Not, as I suspected, a Ramones cover but surely inspired by the same Stephen King book, The Paranoyds return with a much-needed dose of musical levity. It’s been nearly a year since the Los Angeles-based outfit released Carnage Bargain, their debut full-length, and this new release, a two-song seven-inch, is a total embodiment of their every influence. New EP, Pet Cemetery, is set for release Nov 27 via Suicide Squeeze Records and the band are sharing the title track from the record online now.
Speaking about the new track, Staz Lindes of The Paranoyds said "When your honeymoon phase has the strength to extend to the underworld - 'Pet Cemetery' will be playing. If you are lucky enough to experience the type of love that feels deep enough to follow you underground with you and your lover- you know what ‘Pet Cemetery’ is saying. It is the ultimate love song with a message of passion strong enough for both life and afterlife.”
Despite the obvious heaviness that surrounds a track entirely centered on undead lovers partaking in PDA, there’s an undeniable undercurrent of fun. Previously recorded during sessions for the band’s full length-debut, this unofficial anthem for underworld romance was being saved for a special moment. On the record’s B-side, is ‘Hotel Celebrity’, a single that’s darkness isn’t quite so overt. An examination of aging, and the fruitless celebrity pursuit of superficial perfection, The Paranoyds share in a not so sincere toast to Hollywood.
'Pet Cemetery' tracklist:
1. Pet Cemetery
2. Hotel Celebrity