Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems

SECRET VOICE RECORDS / EPITAPH RECORDS

  • £20.99


CD OUT NOW 
 
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EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2022 

 

Since their formation in 2014, Philadelphia's Soul Glo have used hardcore punk music as a catalyst to speak about the intersectionality of gender and race in the American political landscape, and the black lived experience. Soul Glo's lyrics are uncompromising, written to raise awareness of social justice issues and designed to make you look inward. The band is known for their political lyrics on fraught topics like gender, race, and the Black experience in America and use their platform to raise awareness of pressing social justice issues. 
 
From 2016 to 2021, Soul Glo conceptualised and produced Diaspora Problems nearly completely alone. The demo and tracking process was handled exclusively by the band’s bassist GG and engineer/close friend Evan Bernard. The final tracks were recorded in an unfinished warehouse and the band’s practice space during the hottest parts of summer 2021. 
 
Thematically, Diaspora Problems is a simple analysis of where Soul Glo currently finds themselves: poised to leap into their future, for better or worse, with nothing but their life experience and lessons learned to communicate, and only each other to rely on. Lyrically, the album deals with analyses of the music industry as it exists through the eyes of people who are experiencing it for the first time. Aside from that, the concepts explored include 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 before. 

 

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) 

 

  • CD housed in gatefold card jacket with 5mm spine 

 


 

also available on Epitaph Records: 
Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme   LP | CD 
The Linda Lindas - Growing Up   LP | CD 

 

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