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“Freshly Independent” Paramore Named 2024 Record Store Day Ambassadors

Amid rumors that the band Paramore was to break up following their sixth studio album “This Is Why”—which coincidentally won Best Rock Album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards this year, the first female-fronted band to do so—the trio announced that they are now a “freshly independent Paramore.” Their first order of business? Being a 2024 Record Store Day Ambassador.

In an Instagram post, the band informed fans, “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).” The only inconvenience fans are at risk of is being graced with new music—which is considered anything but.

“With that being said,” they continued, “we are humbled to be your Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024. The timing feels kismet.”

Past Record Story Day Ambassadors include that of Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Taylor Swift, and Fred Armisen. Adopted in 2007 and first officially celebrated on Apr. 19, 2008, Record Store Day serves as an opportunity for independent record store owners and employees around the world to celebrate the unique culture surrounding indie record stores.

“The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic,” Paramore stated in their post. “Indie record shops are some of the only spaces we’ve got that offer a tangible, tactile experience of music discovery.”

Preceding this announcement, the band dropped their Talking Heads cover of “Burning Down the House” which will be featured on A24’s tribute compilation album titled “Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Stop Making Sense.” The release serves as the perfect juxtaposition to Paramore’s lyrics, “This is why I don’t leave the house.” As new independents, it seems as if the band will step out of the confines of their past record label and continue to create shockwaves throughout the music industry.