Hungry Sam EP
Your phone, your TV, your computer - who (or what) is watching you? It’s an oft-asked question in the digital age and one that The Paranoyds echoed when it comes to the origins of their name. Part of a generation immersed in oversharing and ease of surveillance, The Paranoyds know better than anyone, it’s scary out there. But the band’s fearless pursuit of a good time won’t stop them from crafting the kind of gritty, Southern California garage rock that refuses to hide.
The Paranoyds’ debut release on Suicide Squeeze offers a taste of what The Paranoyds have been crafting. The Los Angeles four-piece of Laila Hashemi (keyboardist-vocals), Lexi Funston (guitars/vocals), Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and David Ruiz (drums, vocals) share a mission to craft songs with the gritty spunk and dark playfulness of a cult-classic splatter film. “Hungry Sam” is a binge-worthy feast of chugging guitars and belly-rounded drums. B-side “Trade Our Sins” is a cautionary slowdance fit for the end of the night or the end of the world. Their self-described “sister vocal act” shares the snarling, over-it-but-totally-into-it vocals throughout their songs, moving from dirty surf-pop guitar jams to power-packed garage rock.
Suicide Squeeze Records is excited to celebrate the signing of The Paranoyds with “Hungry Sam” b/w “Trade Our Sins” out July 12, 2019. The 7” is a one-time pressing of 750, 650 on Orange Crush color vinyl, and 100 on Neon Yellow (artist exclusive) color vinyl. Comes with a download coupon.
"Their take-no-prisoners fury and snarky sing-song choruses have quickly made them local favorites in the DIY and indie scene" - Noisey
"Mega model Staz Lindes' buzzy four-piece is creating the L.A. DIY scene's most richly layered punk sounds of the moment." - i-D
1. Hungry Sam
2. Trade Our Sins