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The Obsessives Release Video For ‘You’re My God’

obsessives-artworkThe Obsessives have released the new video for the track You’re My God, the song is taken from the band’s self titled sophomore album and is out now physically and digitally via Lame-O Records in the US, Dog Knights Productions in the UK and Europe, and Cooking Vinyl in Australia. The Obsessives US tour with Sorority Noise begins on April 21st in Richmond, VA.

Pre-orders for The Obsessives are available here (USA), here (EU) and here (Au)

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Sorority Noise Release ‘You’re Not As _____ As You Think’ LP

Sorority Noise Spring 17 TourSorority Noise‘s new album You’re Not As _____ As You Think is now available on Triple Crown Records and the album is now available for purchase on physical and digital formats. The band has also recently announced their headlining tour this Spring, featuring The Obsessives on all dates, and legs with Sinai VesselForth Wanderers, Matt Kerekes, Walter Etc., and Shannen Moser.

You can order You’re Not As _____ As You Think here (physical) and here (digital)

You can stream You’re Not As _____ As You Think via Spotify here

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Sorority Noise – Disappeared

Sorority Noise YNAAYTSorority Noise are now streaming “Disappeared,” the latest single off of their upcoming record You’re Not As _____ As You Think, the new single will appear on their upcoming album, You’re Not As _____ As You Think, which is set to be released on March 17, 2017 via Triple Crown Records

You’re Not As _____ As You Think can be pre-ordered here

Listen to the song below.

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Sorority Noise Announce Spring Tour

Sorority Noise Spring 17 TourSorority Noise have just announced their headlining tour this Spring, featuring The Obsessives on all dates, and legs with Sinai VesselForth Wanderers, Matt Kerekes, Walter Etc, and Shannen Moser. The band also just released their new song, Disappeared, which can be streamed via Triple Crown Records. The new album, You’re Not As _____ As You Think, is set to be released on March 17th via Triple Crown Records and physical and digital pre-orders for the album are now available.

You can pre-order You’re Not As _____ As You Think here and Disappeared can be streamed here

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Sorority Noise Release Stream Of New Single ‘A Better Sun’

Sorority Noise YNAAYTSorority Noise are now streaming A Better Sun, the second single off of their upcoming record You’re Not As _____ As You Think, the new single follows on from the highly regarded first single, No Halo, You’re Not As _____ As You Think is set to be released on March 17th via Triple Crown Records. Sorority Noise are also commencing a US tour next month with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band and The Obsessives 

You’re Not As _____ As You Think can be pre-ordered here

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Sorority Noise Release New Single ‘No Halo’

Sorority Noise YNAAYTSorority Noise have just released No Halo, the first single off of their new full length record You’re Not As _____ As You Think, this is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed album, Joy, Departed. The new album is set to be released on March 17th 2017 via Triple Crown Records, Sorority Noise have also recently announced they will be touring this March with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and The Obsessives.

You’re Not As _____ As You Think can be pre-ordered here

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The Obsessives Release Video For ‘Surfer Rosa’

obsessives-artworkThe Obsessives have released the new music video for their single Surfer Rosa, the single comes off of the band’s sophomore self titled album, which will be released March 17th via Lame-O Records in the US, Dog Knights Productions in the UK and Europe, and Cooking Vinyl in Australia. The Obsessives will be touring this spring with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and Sorority Noise

You can pre-order The Obsessives self titled album here (USA), here (EUR) and here (AUS)

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Sorority Noise To Release New Album On March 17th

Sorority Noise YNAAYTSorority Noise have announced You’re Not As _____ As You Think, their third full length record and follow up to 2015’s Joy, Departed. You’re Not As _____ As You Think is set to be released on March 17th via Triple Crown Records. Sorority Noise have also recently announced they will be touring this March with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and The Obsessives.

