Track Of The Day – The Paranoyds – Carnage Bargain


“Barbed wire on the fence /doesn’t make any sense
why should I want to keep/  cool shit away from me” sings Staz Lindes vocalist and bassist of L.A’s The Paranoyds on their latest single ‘Carnage Bargain.’

This isn’t the bands vision of some sort of dystopian future but  very much what is happening now in America under the bloated orange fuckwit’s presidency (“Ever since he’s been crowned / all I see are orange clouds.”) It’s a swirling psych-punk  anthem in which Lindes’ initial sense of ennui is  quickly replaced by rising anger that rails against the powers that be who are currently royally fucking up the world, as she explains :
“We cannot get through a day without thinking of the thousands of migrant children in cages at the border alone, some without proper beds, soap, toothbrushes, and with lights on 24/7. We can not continue to ignore the black lives, young and old, taken by police almost every week. The plastic crisis.  Sometimes I can’t sleep and I wonder: do they sleep well in the White House? What else can I do as a privileged citizen? “They want to get a Carnage Bargain. I want to pick up garbage”

Even the band’s name is a kind of ironic take on the state of the world – “Our lives are completely tracked and programmed, our extension of ourselves is a handheld computer with a microphone and camera that stays on while were unaware, and, on top of everything, the extreme right is gaining continuous world power, What isn’t there to be paranoid about?”

Carnage Bargain’ comes out on September 13th  via Suicide Squeeze. Pre-order HERE.  

‘Carnage Bargain’ tracklisting:

Face First

Carnage Bargain

Girlfriend Degree

Egg Salad


Hungry Sam



Heather Doubtfire


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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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