Sorority Noise’s “XC” Burns Bright

From the forthcoming It Kindly Stopped For Me.

Sorority Noise’s “XC” Burns Bright   Zach Ickes

Hartford, CT punks Sorority Noise are set to release their newest album It Kindly Stopped For Me on April 22 via Topshelf Records. Today they're sharing their softer side with "XC," a track that gently rises from a quiet meditation into a surging, DIY-orchestral climax, as though the song itself is burning bright like the check engine light when it's 3am.

"I do a lot of driving when we're on tour, probably about 85 percent of it, because it keeps my mind distracted and I get motion sick," the band's Cam Boucher recounted to The FADER. "I was doing an overnight drive this fall and was thinking about my friend who had taken his life this summer, about how quickly death can come, and kinda just wrote this song via a voice memo, just talking about the lyrics while everyone else slept. My dear friends Olivia and Michi, who have been friends of mine since we were 16, were able to sing on this song with me and I am so incredibly grateful for that."

Listen to "XC" below, and preorder It Kindly Stopped For Me here.

Tour Dates:

03.22.16 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile #
03.23.16 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House #
03.24.16 - San Diego, CA @ Lamppost Warehouse #
03.25.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #
03.26.16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's #
03.29.16 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater #
03.30.16 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon #

04.01.16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
04.02.16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater #
04.04.16 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom #
04.05.16 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
04.06.16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade #
04.07.16 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum #
04.08.16 - Margate, FL @ O'Malley's #
04.09.16 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth #
04.10.16 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 #
04.12.16 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street #
04.13.16 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live #
04.14.16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
04.15.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA #
04.16.16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
04.17.16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
04.18.16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium #
04.19.16 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon #
04.20.16 - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual #
04.21.16 - Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club #
04.22.16 - Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room #
04.23.16 - Columbus, OH @ Skully's #

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# = w/ Citizen, Turnover, Milk Teeth

Sorority Noise’s “XC” Burns Bright