Record Store Day has announced that Paramore will be their 2024 Ambassadors. There’s more news than that: the band also confirmed that after a decade on Atlantic Records, they are “a freshly independent Paramore.” Here’s their full statement:
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.
Record Store Day 2024 is Saturday, April 20 and as usual there will be a full slate of exclusive releases available at participating independent record stores. Stay tuned for details on that.
Earlier in February, Paramore won their first Grammys: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album and Best Alternative Music Performance.
This is the second straight year for Tennessee artists as RSD Ambassadors, following Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires in 2023.