Heavy Music Roundup! 5 New Tracks You Need In Your Ears This Week
By Nathan Leigh
September 23, 2022
It’s been a hell of a week in the world of heavy music. Between boundary shattering releases from Big Joanie and Algiers and joy-filled throwback sounds courtesy of Magnolia Park, there’s no shortage of epic new cuts to keep your blood flowing. These are the 5 new singles your ears require.
Big Joanie – Confident Man
There are few records as highly anticipated as the upcoming full length from Big Joanie. Expanding their raw punk rock sound to include synth and post-punk textures, their newest single skewers toxic masculinity and conman culture. Big Joanie pair their technicolor sound with a video full of vibrant animation and nostalgic home movies that showcases a playful contrast to the arrogance the song decries.
Baby Got Back Talk – Existential Shred
Since their first few singles, the Brooklyn pop punk collective led by vocalist G’Ra Asim has shown a gift for taking pop punk into new and unexpected directions with lyrics that interrogate American culture with an incisive wit. Their latest EP, the unreasonably catchy Existential Shred, takes all the clever and insightful lyrics, singalong hooks, and high octane energy of the band’s best works and cranks it all to full. Don’t sleep on this one.
Jean Dawson – PIRATE RADIO*
Jean Dawson’s winning streak continues with the mercurial indie rock singer weaving delicate strings into his usual bombast. The effect is a track that’s full of longing and beauty but still bears his trademark massive singalongs. His next full length can’t come soon enough.
Algiers – Bite Back
With their swirling fusion of industrial, hip-hop, jazz, and punk rock, there is no-one on Algiers’ level. Their latest single, the haunting, powerful “Bite Back” is their first since 2020’s prescient and era-defining There Is No Year.
Magnolia Park – Addison Rae
Taking a break from the heartbreak and frustrations of their earlier cuts, Magnolia Park’s latest is pure unadulterated joy. The cut simultaneously skewers and celebrates the conventions of early 2000’s pop punk for a track that’s basically impossible not to shout along to.
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