More details and pre-order information for You’re Not As _____ As You Think can be found here

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The Obsessives Confirm Sophomore Album And Spring Tour

obsessives-artworkThe Obsessives will be releasing their self titled sophomore album on March 17th via Lame-O Records, the band has released a trailer video for the album featuring the intro song from their record. Pre-orders for The Obsessives, and the first single from the album, will be released on January 17th, you can sign up for advance notifications via Lame-O Records here. The Obsessives have also just announced they will be touring this spring with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and Sorority Noise.

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Modern Baseball Confirm Spring Tour

Modern BaseballPhiladelphia’s Modern Baseball have announced a spring headlining US tour today, with support from Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives. Tickets for all shows will be on sale to the general public this Friday, January 6th at 12pm EST but limited pre-sale tickets for the shows are now available here

You can stream and purchase Modern Baseball‘s Holy Ghost Album here

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Sorority Noise / The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

Split

Triple Crown Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Triple Crown Records surprise released this split single from Sorority Noise and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die at the start of November, it contains a new track from each of the Connecticut based bands that feature on this split. Both of these bands are prolific in their output, and they have both taken the opportunity to unveil new material, despite already having brought out new releases earlier this year with the EP’s It Kindly Stopped For Me and Formlessness respectively.

Sorority Noise occupy the first half of this split single, they have contributed Leaf Ellis. This is a mournful and reflective track for the first two and half minutes, fortunately I managed to resist the urge to skip to the next track as it kicks into a more uplifting noisier sound before they ease back into the sorrowful tone. Leaf Ellis is a track that is dedicated to wrestling with your inner demons and trying to make sense of the thoughts that consume you. In contrast the ridiculously named The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, who occupy the flip side with Smoke And Felt, have contributed a more upbeat number that seems to have a strong influence from The Weakerthans. This band, I’m not typing that name again, have released countless splits, singles and EP’s, as well as two full length albums, since their inception, and for me this constantly expanding and contracting collective have produced the stronger track, it is a fast paced emo tinged indie number featuring dual vocals that hits the spot nicely.

Triple Crown Records have bought two bands together that both originated in Connecticut, like many split singles this is a story of two halves and styles that compliment each other. Whilst the contrast between the two bands approach to their material is marked, both have their merits and I have been introduced to two bands that have previously bypassed me, and that is often they joy of a split single.

 The split single can be ordered from Triple Crown Records here

Sorority Noise Signs With Tripe Crown Records

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has signed on with Triple Crown Records.  The band plans to release a split with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die later in 2016, followed by their third full length scheduled for the first half of next year. 

The band will be touring this Fall with Ratboys and Jank. Tour dates are below.

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Sorority Noise – “Everything is Alright” (Motion City Soundtrack Cover)

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a cover of Motion City Soundtrack‘s “Everything Is Alright.”  The band continues to support their latest EP, It kindly stopped for me, which dropped earlier this year via Topshelf Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Sorority Noise – XC

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a new song from their next EP.  The track is titled “XC” and the disc is titled It kindly stopped for me, which is due out April 22, 2016 via Topshelf Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Sorority Noise Announces New EP; Streams First Track

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has announced that they will be releasing a new EP.  The disc is titled It kindly stopped for me and is due out April 22, 2016 via Topshelf Records.  The band is currently touring the UK.

Coinciding with the announcement the band has premiered the new song, “Either Way,” which can be heard below.

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Tours: Sorority Noise / Modern Baseball (UK)

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has announced they will be heading on a UK tour with Modern Baseball on select dates. Sorority Noise continue to support of their recent full length record Joy, Departed, released this past Spring on Topshelf Records.

Full tour listings are below.

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Citizen Announce Co-Headline Tour with Turnover (North America)

Citizen and Turnover tour posterCitizen have announced a series of co-headlining North American tour dates with their Run for Cover Records label mates, Turnover. Citizen are out in support of their latest full length Everybody Is Going To Heaven, which dropped this past June.

Support on all dates will be provided by Sorority Noise and Milk Teeth and you can check out the full list of dates below.

