As Sorority Noise’s Triple Crown Records debut and the full-length follow up to the wildly popular Joy, Departed, You’re Not As ___ As You Think is an important album. But this is a band that has never been afraid to take risks – one that has continuously pushed themselves with each new release – and it shows in their latest effort.
From the conversational nature of lyricist/vocalist Cameron Boucher’s songwriting to the open-endedness of the album’s title, Sorority Noise actively invites listeners to insert themselves into each song. Boucher frequently plays with perspective and often address listeners directly, reminding each person who hits play that they have value and that they are more than their insecurities.
Sorority Noise’s new song “Disappeared” has been released.
Sorority Noise have released their new song “A Better Sun.”
Cameron Boucher of Sorority Noise sat down with Stereogum:
Sometimes you get the feeling that people in bands are just pandering to certain crowds — If I say this, then people will react — but it’s truly not like that for me. Everything I’m saying and playing is as real as I can be, and I feel like that’s hard to convey. Someone could tell me that a song I wrote sucked, and that’s fine with me — most music is not for most people — but when someone specifically takes a lyric and makes fun of it or makes light of it… That’s incredibly personal for me. That’s hard for me, because it took a lot out of me. So I think the big thing is that I just don’t really pay attention to what people may or may not think, because I write at such a high volume that there’s no buffer for that. Boom, there I am. That’s kind of how it goes.
Sorority Noise have shared their cover of Brand New’s “Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis.” You can stream that below.
Sorority Noise have released their new song “No Halo.”
Sorority Noise will release You’re Not As _____ As You Think on March 17th. The album was recorded by Mike Sapone and you can find a teaser video and track listing and album art below.
Sorority Noise have posted a little teaser video on Facebook.
Modern Baseball have announced a headlining tour. Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives will be opening. Dates can be found below.
Sorority Noise and The World Is A Beautiful Place… upcoming split 7″ can be streamed below.
Cameron Boucher, of Sorority Noise, covered Twenty One Pilots’ “Tear in My Heart.” You can stream that below.
Sorority Noise have signed with Triple Crow Records and will be releasing a split EP with The World Is A Beautiful Place… later this year. They will then release their new full-length in the first half of 2017. The band has also announced some new tour dates. You’ll find those below.
Bayside’s new album Vacancy will be released on August 19th — pre-orders are now up. They have also announced a tour with The Menzingers and Sorority Noise. Dates can be found below.
Much like the famed Dickinson poem from which Sorority Noise’s latest EP takes its name, It Kindly Stopped For Me is centered on the idea of death. Though the similarities seem to stop there. Because while Dickinson’s Death is a kindly gentleman, traveling alongside her as she makes her journey through life, the band pointedly turns it into an object — death is an “it.”
By stripping death of an identity, Sorority Noise attempts to lessen the power it holds over us. There is no experience more common or more alienating than loss, yet the band manages to break down the walls their own experience created until we’re all collectively shouldering their pain.
The new video for Sorority Noise’s “Nolsey” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Sorority Noise’s new EP, It Kindly Stopped For Me, can be streamed below.