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Sorority Noise announce tour with Citizen and Great Grandpa

If you’re into good, modern day emo, chances are you’re going to be freaking out over this next tour. Sorority Noise, Citizen and Great Grandpa are teaming up for a lengthy US run and we absolutely love it.

Head down below for full tour dates.



Album Review: Sorority Noise – “You’re Not As ____ As You Think”

I got my daughter’s  report card last week.  It listed out all of these qualities, “Attention to Detail” “Drawing inside the lines”; and all down the line, the teacher checked “Meets Expectations.”  The only category that got “Exceeds Expectations” was “Sits Quietly in Class.”  A chip off the old block.  It got me thinking.  “Meets Expectations” is good.  There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s normal.  Now let’s consider this theory in the context of Sorority Noise’s third full length, You’re not as ___ as you think. After having “Forgettable” on heavy rotation, I have certain expectations.  As far as sound I’d say SN is 3 parts Say Anything, 1 part each of Conor Oberst, The Promise Ring, and Brand New; throw the whole thing in a Chicago Meat Grinder and enjoy.  So what were my expectations for You’re Not…?  I was expecting the band to clean up the low-fi aesthetic for something a little more polished, the usual for a maturing band.  I also figured SN would move away from the relationship/cigarette/stale beer-soaked angst into some more introspective subject matter.  I got all of that, but I got more, a lot more.

Sorority Noise hails from Hartford Connecticut. After listening to their earlier work, I would have sworn they were from Chicago.  It just feels like the recording process took place in a run-down apartment in the dead of winter with stale beer and cigarettes permeating the air.  The opening track of You’re not, “No Halo”, does a hell of a job clearing the air.  Gone are the Say Anything-esque drunken hooligan chants.  The smashing guitars replaced by piercingly-clean notes accentuated by harmonics.  When frontman Cameron Boucher hits the chorus, “So I didn’t show up to your funeral, I showed up to your house…” the guitars come crashing in reminiscent of that stagnant apartment in their not so distant past.  The lyrics most definitely have matured as the band tackles existentialism, loss, religion, and depression.  On the second track, “A Portrait Of” we get it all thrown into one.  At this point in the record, the tempo shifts, the dynamics, the choruses bring reminders of Brand New and/or Taking back Sunday,  the reason for this?  Mike Sapone who worked the boards for both of those bands is at the controls on You’re not.

The life and death theme continues in “First Letter from St. Sean” where Boucher wrestles with the loss of a close friend.  “A better Sun” rises next to drive away the darkness… or not.  Did I mention introspection?  “And it’s hard. So hard. And breathing, it just makes it worse.  And it’s bad. So bad. That it hurts.”  If you hadn’t noticed, Boucher is in some pain on this record and he lets it all bleed out.  “Disappeared” touches again on the loss of his friend Sean, and the pain of looking in the mirror and contemplating your own existence.  The drunken hooligan chants make a not-so-triumphant return, this time serving more like angry voices conflicting in his head “I let my hair down today and I took a shower for the first time in what felt like weeks.”  The themes of loss and its effect on our lives and relationships continues through the record.  The music, like raw emotions,  gets stripped down to the bone.  By the end we are left with more questions than answers.  When you experience loss and the depression that follows; the only solace to find is in giving up on both the answers and the questions and just living.

My conclusion…  some records don’t meet or exceed expectations, so I crossed those choices out, wrote “defies expectations” and put a check next to it.

4/5 Stars



Sorority Noise announce Australia headline shows

Hartford, Connecticut’s Sorority Noise have announced a run of headline shows in Australia alongside their appearance at Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong, NSW. You can find the tour poster, dates, and locations below.

Sorority Noise will be touring in support of their latest album release, “You’re Not As _____ As You Think,” which was released on March 17 through Triple Crown Records.



Sorority Noise release new video for “No Halo”

Sorority Noise have released a video for “No Halo”. The track is from the band’s Triple Crown Records release “You’re Not As ______ As You Think”, which came out back in March.

You can watch the video below – and check out the remaining dates of their current tour.



Sorority Noise stream new song “Disappeared,” announce US tour

Hartford, Connecticut’s Sorority Noise have premiered another track from their upcoming album You’re Not As _____ As You Think and announced a US tour in support of the release.

You can give “Disappeared” a listen and check out the tour dates below.