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Tours: Sorority Noise / Head North / Knuckle Puck / Seaway

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise and Head North have announced they will be heading on a North American tour this Fall with Knuckle Puck and Seaway. Sorority Noise continue to support of their recent full length record Joy, Departed, released this past Spring on Topshelf Records.

Full tour listings are below.

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Bad Timing Records Release Summer Sampler, All Proceeds Donated to RAINN

Bad Timing Records SamplerBad Timing Records have announced a 13 track summer sampler, showcasing a range of the band’s on their roster, including Kevin Devine, Knuckle Puck and Sorority Noise amongst others. The sampler is available as a ‘pay-what-you-want’ release via their webstore and bandcamp, with all proceeds being donated to the charity RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organisation in the US. For more on the work this fantastic charity do, please click here.

Check out the full track list for the sampler below.

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Sorority Noise Full Album Stream

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a full stream of their upcoming LP, Joy, Departed which is due out on June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song here courtesy Noisey.  Be sure to read our full review.

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Sorority Noise

Joy, Departed


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For some of us, Sorority Noise may have previously just been “that band sharing the back half of a split with last year’s indie rock breakouts Somos.”  Considering that up until now that shared effort may have afforded the Hartford, CT quartet the most publicity, that’s not an entirely unfair description.  But their debut full length, Joy, Departed, is about to change that in a big way.  Sorority Noise has hit altrock gold with their down to earth blend of soft spoken wisdom and emotionally reflective instrumentalism.  

Sorority Noise is akin to the unlikely lovechild of Smoking Popes and Brand New with all the layers and complexities therein.  Opener “Blissth” characterizes the dichotomy by easing into a soft flowing string-lead dreamscape that culminates in a big ol’ eruption of piano laced pop-rock.  It’s a strong mission statement that only gets better from here on out.  “Corrigan” follows suit with a messier cross of both styles that exudes a feel very much in line with with altrock stalwarts Abandoned Pools’ heavier passages.  While it’s the instrumental lulls that afford Joy, Departed with the deepest sense of purpose, the crunchy, slicing riffs that sear through emotive moments (think Ace Enders) like “Your Soft Blood” elevate Sorority Noise to a place of rewarded risk taking (such moments culminate in album payout “Using”).  Every song feels uniquely purposeful, contributing sonically to an unfolding narrative.  

On that note, a big part of Sorority Noise’s underlying draw can be attributed to frontman Cam Boucher’s gritty, reality-embracing lyricism.  As is explained across many press releases and interviews, Boucher has battled with clinical depression for the majority of his life.  But only recently did he effectively declared war on his inner demons in his commitment to craft songs that battle rather than surrender to internal hardship.  Perhaps most explicitly on “Art School Wannabe”, Boucher challenges his low self-image in the passage, “Maybe I’m my own greatest fear, maybe I’m just scared to admit that I might not be as dark as I think, maybe I’m not the person that I never wanted to be.”  Joy, Departed is an anti-emo record that isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and point to recovery instead of passively huddling in the corner of the bedroom with the lights out and windows shuttered.

Joy, Departed is the start of something big for Sorority Noise.  With a little luck they will no longer be living in the shadow of splits and minor EPs, and soon earn the recognition that their excellent blend of catchy, honest pop-rock and emo deserves.  

Sorority Noise – Using

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Using” and will appear on their upcoming LP, Joy, Departed which is due out on June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song here courtesy Stereogum.

Tours: You Blew It! / Sorority Noise

You Blew ItYou Blew It! will be hitting the road with Sorority Noise this August.  The band will join up for support when they hit the east coast with Atlanta locals Microwave. The band continues to support their new EP, Pioneer Of Nothing, out now via Jade Tree Records. Sorority Noise is gearing up for the release of their sophomore record, Joy, Departed, available on June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records.

Check out the full tour dates below.

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Sorority Noise – Nolsey

Sorority NoiseSorority Noise has premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Nolsey” and will appear on their upcoming LP, Joy, Departed which is due out on June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song here courtesy Stereogum.

