Hot off the heels of their critically-acclaimed 2018 debut LP, Broken Baby’s new, politically-charged, in-your-face track “Meat Week,” which hits digital platforms on April 19, clearly shows the band is not slowing down. Broken Baby holds true to it muscular freneticism while expanding the palate, adding drummer Brian Griffin and bass player Adam Popick, two long-time touring members of the band, to this new track.
After a spattering of support dates for Dead Sara last year, the evident growth of the band, lead by Vesuvius-like frontperson Amber Bollinger, is clear. “Meat Week” also showcases Bollinger and guitarist/co-writer Alex Dezen’s lyrical prowess and wit in their bold takedown of sexual violence, malignant misogyny, and rightwing fanaticism. And heaven knows, we all need some of that right now.
The video was directed by long-time collaborator and Emmy award-winning director Tony Diaz. The three-and-a-half-minute featurette lays bare the frightening dystopia of the current cultural dysmorphia at play in the States of late.