Los Angeles-based gritty, garage rock four-piece The Paranoyds announce today that they have signed to Suicide Squeeze, and they will release a 7-inch this summer. “Hungry Sam” / “Trade Our Sins” will be out on July 12th, but the A-Side and its incredible music video is out now. The new track is a binge-worthy feast of chugging guitars and belly-rounded drums that stands as a live show favorite for the band. The band prefaces its meaning: “It’s 2019. Reality TV has shaped the future. People are willing to ingest just about anything, so long as their like-and-subscribed heroes have put their stamp of approval on it.” Check out “Hungry Sam” via VMagazine.com HERE. The 7-inch is a one-time pressing of 750, 650 on Orange Crush color vinyl, and 100 on Neon Yellow color vinyl – pre-order it HERE.
The Paranoyds play in LA tomorrow, and embark on a West Coast tour with Tacocat in June. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.
The core of The Paranoyds began with Laila Hashemi (keyboardist-vocals) and Lexi Funston (guitars/vocals) whose friendship carried from preschool days to the halls of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Ditching the playground for the practice space in high school, they caught up with Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and welcomed David Ruiz (drums, vocals) in 2015. The Paranoyds’ mission to craft songs with the gritty spunk and dark playfulness of a cult-classic splatter film is shared equally. Their self-described “sister vocal act” shares the snarling, over-it-but-totally-into-it vocals throughout their songs, moving from dirty surf-pop guitar jams to power-packed garage rock.
Perhaps as rejection of the digital construct in which self-promotion thrives, The Paranoyds have kept a low profile on social media, keeping in the punk traditions of eschewing societal norms. They do what precocious punk bands do best – hit the road and make the world listen. They know the world is watching, from their outings as direct support for DIIV, Albert Hammond Jr., Sunflower Bean, and BRONCHO.