Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Paramore - All We Know Is Falling & Riot

Paramore American pop rock band that formed in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004. After several lineup changes, Paramore now primarily consists of Hayley Williams (lead vocals/keyboard), Josh Farro (lead guitar/backing vocals), Jeremy Davis (bass), and Zac Farro (drums).

Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World and Sunny Day Real Estate, frontwoman Hayley Williams and lead guitarist Josh Farro are the group's primary songwriters. In 2005, the group released their debut album All We Know Is Falling, gaining a fanbase through touring and internet promotion of the singles "Pressure" and "Emergency". By 2007, the band gained mainstream notoriety with their second album Riot!. The first single, "Misery Business", has received wide radio airplay and allowed for MTV to feature the band in Artist of the Week segments during August 2007. With their early success, much attention is paid to the young age of the band members; their ages range from 17 to 22.

All We Know Is Falling (2005) is the debut album of Fueled by Ramen band Paramore. It was recorded in just three weeks. In September 2005, a special Japanese release containing the previously unreleased "O Star" was made available. In April 2006, the CD was put on shelves in the UK. The album has so far reached a peak of #8 in the UK Rock Chart. The album has also reached #30 on the Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, although failing to chart on the Billboard 200. To date, the album has managed to sell 232,235 copies in the United States

Riot! is the second studio album from the band Paramore, and was released in the United States on June 12, 2007 and in the United Kingdom on June 25, 2007. The album was recorded in New Jersey with producer David Bendeth. The band decided to call the album Riot! because they liked its definition: "A sudden outburst of uncontrolled emotion”.

Riot! sold 42,000 albums in the U.S. in its first week, debuting at number #20 on the Billboard 200. Nearly 3 months later, it rose to #15 for the Billboard week dated September 1, 2007. That same week, the lead single, "Misery Business" rose to #34 as a re-entry on the Hot 100.

Riot! also achieved some success in the UK reaching #24 on the albums chart. The album has sold 446,883 copies in the United States.

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