NewsJanuary 11, 2022 11:34 AM ET2,396 views

Soul Glo announce new album 'Diaspora Problems', share new track and video

Official press release:

Revolutionary Philadelphia hardcore band, Soul Glo is thrilled to announce their fourth studio album Diaspora Problems due out digitally on March 25. The album will be available through Epitaph Records and on vinyl via Secret Voice, expected to ship late 2022. Pre-orders are available now.

Today, the band shares the first glimpse of the forthcoming album with "Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))," a hardcore whirlwind of justified rage, spinning like a verbal circle pit with a steady drumbeat and swirling guitars.


Lyrically, Soul Glo examine the disposability of Black art and its creators and the mental anguish of having "big big plans" in a time when a future is not guaranteed. "Many artists feel as though time is a consistent adversary when it comes to the production of their work, but there is a population of people within this group who fear even more the probability of their time permanently coming to a close before they can enjoy the fruit of their labor," explains the band. "Many Black artists who reach superstar status do so posthumously or have a limited amount of time to establish their legacy." Throughout the track, Soul Glo breakdown genre walls blending hip-hop, hardcore, and punk channeling the flow of Migos and Three 6 Mafia mixed with the hardcore likings of Warthog, Converge's You Fail Me-era, and screamo cacophony akin to City of Caterpillar.

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 album explores 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. Soul Glo's lyrics are uncompromising, written to raise awareness of social justice issues, and designed to make you look inward.

Diaspora Problems is only the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a bright future for Soul Glo, as well as a forecast for what the band is capable of musically. Hardcore punk is 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. More and more people will be injecting a cultural identity and offering a narrative previously unheard and/or underappreciated by punk rockers and kindred spirits the world over. Diaspora Problems is not aiming to be the only album like it that exists, but instead one of many entries in a new dawn for rock music.

Soul Glo is Pierce Jordan (vocals), Ruben Polo (guitar), GG Guerra (bass, vocals, programming), and TJ Stevenson (drums).

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Diaspora Problems track listing:

01. Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)
02. Coming Correct Is Cheaper
03. Thumbsucker
04. Fucked Up If True
05. Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))
06. Driponomics (ft. Mother Maryrose)
07. (Five Years And) My Family
08. The Thangs I Carry (ft. Bearcat)
09. 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)

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anonymous 218 days ago

hoooo boy anonymous news posters gonna love this


anonymous 218 days ago

I'll bet $5000 we can't get through this thread without a right winger saying something either racist or extremely stupid. I will absolutely pay up if we manage to do it for 3 days.


anonymous 218 days ago

SO MANY THINGS I WOULD LOBE TO SAY HAHAHAHAAH I'LL LEAVE IT "MIGOS & CONVERGE" OMG HAHAHAHAAH


anonymous 218 days ago

All them dudes got t*ts.


anonymous 218 days ago

made it all of five seconds in. not only no but f*ck no


anonymous 218 days ago

racist band name


anonymous 218 days ago

"Revolutionary"


anonymous 218 days ago

Absolute garbage. Worst song of all time. Crybaby bullshit about big dreams and financial instability. Go learn how to code, you chowderhead. Then, you can afford to make all of the shitty albums you want.


anonymous 218 days ago

I'll bet $5000 we can't get through this thread without a right winger saying something either racist or extremely stupid. I will absolutely pay up if we manage to do it for 3 days. ^^^^^^ Send democrats to FEMA camps.


anonymous 218 days ago

''Revolutionary'' lmao. I speak for everybody here when I say WHO??


anonymous 218 days ago

Only someone from Portland could write a press release this embarrassing


anonymous 218 days ago

shedding more light on the problem of obesity in hardcore, very brave!!!


anonymous 218 days ago

Whoa, this is terrible.


easyhateoven 218 days ago

shit blows


rick_tocchet 218 days ago

Guys with bigger t*ts than my girlfriend are stoked


easyhateoven 218 days ago

lol


anonymous 218 days ago

y'all lost the $5000 was gonna absolutely pay it


anonymous 218 days ago

None of you anonymous racist chuds would say shit to this band IRL and you know it. This comment section is nothing but a bunch of scrawny netbangers who think they're tough because their meemaw bought them a Hatebreed CD for Christmas in 2003.


anonymous 218 days ago

^^^ I guarantee no one in this band has or will beat up anyone in their entire lives. They are not "revolutionary."


anonymous 218 days ago

Go learn how to code, you chowderhead >> Ok serious question: What would be an entry level coding job paying at least $20 an hour? What training would one gave to do to get that job? How much would the training cost? Thanks!


anonymous 218 days ago

Dumbest song titles? Blipstercore 😂😂😂 I bet they love Euphoria & Yung/Kid/Lil/ASAP Whoever.


anonymous 218 days ago

Lol revolutionary


anonymous 218 days ago

What makes them revolutionary? I need a laugh. Their name is stupid.


anonymous 218 days ago

Go learn how to code, you chowderhead >> Ok serious question: What would be an entry level coding job paying at least $20 an hour? What training would one gave to do to get that job? How much would the training cost? Thanks! ^^^^^^ Youtube is free, motherf*cker. Stop being lazy.


anonymous 218 days ago

Now this is awful. Makes Brokencyde sound good. I'm not even a right winger, this just sucks.


anonymous 218 days ago

None of you anonymous racist chuds would say shit to this band IRL and you know it. Most of the people talking shit have never seen a black person in real life.


anonymous 218 days ago

Youtube is free, motherf*cker. Stop being lazy. >> YouTube is bul lshit. You're the lazy one & I read unlike you mother f u cker.


anonymous 218 days ago

None of you anonymous racist chuds would say shit to this band IRL and you know it. Most of the people talking shit have never seen a black person in real life. >>> No one is talking about their race schmucko, they're ragging on this band for describing themselves as "revolutionary" based on nothing.


anonymous 218 days ago

If you're serious about coding there are online boot camps that teach it for free upfront and only require you to pay back after you're employed and making a certain amount a year. Cost and threshold for repayment vary by program. I've heard good things.


anonymous 218 days ago

^^^ Thanks! Any online coding bootcamp/s you recommend?


anonymous 218 days ago

^^^PornHub


anonymous 217 days ago

I'm not familiar with any specific coding bootcamps, but I know a few people who have done it. Lots are tied to local colleges. I'm sure google has some sort of comparative list or something.


anonymous 217 days ago

Whoever wrote this article, reveal yourself you f*cking poser.


anonymous 217 days ago

That song was awesome I don't know what ur all taking about


anonymous 217 days ago

Holy f*ck this is garbage and I regret clicking


anonymous 217 days ago

After reading this cringe-inducing press release, I feel like I need to listen to some Vaginal Jesus.





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