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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:26 PM (PST) by jimmygord
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.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:29 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
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.
You can watch the video below – and check out the remaining dates of their current tour.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:35 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
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.
Like what you hear? “Arrowhead” appears on You Blew It!’s critically acclaimed latest album, “Abendrot,” which was released last November through Triple Crown Records. The band are also on tour with All Get Out, and you can check out the relevant dates and locations here!
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:02 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
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.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 3:06 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
You’re Not As _____ As You Think releases on March 17th through Triple Crown Records.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 4:29 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
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.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:26 PM (PST) by milhouse
Florida progressive/emo/whatever band You Blew It! has just announced details surrounding their newest EP “Abendrot”. The EP is set to be released November 11th through Triple Crown Records, and pre-orders are available here. Artwork can be viewed to the left and track list can be seen below.
You can have a listen to the first single from the upcoming work, entitled “Autotheology” here.
You Blew It! is heading out on a whirlwind US tour today, and you can have a look at all the dates and locations below.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
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.
The band’s latest album Standards came on March 11th through Triple Crown Records. The LP served as a follow-up to 2013′s Intersections.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:15 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:47 PM (PST) by Supermartinguy
Minnesotan pop punk trio Tiny Moving Parts have just started streaming their brand new song “Common Cold”. Fiddling with some complex changes in tempo, the song song is a moody burst of melancholy energy, and is well worth a listen. Check it out here.