The new EP from Magnolia Park is out now. Heart Eater is an action-packed four-song EP loaded with special guests. The only complaint that comes to mind is the fact I didn’t discover these guys sooner.
Magnolia Park first popped on my radar in March when vocalist Joshua Roberts teamed up with 408 on the pop-punk anthem “Mark Hoppus“. The song made some waves even catching the attention of the Blink 182 vocalist/bassist himself on Twitter.
Leading up to the release of Heart Eater, they dropped singles with members of Bad Suns, Mayday Parade, and former skateboarder/YouTube star Chad Tepper. Fast forward to Friday and the release of the EP, they dropped their strongest track to date. “Serious” is the one song on the EP that doesn’t have a guest appearance. And just goes to show they’re more than capable of standing on their own two feet (musically).
Who is Magnolia Park?
Magnolia Park is vocalist Joshua Roberts along with guitarists Tristan Torres and Freddie Criales. Bassist Jared Kay and drummer Joe Horsham hold down the rhythm section. Vincent Ernst tickles the ivories on keyboards.
They recorded Heart Eater over the course of a week in Los Angeles with producers Matt Malpass, Andrew Wade, and Andy Karpovck. The band is rooted in pop-punk but the hip hop, emo, and alt-pop influences are undeniable.
There will be plenty of chances to catch Magnolia Park this summer. Sad Summer Fest kicks off in early July with Waterparks, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade, and others. From there they’ll join Sum 41 and Simple Plan on the road in late July and August.
Tracklist: Heart Eater
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