09 Nov 2012

Rock am Ring

Paramore has been confirmed to play at Rock am Ring festival in Germany.
The event will take place over 3 days from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th, June 2013.
You can find more information and the lineup for the festival from here.

06 Nov 2012

Fourth album

Spin has made a new article about Paramore’s fourth album. The article is mostly a sum up of older information. If you would like to read the summary of the upcoming album, read the article below or check out the original article from here.

Paramore’s ‘Surreal’ Fourth Album Is Finished

Singer Hayley Williams says the LP “is an answered prayer.”

Paramore’s “less toiled and troubled” album could make its debut in 2013, now that the band have wrapped recording it. Frontwoman Hayley Williams confirmed the follow-up to 2009’s brand new eyes will soon cross the finish line by tweeting on November 1, “Getting ready to walk out these studio doors for the last time. #album4.” Guitarist Taylor York tweeted soon after: “So we finished tracking our fourth album. This is surreal. Stoked. I am exhausted. I hope you love it. K bye.”

The fourth studio LP follows the contentious exit of two of the pop-punk band’s founding members, brothers Josh and Zac Farro, in 2010. (Drummer Zac has since put out a markedly un-Paramore-like solo EP and tried to make peace with his former bandmates). After a year off performing live, the trio of Williams, York, and bassist Jeremy Davis headed back into the studio in April with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who last produced M83’s Best of 2011 album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and who may usher in a new era of decade-spanning, genre-bending experimentation for the band.

In an interview with Electronic Musician, Meldal-Johnsen said, “They don’t need to be a pop-punk band anymore. They can do their own ideas.” He added, “All I’m really trying to say is that we’re not trying to deliberately lose their natural commerciality. I am here to articulate their vision for a step of growth. I’m not afraid to put a guitar through a modular synth, for instance. I want the album to sound very visceral and a little bit less locked down and computerized — more 1981 than 2012, with a nod to 2016.”

The new sound is reflective of the new, relaxed creative process Williams detailed in a blog post published on Paramore’s website earlier this year. “In case you can’t tell, we’re working on a pretty strange schedule, by our standards,” she wrote. “Usually, we are rushing to make a very strict deadline which so far has just not been right this record.”

Back in May, the fire-haired bandleader gushed to Buzznet about what was taking place in the studio this time around, calling it “the most relaxed, inspired, and liberating experiences we have had … thus far.” She reinforced that comment this October, tweeting, “So many exciting things happening in the studio today I just wanna break stuff in the best way possible. This album is an answered prayer.”

Her songwriting, too, has changed as a result: “I am laughing things off a lot more easily these days than I was at 19, when I wrote the last album,” she admitted. “A lot of change… a lot of positivity. Musically, I am most inspired by the personality captured in every instrument. That, to me, is actually what is making up this newer sound that is happening.”

When Paramore recently returned to the stage, the trio performed an 18-song set — including “Monster,” their furious contribution to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack — but did not show off any new material slated for album number four. Late last year, Paramore dropped three new songs from 2011’s “Monster” sessions as a 7″-vinyl box set: “Renegade,” “Hello Cold World,” and the autobiographical acoustic “In the Mourning.”

03 Nov 2012

Instagram contest

A few days ago Paramore posted a picture of a signed setlist from their Reading and Leeds tour on their Instagram with a text telling that the first person to find the setlist will also find Paramore and get the setlist!

Just posted this signed set list from our Reading and Leeds shows outside the studio. If you can find it, you find us, and the set list is yours!


A little bit later on the same day they posted a picture with the fan who had won the contest! Belated congratulations to the lucky winner!

Winner!! Nice to meet you @samasadeghi from Melbourne , we shall see you at Soundwave, right? Thanks everyone for letting us have a little fun on our last day in the studio. Happy Halloween!

03 Nov 2012

Halloween costumes

Hayley updated her Tumblr again a few days ago with a picture of herself and Chad in their Halloween costumes. They clearly made an effort to look incredible in their costumes!

Another amazing Halloween with my guy. We were The Frankenstein’s: Married With Children edition! Hope you all had a good one and are over the sugar shock… I’m still in a Reese’s cup coma.

31 Oct 2012

Tumblr update

Hayley has updated Paramore’s official Tumblr page with a picture of her outfit for their last day in studio. Now lets just hope they release the album soon!

Might as well go festive for our last day at the studio! And a big thanks for @vansgirls ;)

18 Oct 2012

The Domestikated feat. Hayley

Hayley, Ethan Luck and Jordan Pundik (The Domestikated) made a short, fun song together called “What’s His Name”.
Listen to it below: