LA garage-rock four piece sign to Suicide Squeeze and announce two-track 7". Hear "Trade Our Sins" now.
Following last month’s release of the A-Side, today the band share the B-side.
Premiering on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 show via Apple Music, “Trade Our Sins” is a cautionary slowdance fit for the end of the night or the end of the world. Desire’s doomsday has arrived,
and as vocalist/bassist Staz Lindes warns “the train is coming” over a simple waltz of
guitars and keys, we hear of two lovers in a now-or-never moment to share in sin’s delights
before it’s too late. It offers an enchanting, seductively playful side of the band.
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, as well as
forthcoming US dates with Tacocat.
The Paranoyds’ debut release on Suicide Squeeze offers a sign of more to come in 2019.
June 11 - Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club
June 12 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett w/ Tacocat
June 13 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Tacocat
June 14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Tacocat
June 15 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/ Tacocat
June 19 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda (outside) w/ Tacocat
June 21 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf w/ Tacocat
June 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Tacocat
June 23 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Tacocat
June 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ Tacocat
B I Z Z A R R E
The Paranoyds - Hungry Sam