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Following the release of their new cover of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House,” there’s more news from Paramore. They’ve been named 2024 Record Store Day Ambassador, and in a letter accompanying the announcement, they confirm that they’re “freshly independent” after a decade on Atlantic Records. The letter reads:
After a long career in the music industry we have decided to announce that… we are going to continue to have a long career in the music industry (sorry for any inconvenience).
Our first order of business as a freshly independent Paramore is to shine a light on independent record stores— a vital part of our journey from music obsessed school friends to professional music makers.
With that being said, we are humbled to be your Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024. The timing feels kismet.
The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic. Indie record shops are some of the only spaces we’ve got that offer a tangible, tactile experience of music discovery.
In this world that feels more disconnected and hostile than ever, it feels important to remain in touch (literally) with what inspires us, empowers us, or simply brings us joy.
Thankfully, for all our sakes, there still survives among the chaos, the purity and radical simplicity of a great record store.
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Record Store Day happens on Saturday, April 20, and this year’s list of exclusive releases, available at participating independent record stores, is still to be released. Stay tuned.
Paramore are also fresh off winning their first Grammys for Best Rock Album and Best Alternative Music Performance for This Is Why.