New York City’s pop punkers Baby Got Back Talk have shared their latest single and video Season Premiere.  The track features on their upcoming debut EP Existential Shred which is due out on 9 September.

Speaking about the origins of the track vocalist/bassist G’Ra Asim said, “I had just started a new job as an English professor, and the opening couplet of Season Premiere came to me during office hours: ‘I was searching for a guide/in the pages of poets/But I’m still not bonafide/as a sage or a stoic.’ I’d spent so much time studying literature in the hopes that the bards of old held the wisdom I could use to orient my own journey. Students were looking to me to share that wisdom, yet I was keenly aware that I had so much left to figure out myself. The eureka moment we sometimes think we’re pursuing doesn’t necessarily deliver. The closest you can actually get is accepting that there’s no grand design to uncover, which means you’re free to make your own. ‘Season Premiere’ is the sound of four weary but still wide-eyed weirdos doing exactly that, and inviting the listener to do so in their own right.”

The band have teamed with producer John Naclerio on their upcoming EP Existential Shred.

Baby Got Back Talk were formed in 2017, consisting of vocalist/bassist G’Ra Asim, synth op/vocalist Rhiana Hernandez, and lead guitarist/vocalist Jake Lazaroff.  They later brought drummer Wes Ruiz in to the fold.

“We’re what punk looks like in the 2020s: driven by a DIY ethic” they declare, “conversant with social issues–especially as they pertain to gender and race, enabled by inter-web, bankrolled by day jobs, powered by a rad likeminded community, resonant with the most venerable iterations of rock ‘n’ roll but firmly committed to injecting some new flavor into the mold.”

image of Baby Got Back Talk courtesy Kate Hoos