The Paranoyds Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Surfbort


Debut album Carnage Bargain out now via Suicide Squeeze

Credit: Gina Canavan

Early praise for The Paranoyds:

"['Carnage Bargain'] kicks off with a very punky bass line that harks back to some of Kathi Wilcox's work on the early Bikini Kill catalog. A classic chorus built on fuzzy guitars and imperfect vocals slices through the air, yet somehow is catchy all the same." - Stereogum

"The production...is superb, highlighting the dreamy lead vocals of Laila Hashemi (who also plays keyboards) and guitarist Lexi Funston." - Bandcamp 

"Sweet, grungy goodness." - Nylon 

"[This] buzzy four-piece is creating the LA DIY scene's most richly layered punk sounds of the moment." - i-D

"Think a 60s girl group that flipped off Phil Spector and embraced horror soundtrack synths." - Noisey

"This LA band's debut album is a potent blend of energetic garage-rock and New Waveish post-punk, combining buzzing guitar riffs, chirpy organ lines, driving rhythms and hypnotic song hooks." - KEXP 

"The Paranoyds are a catchy four-piece from L.A. They blend gritty garage rock with a bit of pop to create a sound that could fill an arena or a small rock club. Absolutely delightful." - New Noise Magazine

"scowling, winking garage rock. Full of lethal riffs, but toying with clap-along twee, The Paranoyds' surfy, Riot Grrrl grunge splits the difference between Bratmobile and The Go-Gos, with a little Blondie thrown in...['Girlfriend Degree' is] a mission statement and a battlecry for a band equally interested in laughing as the world burns, and fixing it." - PAPER

"one of L.A.'s most established DIY bands" - V Magazine

"'Girlfriend Degree,' in all its fuzzy, slightly blown out glory, has the band delivering on a catchy takedown of the attributes needed in a perfect partner. Screaming guitars, wallops of drums, and even keyboard back their declarations of refusing to wait on someone they love." - The Grey Estates

"''Face First' creeps around your head with a squealing two-tone guitar line...catchy and anxious" - Consequence of Sound

The Paranoyds have made a name for themselves as one of the most exciting Los Angeles bands since forming in 2015, playing festivals like Coachella and opening for the likes of DIIV, Bleached, X, White Reaper, Albert Hammond Jr., Sunflower Bean, Tacocat, BRONCHO and more. Last month the band released their debut album Carnage Bargain, a raucous blend of garage rock grit, new wave swagger, classic horror film soundtrack campiness, and a myriad of other left-of-center influences, and have been on the road non-stop since. The band announce today that the tour will continue well into 2020, including co-headline dates with Surfbort. See below to find a show near you. Tickets go on-sale October 18th and can be purchased at the links below. 


"We're living in the dystopian future. Our lives are completely tracked and programmed, our extension of ourselves is a handheld computer with a microphone and camera that stays on while were unaware, and, on top of everything, the extreme right is gaining continuous world power," The Paranoyds explains of its name. "What isn't there to be paranoyd about?"

It's ironic that the band's moniker winds up being an apt summary of the band's general outlook on technology and modern culture given that The Paranoyds' humble beginnings can be traced back to a friendship forged between Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and Laila Hashemi (keys/vocals) over Myspace in their early teens. Bonded by a shared interest in local underground music, the pair eventually moved their online friendship into the real world. Laila's childhood friend Lexi Funston was brought into the fold with the addition of drummer David Ruiz in 2015. The band may indeed be paranoid, but they offer a solution to our modern ills through the simple act of being an inspiring, independent, and unflappable musical force.

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Tour dates
11/01/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord - TIX
11/02/19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place - TIX
11/03/19 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project - TIX
11/05/19 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar - TIX
11/06/19 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza - TIX
11/15/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater - TIX
1/24/20 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk # - TIX
1/25. Dallas, TX @ Three Links # - TIX
1/26/20 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) # - TIX
1/28/20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) # - TIX
1/29/20 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook # - TIX
1/30/20 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong # - TIX
1/31/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle # - TIX
2/1/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right - TIX
2/3/20 - Somerville, MA @ Once Lounge # - TIX
2/4/20 - Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome # - TIX
2/6/20 - Detroit, MI @ Outer Limits # - TIX
2/7/20 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout # - TIX
2/8/20 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin Der Rathskeller #
2/9/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry # - TIX
2/12/20 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - TIX
2/14/20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court - TIX
2/15/20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon

# = co-headline w/ Surfbort