The Paranoyds Share "Girlfriend Degree" and Announces New Album

by Christopher Andrew Armstrong

The Paranoyds release “Girlfriend Degree,” the first single from their debut album Carnage Bargain.

If you didn’t know, The Paranoyds are kind of a big deal on the Los Angeles DIY circuit. Staz Lindes (founder, frontwoman, guitarist, and Saint Laurent and PacSun model) was born into rock n’ roll royalty. Her father, Hal Lindes, spent his career as the guitarist for Dire Straits. Like father like daughter, she too possessed the powers for total kickassery.  After teaming up with her gal pal Laila Hashemi, the twosome recruited Lexi Funston and David Ruiz, donned themselves The Paranoyds and instantly became the coolest kids on the block.

The band dedicates “Girlfriend Degree” to “a badass woman who’s taking time to make sure she’s doing things for herself.” Respect. The term “girlfriend degree,” is associated with settling in life and valuing your partner’s ideas, goals, and beliefs more than your own. With their newest single, The Paranoyds make this a derogatory phrase.

Carnage Bargain is released onto the world September 13th, but you can preorder the album here. There, you can also scope the video for “Girlfriend Degree,” Check out the tracklisting for the album below, and make sure to catch them on their upcoming tour. It will rock.

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1.) Face First
2.) Carnage Bargain
3.) Girlfriend Degree
4.) Egg Salad
5.) Bear
6.) Hungry Sam
7.) Courtney
8.) Laundry
9.) Heather
10.) Doubtfire Ratboy

Tour Dates:

06/18/19 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) *
06/19/19 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda (outside) *
06/21/19 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
06/22/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
06/23/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
06/25/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
10/03/19 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #
10/04/19 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews #
10/05/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Grill #
10/07/10 - Denver, CO @  Larimer Lounge #

* = supporting Tacocat
# = supporting White Reaper