You’re Not As _____ As You Think comes out on March 17th through Triple Crown Records. It will be the band’s third full-length album, following 2015’s Joy, Departed.



Sorority Noise stream new song “A Better Sun”

Hartford, Connecticut’s Sorority Noise are streaming another song from their upcoming album You’re Not As _____ As You Think. Check out “A Better Sun” below.

You’re Not As _____ As You Think releases on March 17th through Triple Crown Records. It will be the band’s third full-length album, following 2015’s Joy, Departed.



Sorority Noise stream cover of Brand New’s “Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis”

Hartford, Connecticut’s Sorority Noise has released a cover of Brand New‘s track “Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis.” You can listen to it below.

The cover was performed and arranged by frontman Cameron Boucher. Sorority Noise will be releasing their upcoming album on March 17, titled “You’re Not As _____ As You Think.”



Sorority Noise will donate album proceeds to ACLU

If you’ve been thinking of checking out Hartford, Connecticut punks Sorority Noise, now may be the time to do it.  The band is offering up their entire back catalogue from now through Sunday as a pay-what-you-want download, with all proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  

In a statement, the band said:

We as a band can not remain silent in these times of bigotry and racism. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends, and against the authoritarian tactics meant to divide us. In noting the outreach platform that we’re fortunate to have, we are making all of our music “pay what you like,” and will be directing all donations to ACLU.

You can find Sorority Noise on Bandcamp here.  Their upcoming album, You’re Not as ____ as You Think You Are, is due out on March 17th.



Sorority Noise stream new song “No Halo”

Hartford, Connecticut’s Sorority Noise have premiered a new song from their upcoming album You’re Not As _____ As You Think. You can give “No Halo” a listen below.

You’re Not As _____ As You Think releases on March 17th through Triple Crown Records.



Sorority Noise announce new album

Hartford, Connecticut’s Sorority Noise have announced they will be releasing a new album titled You’re Not As _____ As You Think on March 17th through Triple Crown Records.

You can check out the album’s cover art and tracklist, as well as a teaser video, below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on You’re Not As _____ As You Think are revealed. It will be the band’s third full-length album, serving as the follow-up to 2015’s Joy, Departed.



Sorority Noise sign to Triple Crown Records, announce tour dates

Hartford, Connecticut punks Sorority Noise have announced that they have signed to Triple Crown Records.  They will be releasing a split with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die later this year, and will be releasing their third full length in the first half of 2017.

Additionally, Sorority Noise will be hitting the road this November with Ratboys and Jank.  You can see all of the bands’ upcoming tour dates and locations below.

Sorority Noise most recently released a 4-song EP called It Kindly Stopped for Me, which came out in April of this year.



Sorority Noise release cover of “Everything is Alright (MCS)”

Hartford, Connecticut punks Sorority Noise released a new cover last week of Motion City Soundtrack’s “Everything is Alright (MCS),” and you can check it out below.

Sorority Noise most recently released a 4-song EP called It Kindly Stopped for Me, which came out in April of this year.  They are heading out on tour this August with The Menzingers and Bayside, and you can find all those dates here.



Bayside announce details of new album, ‘Vacancy’ & tour with The Menzingers, Sorority Noise

New York pop-punk act Bayside have announced the details of their new album, which we now know is titled Vacancy. Check out the artwork to the left, and the tracklisting below.

The album is due out August 19th on Hopeless Records. You can pre-order your copy right here.

Along with the album details, the band announced a US tour with The Menzingers and Sorority Noise. Take a look at those dates/locations below the album info.

Bayside’s previous release was a deluxe edition of their 2014 album, Cult, titled Cult: White Edition, which came out in March of 2015 via Hopeless Records.

 



Sorority Noise streaming new song “Either Way” off upcoming EP “It Kindly Stopped For Me”

 Sorority Noise are streaming a new song called “Either Way.”

You can check it out here.

Their new EP “It Kindly Stopped For Me” will be released on April 22nd through Topshelf Records. Sorority Noise released their sophomore album, Joy, Departed, on June 16, 2015.



Citizen announce North American tour with Turnover & more

Citizen have announced they will be touring North America with Turnover, Sorority Noise, and Milk Teeth this spring. Dates and locations can be found below.

Citizen’s latest album Everybody Is Going to Heaven was released in June, 2015 through Run For Cover Records.