BOTW #10 – Paramore

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In the wake of hearing Paramore’s new track “Still Into You,” I couldn’t help but choose these guys to write on.  I am proud to say that I have grown up with Paramore since “All We Know is Falling” when it was released during my freshman year of high school back in ’05 (dang, I’m old haha)! Paramore, to this day, is one my favorite bands of all time for reasons.  Reasons being: kick-ass girl powerhouse vocals, driving bass lines, the catchiest guitar licks, memorable lyrics and melodies, the perfect mashup of rock and pop, and super stylish outfits to die for.  Paramore can do you no wrong!

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Between 2002-2004 Paramore was formed in Franklin, TN, and in 2005 their first record was released through the super trendy label, Fueled By Ramen.  Up til 2009, the band released two more full length records, original soundtrack songs for “Twilight” and “Transformers”, and even had featured songs on video games like “Sims” and “Guitar Hero”.  Fast-forward to 2013, four years since releasing their last album, Zac and Josh Farro (drummer and guitarist from original Paramore lineup) had parted ways with the band, and the remaining members (Jeremy Davis, Taylor York, & Hayley Williams) are set to release their fourth studio album on April 9th!  The self-titled record has a track list of 17 songs (not to mention the 2 B-sides featured in their special edition box set)… that’s NINETEEN new Paramore songs!!! Not sure if I can handle it, but it is definitely worth the wait! No words can express what this band means to me, they really proved that their love and passion for music could overcome anything and that is something I really look up to.  I hope you enjoy listening to them (if you don’t already do)!

I’ve witnessed the greatness of Paramore on…
9/1/2008Seattle Center – Bumbershoot
7/19/2009 w/ No Doubt & The Sounds – Summer Tour – White River Amphitheater
5/12/2010 w/ fun. – Spring Tour – WAMU Theater
12/4/2010 w/ All Time Low, The Maine, Boys Like Girls, 3OH!3, The Ready Set, Runner Runner – Jingle Bell Bash 2010 – WAMU Theater

If you haven’t already, you HAVE GOT to see these guys live.  Though their studio recordings are perf, nothing can beat the electric-high-energy shows Paramore puts on! Headbanging and singing at the top of your lungs fo dayz.

Now on tour! [and has not yet announced a Seattle/surrounding area date…]

Album: All We Know is Falling
Released: 2005
Favorite Tracks: Brighter, Emergency

Album: Riot!
Released: 2007
Favorite Tracks: When it Rains, Crushcrushcrush

Album: Brand New Eyes
Released: 2009
Favorite Tracks: Playing God, Ignorance, Turn it Off

Album: Paramore
Set Release: April 9, 2013
The Awesome Singles So Far: Still Into You, Now

Have a rockin’ rest of your week, friends!

Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll,
P.S. The day Hayley replied to me on Twitter was THE BEST day.
(Sometime in Dec. 2010)