Sorority Noise

Sorority Noise to continue making noise after two members depart

Cameron Boucher, vocalist of Hartford indie punk quartet Sorority Noise, announced yesterday that Kevin O’Donnell and Jason Rule, the band’s bassist and drummer, respectively, would be leaving the band. In his statement, Boucher calls O’Donnell and Rule “two of the most talented dudes I know and the best rhythm section in the world,” attesting that all four bandmates remain close friends following the split. Rule later released his own statement citing that aside from some personal reasons, he and O’Donnell had no interest in moving forward stylistically with Sorority Noise. Boucher and Scuff, the band’s guitarist, plan to continue making music and working on a new Sorority Noise LP, while O’Donnell and Rule will likely take this time to focus on their band Queen Moo. – Jake Reed (@jakejreed)

   

Sorority Noise to bring the commotion to Amherst

Riding on the release of May's Forgettable LP, Hartford's Sorority Noise is heading to Amherst, MA, next Monday, August 18. Fitting to its name, the band’s lyrics span the insecurities of college life – take, for example, “When we broke up you told me to try and find myself … so I found myself in someone else's bed,” from “Dirty Ickes” – but the band’s groovy punk inspires one to dance through the darkness rather than sulk alone. Check out Sorority Noise in Massachusetts’ most famous college town alongside Three Man Cannon, Sexy Girls, The Hundred Acre Woods and Amherst folk-punks Dérive at Amherst's Unitarian Meeting House at 7 p.m. on August 18. – Jake Reed (@jakejreed)

   

Sorority Noise gets lucky with latest EP

On last September's Young Luck EP, Sorority Noise bridges the gap between pop punk and alternative rock. At just under eight minutes, the four-song collection is a quick escapade into catchy hooks and precise rhythms. Opening track “Queen Anne’s Lace,” with its sea of distorted guitars and nonchalant vocals, should be enough to get you hooked, while later songs “Mediocre at Best” and “Still Shrill” explore the feelings of insecurity inherent to most twenty-somethings. On the former, vocalist Cameron Boucher laments “Nobody likes me – that’s what I tell myself.” The latter tugs at pop punk the most, with choppy guitar riffs and shouted back-up vocals as Boucher decides that to “close my eyes to feel more like myself” after comparing himself to his mother and ex-girlfriends. Young Luck is available on Bandcamp now and the band is nearing the completion of its next as-yet-untitled release. – Jake Reed