Sunday, 30 December 2012

Paramore: A year in review (December)


Paramore update their website with a new splashpage that reads "If there is a future, we want it now".

Buzzworthy decide to lower the tone by relating the quote to a scarf... *sighs*

Hayley and Taylor make a playlist of their favourite songs of the year for Fueled By Ramen. Jeremy makes a playlist of his favourite Christmas songs for the label too. You can listen to all of the playlists here.


Jeremy and Taylor feature in Tegan and Sara's album trailer video. 


Paramore finally make an announcement about their upcoming album:
"The time has come Paramore fans, friends, and family... And for that matter, the time has come for the rest of you as well. We are ready to spill the beans about what we've been doing over the last *coughYEARcough*. With the most pride and passion we could ever possibly express, we would like to announce that this album, our fourth freaking album... Will be self-titled, 'Paramore'. It has been self-titled through nearly the entire process. In fact, what usually takes us weeks on end to sum up and put a label on only took us a five minute conversation this time around. The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends. It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us.
The first single off the album is called "Now". Not really sure what else to say except for we love this song. It just feels like the perfect way to start this new journey we are embarking on not only as a band but as a movement. To show people that you can lose battles but come back and win full on wars. You can rise from ashes. You can make something out of even less than nothing. The only thing you have to do is keep moving forward!
Thanks to our fans for believing in the three of us before we ever even did. And to our producer, JMJ, for seeing a brand new band in us. We are prouder than ever and more excited now than ever to be Paramore. 'Paramore' will be released April 9th.
- Hayley, Jeremy, Taylor."

Myspace make a post calling out Paramore for naming their fourth album after themselves.



Paramore release a new promo photo, taken by Pamela Littky.


Taylor celebrates his 23rd birthday.


One of the oddest Paramore related thing of the year, someone read Hayley's palms.


Paramore included on AP's most anticipated of 2013 list, scans of which can be found here.


Hayley celebrates her 24th birthday.


Hayley reveals her instagram account (@hball1988) after a year of keeping it on private. Sneaky!


Hayley updated the band's livejournal:
"is this thing still on?
hey guys, sorry to leave everyone hanging for so long.
going to keep this short because we actually have a few things coming up and i don't want to talk too much before just getting some other stuff out there. (could i be any more vague? no...)
all i want to say is that... it's been nice having alone time. it's been nice getting to know who i am outside of the band. basically, in the last year i've become a big time loner, for better or for worse. saw a crap ton of movies and went to some amazing shows. watched a lot of tv, from my couch, all alone. wrote a lot of lyrics that hopefully you will soon be singing. i hope that i've grown up a lot this year. though, growing up has nothing to do with knowing it all... and i certainly feel like there is much more to learn about living with myself.
i'm not exactly sure what next year is going to be like but i hope that you all know that most days the most genuine thing we see or experience will be you. the conversations we might have or the smiles we exchange at a show, tears, letters you've written... thank you in advance for whatever is going to happen. i can't stress this enough: we couldn't care less if it's a million hundred bajillion albums sold or if it's none and we play first on every bill for the rest of forever. you will still be the thing that is real about all of it. the joy and the drive behind it... besides the fact that we just love music... is you. in fact, it feels like the past 2 years of working to get here has all been a journey mixed with some growing pains just to get to you.
2013 here we come!


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