Listen: The Paranoyds – ‘Girlfriend Degree’

Today LA newcomers The Paranoyds have shared the title track from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Carnage Bargain,’ due for September 13th release on Suicide Squeeze. The album ‘Carnage Bargain’ sees the four-piece deliver a raucous blend of garage […]

Today LA newcomers The Paranoyds have shared the title track from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Carnage Bargain,’ due for September 13th release on Suicide Squeeze.

The album ‘Carnage Bargain’ sees the four-piece deliver a raucous blend of garage rock grit, new wave swagger, classic horror film soundtrack campiness, and a myriad of other left-of-center influences. Following the album’s first single of feminine-empowerment “Girlfriend Degree,” the record’s title track “Carnage Bargain” shows the band delivering scathing lyrical observations wrapped in jubilant punk-pop hooks. 

“People want things all the time—there seems to be a constant manic need of consuming, now more so than ever. “Carnage Bargain” is about the people higher up wanting to get all this evil work done at a wholesale price,”bassist and vocalist Staz Lindes says. “It’s impossible for us to get through a day without thinking of the thousands of migrant children in cages at the border alone, some without proper beds, soap, toothbrushes, and with lights on 24/7. We can not continue to ignore the black lives, young and old, taken by police almost every week. The plastic crisis. The mass shootings. The extreme need of prison reform. The opioid crisis. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The list goes on, and the hole gets deeper. Sometimes I can’t sleep and I wonder: do they sleep well in the White House? What else can I do as a privileged citizen? They want to get a Carnage Bargain. I want to pick up garbage.”

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