Sorority Noise Announce Hiatus, Share Early Stream Of Acoustic LP YNAAYT

Sorority Noise have announced a hiatus following the band’s upcoming US and UK tour dates. On Twitter, band leader Cameron Boucher wrote, “This is something i’ve been thinking about for a few months and i think it’s in my heart and mind’s best interest to take a break from the band for a while. thank you all so much for your endless support and i know i speak for everyone when i say that these past few years have been beyond our wildest imaginations.”

Boucher continues, “in our time away, use this opportunity to find new bands, ones you might not normally listen to, and listen to what they have to say.” He then announced that YNAAYT, the acoustic reinterpretation of last year’s tremendous You’re Not As _____ As You Think, is streaming now a week ahead of schedule.

When we spoke to Boucher last year, he told us Sorority Noise began in 2013 as a joke, an outlet for angsty reactions to college romance gone sour. The band quickly developed a fervent following, though, and their recorded output evolved to match the fan base’s intensity, addressing heavy subjects such as depression, addiction, religion, suicide, and grief via some of the most powerfully cathartic rock music of recent years. Both You’re Not As ____ As You Think and 2015’s Joy, Departed are among this decade’s essential albums.

It’s unclear whether Boucher will continue to pursue his screamo project Old Gray or his solo endeavors, but one thing’s for sure: After this spring, Sorority Noise will be out of commission indefinitely. Stream the new acoustic album below, where you can also find Boucher’s tweets and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Here are the tweets announcing the hiatus:

And here are, for now, Sorority Noise’s final tour dates:

Mar 08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
Mar 09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar 10 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
Mar 11 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Mar 12 Saint Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
Mar 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Mar 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar 17 Portland, OR @ Analog Theatre
Mar 18 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Mar 20 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Mar 21 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Mar 22 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Mar 23 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Mar 25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mar 26 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Mar 28 Orlando, FL @ The Abby
Mar 29 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
Mar 30 Raleigh, NC @ King’s
Mar 31 Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
Apr 01 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
Apr 03 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Apr 04 Boston, MA @ Paradise
Apr 05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 06 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Apr 07 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Apr 11 London, UK @ Islington 02 Academy
Apr 12 London, UK @ Islington Academy O2
Apr 13 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Apr 14 Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Apr 15 Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Apr 17 Bristol, UK @ SWX
Apr 18 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
Apr 19 Belfast, UK @ Empire Music Hall