Sorority Noise Stream Stripped Down Album YNAAYT Out Physically March 16th on Triple Crown Records
Available For Digital Purchase Now
Tour With Remo Drive, Foxx Bodies and Jelani Sei Begins March 8th
photographer credit: Pat Nolan
Sorority Noise are now streaming their new album YNA_AYT, a stripped down reimagining of their 2017 critically acclaimed album You’re Not As ____ As You Think, in full. YNAAYT is also available for digital purchase now, and is set to be released physically on March 16th via Triple Crown Records. Pre-orders for the album are available now at sororitynoise.com. The vinyl release of YNAAYT is part of the Mindful Vinyl series with part of the proceeds going to the JED Foundation. JED is a foundation that works with teens and young adults to prevent suicide and protect emotional health.
Sorority Noise’s headlining tour starts March 8th, with support from Remo Drive, Foxx Bodies, and Jelani Sei. Tickets are available now, and a full list of dates can be found below.
1. No Halo (Rearranged 2018)
2. A Portrait Of (Rearranged 2018)
3. First Letter From St. Sean (Rearranged 2018)
4. A Better Sun (Rearranged 2018)
5. Disappeared (Rearranged 2018)
6. Car (Rearranged 2018)
7. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
8. Second Letter From St. Julien (Rearranged 2018)
9. Leave The Fan On (Rearranged 2018)
03/08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall*
03/09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*
03/10 – Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch*
03/11 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*
03/12 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill*
03/14 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre*
03/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
03/17 – Portland, OR – Analog Theatre*
03/18 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey*
03/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
03/21 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room*
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour*
03/23 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre*
03/25 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada^
03/26 – Austin, TX – Barracuda^
03/28 – Orlando, FL – The Abby^
03/29 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade: Hell^
03/30 – Raleigh, NC – King’s^
03/31 – Richmond, CA – Capital Ale House^
04/01 – Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents^
04/03 – Hamden, CT – The Space^
04/04 – Boston, MA – Paradise^
04/05 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^
04/06 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church^
04/07 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel^
* = w/ Remo Drive, Foxx Bodies
^ = w/ Remo Drive, Jelani Sei
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.