Orlando-based band, Magnolia Park have announced that their debut album, Baku’s Revenge will be released on November 4th, 2022. The new album finds the band partnering with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Wage War) to combine elements of punk, pop and hip-hop teeming with catchy melodies, massive guitar hooks and cutting-edge production. The album is available to pre-save now HERE.
In addition to the announcement, the band has also released a new single from the album – “Misfits” – which features guest vocals from singer Taylor Acorn. Taking cues from early/mid 2000’s alternative acts, the track is complete with thundering distorted guitars, a dynamic drum pattern and screamo vocals that precede a breakdown as heavy as they come.
Since forming in 2019, the ethnically diverse six-piece act— frontman Joshua Roberts, guitarists Tristan Torres and Freddie Criales (FRED), bassist Jared Kay, drummer Joe Horsham and keyboardist Vincent Ernst—have released an EP, mixtape and handful of singles. They’ve been on a non-stop schedule of touring with everyone from Sum 41 to Simple Plan, currently on a run with A Day To Remember and The Used.
With pop-punk icons as mentors, it’s clear that all the time they’ve invested on the road has helped further develop their sound. While their Heart Eater EP (2022) was recorded in a week, the band had much more time to finetune the songs for ‘Baku’s Revenge’— In fact within the span of a month the band wrote 30 songs for the album before fleshing them out with Andrew Wade who helped the guys “trim the fat and think about what we’re trying to say” according to Tristan Torres.
This attention to detail is evident on Baku’s Revenge, through dynamic vocal performances the band addresses depression and mental health, toxic relationships, as well as their own experiences with institutional racism. With songs as thought provoking as they are accessible, the band members’ lived experiences are present in every second of the 24 minutes that make up the album.
“I think when [listening] to the messages in our songs and seeing the videos, you see that we’re more than a playful pop-punk band,” says bassist Jared Kay. “We can have a good time and be silly, but we also show that there’s some serious real-world problems that are going on in the world that we want to address and expose.”
MAGNOLIA PARK TOUR DATES – Tickets available HERE
supporting A Day To Remember & The Used
Oct. 1 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
Oct. 2 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena
Oct. 4 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheater
Oct. 7 – San Diego, CA – Petco at the Park
Oct. 10 – Portland, OR – Theater Of The Clouds
Oct. 11 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Oct. 13 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Center
Oct. 14 – Spokane, WA – TBD
Oct. 16 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Los Colonias Park
Oct. 18 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater
Oct. 25 – Lubbock, TX – The Pavillion
Oct. 27 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
Oct. 28 – Irvine, CA – Five Points Amphitheater