Cheaper

3.     Thumbsucker

4.     Fucked Up If True

5.     Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))

6.     Driponomics (ft. Mother Maryrose)

7.     (Five Years And) My Family

8.     The Thangs I Carry (ft. BEARCAT)

9.     We Wants Revenge

10.  John J (ft. Kathryn Edwards and Zula Wildheart)

11.  GODBLESSYALLREALGOOD

12.  Spiritual Level Of Gang Shit (ft. Mckinley Dixon and Lojii)

Drain Signs To Epitaph + Shares “Watch You Burn”

DRAIN
JOINS EPITAPH RECORDS

SHARE NEW TRACK “WATCH YOU BURN”

WATCH | LISTEN

Epitaph Records is pleased to welcome Santa Cruz-bred hardcore quartet Drain to the family!

Today, the Northern California-based band shares their new single “Watch You Burn,” produced and engineered by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Rotting Out). “’Watch You Burn’ is a pissed off and in your face song that I wrote after hitting a breaking point this year,” explains vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro. “Lyrically, it is exactly what I felt like I needed to say to convey the way that I had been feeling, while also being the exact words that I needed to hear at that point in my life. I was in a really dark place and I used my mindset and troubled environment as fuel to create and make a positive out of a negative. Life handed me lemons and I made a badass song out of it”

“WATCH YOU BURN”
WATCH | LISTEN

Since their formation in 2014, Drain has released two EPs and one full-length record; Over Thinking (2016), Time Enough at Last (2017), and their debut record California Cursed (2020). The band takes heavy influence from thrash, and ’80s to ’90s hardcore mixed with a modern influence.

Having gained notoriety for their energetic and chaotic live shows over the years, Drain will be on tour this fall as direct support for Terror. Additionally, the band will play a handful of dates with REGULATE. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit https://www.drain831.com/.

DRAIN TOUR DATES
supporting TERROR
9/6         Phoenix, AZ                   The Rebel Lounge
9/7         Henderson, NV              Eagle Aerie Hall – SOLD OUT
9/8         Los Angeles, CA            Lodge Room – SOLD OUT
9/9         Anaheim, CA                 Chain Reaction – SOLD OUT
9/10       San Diego, CA               Soda Bar – SOLD OUT
9/11       Santa Cruz, CA              Santa Cruz Vets Hall
9/12       Sacramento, CA            Holy Diver
9/14       Salt Lake City, UT         Kilby Court
9/15       Denver, CO                    Globe Hall
9/17       Dallas, TX                      Three Links
9/18       San Antonio, TX            Vibes Underground
9/19       Houston, TX                   The Secret Group
9/20       Austin, TX                      Empire Control Room
9/21       Oklahoma City, OK        89th Street
9/22       Memphis, TN                 Growlers
9/23       Nashville, TN                 Studio 615 – SOLD OUT

with REGULATE
10/15     Hingham, MA                 Sons Of Italy
10/16     Philadelphia, PA            The F.U. Church
10/17     Oakdale, NY                  Shakers Pub

Drain is Sammy Ciaramitaro (vocals), Cody Chavez (guitar), Mike Durrett (bass), and Tim Flegal (drums).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DRAIN, VISIT:
WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

Skism – 2021

Got a CD in the post box the other day. It’s been on deck in the CD player for a week or so now. Finally enough of a lull in the day job to throw a few words at it. A paucity of words leaves them hanging though, right?

Here’s some quick thoughts about Skism and their new release “2021”. A blast of old school (which I realize is a term I use a lot) street punk from NYC. 

Loud, gritty, in-your-face Punk / Hardcore / Oi

The lyric run a course from the murderous lament of “Eyes”, into the markedly anti-Nazi “U.S. Nazis Fuck Off and Die”, to the questioning retorts of “Agent Orange” and “Trioxin”. 

Things delve into the personal with “Knocked Down With A 40”, a song, as it turns out, about being knocked down with a 40. The final track, something we all can relate to, “Outside the Club” brings how the feeling of being shut out in the cold. 

You know what street punk sounds like? The drums pound. The guitar chugs. The bass rumbles. The vocals are somewhere between a sing and a shout. You know what you like. So check out Skism on all the streaming platforms. (but especially Bandcamp)

Tracks:
1. Pain and Pain 02:12
2. Eyes 02:24
3. U.S. Nazies Fuck Off and Die 01:32
4. Agent Orange 01:46
5. Trioxin 01:52
6. Knocked Down With A 40 01:26
7. Nomad 02:08
8. In Control (Eyes Reprise) 02:00
9. Outside the Club 01:29

Bio:
Skism is an anti-social, angst ridden, hyperactive punks who pound out driving music with screaming vocals, fast guitars and pounding drums, with old school punk, hardcore and oi influences, featuring players who played in The Krays, American Eagle, WRENCH and Mad Mulligans. 

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

Split – Voidcrawler & Deconvolution

I was in the mood for something a little more brutal today, and well, I guess I’m in luck. I’m listening to the new split with Deconvolution and Voidcrawler; Four tracks of pure fucking onlsaught!

The EP opens with blistering metal as Deconvolution belts out “Sanctimonious”. A track lodged between some seriously dark metal, and later era Hardcore. Razor vocals, but not screamo, inserted into a crushing metal cacophony of bass, guitar, and drums.

Track two, “Guillotine” introduces itself at a slightly slower pace, only to accelerate into Slayer speeds. It owes as much to 80s Thrash as it does to 90s Death metal. 

Photo by Reikon Devore

Track three brings us into Voidcrawler territory. “Certain Fatality” offers further sonic assault. Relentless chugging riffs and an angry growl grip you straight by the throat. The song winds down with what I can only describe as death by weed wacker. 

The final track “Torment” bursts at the seams with unbridled anguish, the very torment the title invokes. Extreme metal solos lace the tracks and neatly sew up its bone crushing grind. 

A brief, yet brutal split from bands who, if they haven’t been, would be right at home at Wacken Open Air. (During some better year, when music festivals return) 

Tracks:

1 Deconvolution- Sanctimonious

2 Deconvolution- Guillotine

3 Voidcrawler- Certain Fatality

4 Voidcrawler- Torment

Press Release:

Blindsided Records’ 4th release is about to be unleashed into the world. A 7” vinyl record featuring Voidcrawler (NL) & Deconvolution (CH), each taking up one side of the wax. Having played together several times the combination was a slamdunk as the music from both outfits complement each other perfectly. The riff filled record will drop both digitally and physically on 7” vinyl on June 12th, 2020.

DECONVOLUTION will kick off the record with raw hardcore combined with juicy thrash metal riffs. The Swiss band, hailing from Solothurn, has been working hard since 2015 and released their first EP ‘Fool’s Path’ in 2017. Sharing the stage with major hardcore bands Terror, Broken Teeth, Hawser and Expire to name a few, they gained momentum in the European hardcore scene. A promo cassette was released in 2019 and Blindsided Records is more than proud to feature them on this record.

On ‘Sanctimonious’ the band talks about the annihilation of our world, two faced politicians and the destruction of the environment. ‘Guillotine’ is about a group of people suffering and rising up against their leader through violent means. It’s easy to draw parallels with certain US leaders as the symbolic monarch, especially in these trying times.

Side two is occupied by the most terrifying band in the Netherlands, VOIDCRAWLER. In just two years the Dutch band have already played shows all over Europe and released their acclaimed EP ‘Maddening Descent’ last year. The band produces an unique blend of extremely angry metal and hardcore. Lyrically frontman Lennart explores similar themes as DECONVOLUTION, for example he imagines the end of the world on ‘Certain Fatality’.

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