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THE PARANOYDS (Photo Credit: Tony Accosta)



Listen to / watch the video for A-Side “Hungry Sam” via V Magazine 


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 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.

The Paranoyds’ debut release on Suicide Squeeze offers a sign of more to come in 2019. Watch this space for more:

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Tour Dates:

04/19/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines w/ The Shrine
06/11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club
06/12/19 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett w/ Tacocat
06/13/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Tacocat
06/14/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Tacocat
06/15/19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/ Tacocat
06/17/19 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Tacocat
06/18/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) w/ Tacocat
06/19/19 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (outside) w/ Tacocat
06/21/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf w/ Tacocat
06/22/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Tacocat
06/23/19 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Tacocat
06/25/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ Tacocat

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