[Cover photo credit to David Perlman]

Los Angeles-based DIY Rock band The Paranoyds have shared new single and video, BWP as well as announcing a UK tour this Fall in addition to their North American dates. Their new album Talk Talk Talk is due out September 9th, 2022, via Third Man Records. Before the official Fall tour kicks off, The Paranoyds will support Jack White for three dates this September including Asheville, NC, New Orleans, LA and Shreveport, LA.

“BWP” opens the new album “with an attempt to escape the monotony of daily life”. Guitarist and vocalist Lexi Funston explains:

Every now and then there are those days and sometimes even weeks where it just feels like you’re in a rut–for me they’re usually induced by some sort of gnarly LA heatwave or fire (if i’m really unlucky, it’s both!). All you can really do to escape the heat is daydream, but daydreaming day-to-day…it’s just not the same.

Artwork photo credit: JJ Stratford / Album design credit: Jordan Williams

Speaking to what the title’s three letters stand for, Funston adds:

I wrote the demo for the song at a time where it felt like all of a sudden Spotify was overcompensating for years of only boosting male rock bands, in this super disingenuous way (2019). There was this playlist called “Badass Women’s Playlist,” which I thought was such a cringe title for a playlist (looking at the playlist now, they dropped the “Women’s”). “But, on the other hand. I wanted our music to be on this playlist…I figured if I wrote a song with that intention in mind and named it after the playlist, we might finally get some subliminal love from Spotify…I guess that makes it a self-referential song about selling out.

Directed by Max Flick, the track’s accompanying video allows each band member and their instrument to shine and upholds The Paranoyds’ retro spirit. The forthcoming album Talk Talk Talk, is described as both “sentimental” and, “sci-fi-infused”.

The Paranoyds North American Tour

Fall 2022

Sept. 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit* 

Sept. 23 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore*

Sept. 25 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium*

Oct.13 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room #

Oct. 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah #

Oct. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar # (Milly only)

Oct. 18 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom ^

Oct. 19 – Dallas, TX – CheapSteaks ^

Oct. 21 – Nashville, TN – Third Man Records ^

Oct. 22 – Atlanta, GA – 529 ^

Oct. 23 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook ^

Oct. 25 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd &

Oct. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA &

Oct. 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel & (+ 95 Bulls)

Oct. 29 – Boston, MA – Cafe 939 &

Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern ^

Nov. 2 – Detroit, MI – Third Man Records ^

Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL – Schubas ^ (+ Bad Waitress)

Nov. 4 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry ^ (+ Bad Waitress)

Nov. 8 – Seattle, WA – Barboza

Nov. 9 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall

Nov. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room 

* Dates supporting Jack White

# Dates with Milly and Mo Dotti

& Dates with Tchotchke

^ Dates with Upchuck

UK Tour Dates

Nov. 23 – London, UK – Sebright Arms

Nov. 24 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach 

Nov. 26 – Manchester, UK – Mood Swings at YES

Nov. 27 – Birmingham, UK – Dead Wax

Nov. 28 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

Nov. 30 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin

Dec. 1 – Ramsgate, UK – Ramsgate Music Hall