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Sorority Noise release new song, ‘XC”

Channeling a little bit of Sunny Day Real Estate in their brand new song, Hartford punk four-piece Sorority Noise unveil their more delicate side. “XC” is their second single off of their upcoming record, beautifully titled It Kindly Stopped For Me. With the thinnest layer of piano and a xylophone popping out of raw guitars and […]

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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Return With New Track, “Katamari Duquette”

Seems like just yesterday we were calling The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die‘s 2015 LP, Harmlessness, one of the best of the year. While we’re still singing that tune, the musical collective has already dropped a new track from their upcoming 7-inch, Long Live Happy Birthday, that […]

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REVIEW: Sorority Noise – ‘Joy, Departed’

Artist: Sorority Noise Album: Joy, Departed Genre: Emo, Garage Rock Label: Topshelf Records Joy, Departed doesn’t sound like a Sorority Noise record, and that’s a good thing. The band’s debut record–the aptly titled Forgettable–is a fun listen with little substance beyond a few catchy choruses and well-written one-liner lyrics. Where Forgettable serves as the polar […]

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Sorority Noise Stream New Record, ‘Joy, Departed’

Sorority Noise have finally unveiled their fantastic, highly-anticipated sophomore record, Joy, Departed. You can stream the record below, courtesy of Noisey. Joy, Departed makes a noticeable shift away from the fun, yet caustic vibe of Forgettable in favor of a slower, more emo-influenced drive. The band pull the new sound off exceedingly well, and a few mold-breaking […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Sorority Noise Discuss Your New Favorite Record, ‘Joy, Departed’

“I feel like this one is building on self-deprication rather than drowning in it. I never thought I’d ever be able to write lyrics about getting better and finding all the good in the terrible.” This very statement from vocalist Cam Boucher is probably the greatest depiction of Sorority Noise’s stellar new record, Joy, Departed, […]

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Sorority Noise Just Released One Of The Year’s Best Songs In “Using”

I listen to a lot of music. I figure that I check out at least two new records every week. I like a lot of what I listen to, but every year or so, I hear a song that cuts through the rest, makes my jaw hit the floor, and immediately shines forward as a song that […]

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The New Sorority Noise Album Will Probably Change Our Lives

Anyone who is connected to the alternative and indie rock worlds with even the faintest of interest no doubt failed to make it out of 2014 without hearing The Hotelier‘s phenomenal album, Home Like NoPlace Is There. And that’s perfectly fine. It’s great, in fact. That album is incredible and it deserves to be heard […]

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Prawn Release New Music Video For “Settled”

New Jersey indie rock outfit Prawn just put out a new music video for their song “Settled.” The trumpet-imbued mercurial b-side track to the band’s last full-length record, Kingfisher, is brought to life in an unfinished house amidst the snowy woods in New Hampshire. This is also the title track to the band’s most recent […]

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Ratboys Stream Debut LP, ‘AOID’

When Brooklyn Vegan premiered Ratboys‘ single “Tixis,” I was instantly intrigued. Never hearing of the band before, with “Tixis,” and an upcoming release via Topshelf Records, I knew Ratboys would be a band to watch. That upcoming LP, AOID, is now streaming via Culture Collide. The band creates a wonderful medley of acoustic inspired indie […]

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Sorority Noise Stream “Art School Wannabe”

Sorority Noise have begun streaming the lead single off their upcoming Topshelf debut, Joy, Departed. Bubbly and accessible, “Art School Wannabe” finds the Connecticut four-piece stretching their creative muscles, resulting in what is quite possibly their most concrete undertaking to date. The hooks are huge, the songwriting is top notch, and Modern Baseball’s Jacob Ewald […]

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Sorority Noise Announce New Record ‘Joy, Departed’

Sorority Noise, the Connecticut indie-punk band featuring Old Gray’s Cameron Boucher, have built up a pretty ridiculous amount of stream from their Broken World Media debut, Forgettable. The band’s first record is full of catchy punk songs, similar to Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, with a poorly-produced charm that sets them apart from their peers. After […]

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Diamond Youth Share “In The Clouds”

In anticipation of their debut full-length, Nothing Matters, Baltimore’s Diamond Youth have partnered with The A.V. Club to premiere a wispy pop-rock racer titled “In The Clouds.” Check it out after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section. This May, the four-piece will kick off a month-long North American run […]