The old year is getting ready to finish once again and make way for a new year that is already starting to see a handful of new releases scheduled. New material from the likes of Anti-Flag and The Winery Dogs are already scheduled for release in January and February respectively. Mercury Studios (formerly Eagle Rock Entertainment) also has new archived live recordings on the way from Marvin Gaye and Ella Fitzgerald. Even the independent music community has lots of stuff planned for next year, including a new release from indie rock band Starcrazy in for them of its new album, Another Day, Another Squalor. Of course lots more music is sure to be announced in the coming days and weeks, meaning it won’t be long before things already start picking up.
While critics’ new music calendars will start filling up very soon, their 2022 calendars are finally done now that the last days of the year are here. One category of new music that doesn’t get enough attention from one year to the next is the smallest release, the EP. That is why this critic has made it a point each year to focus on the recording, which for some acts is a way to test the waters before releasing their debut albums and for others a space filler, for its own year-ender list.
This year’s list of top new EPs touches on a variety of acts. From independent acts to more established acts, lots of EPs have been released this year. From Saint Asonia to The Rumjacks to Black Veil Brides and more, acts across the musical universe have released interesting new EPs. Black Veil Brides’ new EP, The Mourning tops Phil’s Picks list of top new EPs this year. As with every year past, this list features the top 10 new titles in the given category along with five additional honorable mention titles for a total of 15 records.
Without any further ado, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks’ 2022 Top 10 New EPs.
PHIL’S PICKS 2022 TOP 10 NEW EPs
- Black Veil Brides – The Mourning
- The Rumjacks – Brass For Gold
- Hyro The Hero – Kids Against The Monsters
- Saint Asonia – Extrovert
- Genghis Nash – The Odyssey
- Classless Act – Welcome to the Show
- Liar Thief Bandit – Diamonds
- Saint Asonia – Introvert
- Twisted Mind – From Slave to Prophet
- The Guitar & Whiskey Club – The Guitar & Whiskey Club
- Them Damn Kings – Rise Up
- A Vulture Wake – Kingdom
- The Corps – From Oblivion
- Los Saints – Welcome to Confusion
- Darko – Sparkle
That’s it for this category, but there are plenty more to go before the year ends, including tomorrow’s list of the year’s Top 10 New Rock Albums. Stay tuned!
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