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Soul Glo Share “Gold Chain Punk” Video & Announce European & UK Tour Dates
Soul Glo have had a whirlwind year so far with no plans of coming up for air. Hot on the heels of their freshly released full length, Diaspora Problems, they have now shared the music video for the album’s opening track Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?). 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.
“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?” (Vocalist Pierce Jordan)
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 beyond.
Soul Glo are 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, the band are also due to tour Europe and the UK for the first time in September. Diaspora Problems is available through digital platforms via Epitaph Records and tour tickets can be purchased here.