Sorority Noise Release Music Video For
“First Letter From St. Sean”
On Tour This Fall With Citizen and Great Grandpa
You’re Not As _____ As You Think Out Now
on Triple Crown Records
photographer credit: Brett Sweeney
Sorority Noise have just released their new music video for “First Letter From St. Sean.” The song comes off the band’s critically acclaimed record You’re Not As _____ As You Think, released earlier this year on Triple Crown Records. Sorority Noise will be touring this fall with Citizen and Great Grandpa. A full list of dates can be found below, and tickets can be purchased here.
Watch Sorority Noise’s new music video for “First Letter From St. Sean”
You’re Not As _____ As You Think was called “an early frontrunner for one of the best albums of 2017” by Paste Magazine and “a powerful and extremely personal statement on loss and grief” by NPR Music. You’re Not As _____ As You Think is now available for purchase physically at sororitynoise.com and digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and Amazon.
09/29 – Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside
09/30 – Sydney, AUS – Oxford Art Factor
10/01 – North Wollongong, AUS – Yours & Owls Festival
10/03 – Footscray, AUS – Reverence Hotel
10/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
10/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/24 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
10/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
10/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/31 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
11/01 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/03 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
11/04 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
11/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/06 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement – East
11/08 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
11/09 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/10 – McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound Fest
11/12 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
11/14 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
11/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/18 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/24 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
11/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
1. No Halo
2. A Portrait Of
3. First Letter From St. Sean
4. A Better Sun
7. Where Are You?
8. Second Letter From St. Julien
9. Leave The Fan On
10. New Room
Sorority Noise write important songs. They go to uncomfortable places, unafraid to let the darkness in – but they’re also not shy at kicking back until the sorrow subsides. They’re songs of confusion, anger, life, death, mental health and, most importantly, hope. They’re what it means to be human.
That vulnerability has been Sorority Noise’s hallmark since they formed in 2013, but it’s never been as precise as it is on You’re Not As _____ As You Think, their third album, set for release March 17th via Triple Crown Records. The album follows the Connecticut-based quartet’s It Kindly Stopped For Me 7” (2016), critically acclaimed Joy, Departed (2015) and debut Forgettable (2014) and is the most collaborative, fully realized version of Sorority Noise to date.
Sorority Noise recorded You’re Not As _____ As You Think with producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday) over the span of 10 days – three times longer than it took to track Joy, Departed – and this increased time allowed the band to hone the songwriting and visceral performances that have launched them onto tours with Modern Baseball, Citizen, Turnover and The Menzingers and into outlets like Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, The Fader, Spin, AV Club and Stereogum.
Singer/guitarist Cameron Boucher, who prefers not to edit or overthink his lyrics, empties both his pen and soul on songs like “No Halo,” “Disappeared” and “A Portrait Of,” stark vignettes that find him coming to terms with the death of close friends. He’s had days, weeks and months to confront these and other emotions, and when it came time to write about them, the words spilled out.
So what you’re getting is an emotional bulldozer – an unfiltered, inward look at the last year of the band’s life that’s filled with intimate, visceral details yet remains universally relatable. But even amidst heavy subject matter, Sorority Noise want to give you a sense of resilience. “No matter what I feel, it’s going to be OK,” Boucher says. “Things are going to be tough, but it’s going to be fine in the end – and you have to keep going because you just have to. This is how it’s going to be. You’ve just got to do it.”
It’s in this way that the album’s title comes into view, and it only takes inserting a few adjectives – sad, happy, rich, poor – to realize life is all about perspective. Hardships are inevitable, but so is hope. Rather than living in the shadows, Sorority Noise have learned the only way to move past the struggle is by never stopping moving forward into the sun.