Los Angeles’ The Paranoyds continue their streak of reminiscent sci-fi boogie with “Memory Foam!” On this unearthed outtake from their Carnage Bargain recording session, the band ruminates on the tedium and loss of innocence that comes with adulthood. “Memory Foam” is a playful track with a rhythm that encourages you to do a dance and evoke the spirits to ward off all the guys without jobs still living off of their parents. 

Lyrics –

I just bought a mattress

I guess you could say that’s what being adult is

You got mud on my favorite sheets

You’re staining all of my dreams

Memory foam memory foam 

Where will you go once you leave home 

Palms first and then the knees 

You fall into my mattress with ease

You say “ya” but you mean “no” when I ask if you’ve got a place we can go 

Memory foam memory foam 

Where will you go once you leave home

Praise for their debut album:

“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-Go’s, 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 

“The track 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 on “Carnage Bargain”

“one of L.A.’s most established DIY bands” V Magazine

Their take-no-prisoners fury and snarky sing-song choruses have quickly made them local favorites in the DIY and indie scene.” – Noisey

“Mega model Staz Lindes’ buzzy four-piece is creating the LA DIY scene’s most richly layered punk sounds of the moment.” i-D

Sweet, grungy goodness.” – NYLON Magazine

There’s a thrashy, trashy quality to this solid debut from The Paranoyds.”Uncut Magazine (UK)

The Paranoyds have officially stolen our hearts.”The Grey Estates

Fueled by horror movies and unsettled by the grip of social media, the punk rock outfit feel we’re currently living in the dystopia future of which we’ve always been warned. Tracks like their new single “Face First” capture this… well, paranoia in hooks that are equal parts catchy and anxious…“Face First” creeps around your head with a squealing two-tone guitar line. That squirming feeling that someone’s watching everything you do? That’s these notes.” – Consequence of Sound

“…classic proto-punk and garage sounds with badass ramshackle girls’ choir melodies, stacking vocals up like bricks, ready to be thrown through the next available window.”Bust Magazine

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(Left-to-right) Lexi Funston, Laila Hashemi, Staz Lindes, David Ruiz


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