‘Pride Before The Panic’: Joker’s Hand’s Upcoming EP

Alright, music mavens and audiophiles! We’re diving headfirst into the angsty, electric world of Joker’s Hand and their latest EP, “Pride Before The Panic.” This upcoming 6-track EP is a musical Molotov cocktail of raw emotions and modern alt-punk/alt-rock vibes, taking their angst from 0 to 100 in a heartbeat. If their previous EP was a storm, Pride Before The Panic is the full-blown hurricane that is scheduled for release on all streaming platforms on February 16th, 2024.

Formed in 2017, Kevin Kawano and Matt Lau—aka Joker’s Hand—have stormed the Los Angeles music scene with explosive live performances. These two Asian American trailblazers effortlessly blend punk, alternative, and hip-hop, creating a sound that’s as fresh as a batch of just-baked cookies.


Their third EP isn’t just a collection of songs; it’s a punch in the face—in the best possible way. “Highly Functioning Mind” kicks things off with heavy rock vibes, smooth vocals, and hooks that’ll catch you like a catchy fever. Seriously, it’s addictive.

Break The Simulation” which the official music video was released last October, barges in with a heavy intro, throwing rap verses into the mix with a vibe so unique, you’ll swear you’ve entered a musical wormhole. The refrain’s vocals are gold! and that chorus? Epic screams that’ll make your eardrums throw a party. Song structure? Nailed it.

Now, “Peace of Mind” grooves in with a bass intro that sets the stage for a scream-filled, riff-heavy delight. It’s like a musical rollercoaster, leaving you screaming for more—literally.


But hey, I’m not spilling the entire pot of gold! This EP’s a musical Pandora’s box, eagerly awaiting your ears. Trust me, this gem deserves an immediate spot on your rock playlist, pronto.

Joker’s Hand? They’re like a musical powerhouse—passionate, potent, and ready to rearrange your playlist. Don’t just take my word for it; join the alt-punk party and let’s riot musically! With tracks that hit harder than a mosh pit and melodies that linger longer than an encore, this EP’s a wild ride that’s destined to leave your playlist in an uproar!

“Pride Before The Panic” Track List

Highly Functioning Mind
Break The Simulation
Peace of Mind

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