Nashville indie pop rockers Paramore released their self-titled new album, the group’s first since 2009, today (and it’s already dominating the iTunes charts)!
Paramore is the band’s first release since the departure of brothers and founding members Josh and Zac Farro. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, M83), the record marks a dramatic shift in sound for the band. Gone are the pop punk backbone and hardcore tendencies that characterized much of their previous work. Instead, the band has gravitated further into the territory of indie rock, and Paramore is more stylistically akin to groups like Alt-J and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It is, without a doubt, the group’s most mature and focused release ever, and you can stream it for free below (you may have to sign up for a free Rdio account to hear full-length tracks).
Additionally, the band just debuted an official video for the single “Still Into You.” After their artsy, darker video for “Now,” it’s fun to see Paramore take a turn back into the more lighthearted, brighter territory they’re known for. You can also catch Paramore performing Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Check out our Music on Television feature for more info!
Paramore currently has no Nashville performances scheduled, but after a handful of club shows (the closest is a sold out stop in Atlanta) and some global dates throughout the summer, a hometown stop seems pretty likely by fall.