Sorority Noise – Art School Wannabe

Sorority Noise has premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Art School Wannabe” and will appear on their upcoming LP, Joy, Departed which is due out on June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records

Listen to the song here courtesy The AV Club.

Sorority Noise Announces New LP

Sorority Noise has announced plans for their next album.  The LP will be titled Joy, Departed and is due out on June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records. A video teaser for the album can be viewed below.
 
Track listing along with upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Video: Sorority Noise – Wesleyan’s Best Dressed

Sorority NoiseHarford, CT’s Sorority Noise has premiered a new music video.  The music video features the song “Wesleyan’s Best Dressed,” the latest single off of their 2014 split with Somos that was released via Bad Timing Records.  

Watch the video here courtesy AltPress.

Since the split, the band has signed with Topshelf Records and has made known that they are in the midst of self-producing their follow up to last year’s Broken World Media debut LP, Forgettable

Sorority Noise Sign With Topshelf Records

Sorority NoiseHarford, CT’s Sorority Noise have signed with Topshelf Records. The band has made known that they are in the midst of self-producing their follow up to last year’s Broken World Media debut LP, Forgettable.  They are currently eying a late 2015 release.  Front man Cameron Boucher comments:

“I first met Kevin at a house show in Allston in the summer of 2012 and left the show with a demo CD of one of my bands new records in my back pocket because I got to scared to give it to him. Topshelf has always been a label I’ve wanted to work with and we’re all super excited to be able to work with them for this new record. We’ve been hard at work in the studio making this record the best it possibly can be. The new LP is definitely a step towards a mature direction for Sorority Noise and were stoked to work with them to put it out!”

Catch the band on their upcoming tour with You Blew It!, Tiny Moving Parts,  Rozwell Kid.

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Sorority Noise / Somos

Split 7"

Bad Timing Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

A short few months after the release of their highly anticipated and well loved full length, Boston indie-punk act Somos has graced listeners with a pair of new tunes in the form of a quick 7” split with Connecticut indie act, Sorority Noise.  While both bands play off one another’s mellow undertones, Somos’ quiet confidence certainly steals the show, although Sorority Noise offers a tranquil second half, even if tame by comparison.

While not quite as impactful as some of Temple Of Plenty’s most striking moments, Somos certainly reminds listeners why their initial debut met with such a glowing response.  “Letters From An Absent Future” combines polished rhythms with warm and easy going vocals.  It’s the sort of “no strings attached” arrangement akin to sitting down with friends and just seeing where the conversation guides you.  There’s no rush to dive into the chorus or return to the verse – just steady, blissful listening through and through.  “Back And Forth” follows its counterpart’s lead, even if never quite achieving the same token melody.

Sorority Noise and their cloudy style takes up the rear with their something of a lethargic combination of Foxing and Dowsing.  The change makes for an initial energy deficit, particularly with “Dobranoc’s” over-before-it-starts crawl, but “Wesleyan’s Best Dressed” soon redeems the EP’s flow for the final track.  With a tight chorus of voices embracing natural pitch and tone variances, the band offers up their best take on steady, upbeat, tunage.  The result feels highly organic, and the balance between bass and sparkling chords hangs strong right until the disc’s final moments.

Taken as a whole, Somos and Sorority Noise’s collective four track effort is both a worthwhile introduction for newcomers and welcome addition for existing fans.  Somos remain the disc’s breakaway draw and Sorority Noise remains slightly in the shadow, but neither’s highs or lows dampen the collaboration’s overriding success.  Even with a slight lull, listeners will leave excited to hear more from these rising artists.

Somos Release Split 7″ With Sorority Noise

SomosSomos and Sorority Noise have released their new split.  The 7″ split is set to drop on November 4, 2014 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders are available on the web store or digitally on Bandcamp.

Listen to all four tracks here.

Somos & Sorority Noise Stream New Split

SomosSomos and Sorority Noise have premiered a full stream of their brand new split EP.  The 7″ split is set to drop on November 4, 2014 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders are available on the web store or digitally on Bandcamp.

Listen to all four tracks here.