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The Farros leave Paramore

Josh and Zac Farro, siblings and co-founding members of American rock/pop outfit Paramore, have announced their departure from the group. MTV confirmed the pair had left the band, stating the wheels had been set in motion months ago.

In a post on the band’s official website, remaining members have written a statement explaining the departure;

For the last year it hasn’t seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn’t here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere.”

They continue on to say that while the departure is certainly an unfortunate event, they will continue on as Paramore;  “three of us who are still here are ready to take on another chapter of our journey together.”

In a recent tweet, frontwoman Hayley Williams put any rumors of their demise to rest; “Paramore is (still) a band.”

We had no idea there were other members of the band. We thought it was just Hayley and a bunch of robots. Paramore last released brand new eyes in 2009.

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Paramore “Playing God” in new video

Hayley Williams has kidnapped the rest of her band and is keeping them tied up in her basement while she throws tea parties!

At least, that’s whats happening in the new Paramore video for the track “Playing God”, landing somewhere in between Alice in Wonderland and serial killers. The track is culled from their 2009 album brand new eyes.

The band are currently wrapping up their European tour and recently picked up a win (for ‘Best Alternative Act’) at the 2010 MTV European Music Awards.

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Review: Paramore – brand new eyes

Back when we spoke to Hayley Williams in 2005, we couldn’t possibly imagine the massive scope in which her band’s music now encompasses. It never hurts publicity to be on the soundtrack to a hit cultural phenomenon, and it only bolsters your credibility when your tours and records are both received with much affection. Yet Paramore, and Williams in particular, never seemed to let go of their humble selves- whether it is during MTV interviews, in front of thousands of people, or plastered across the internet- it all comes across with a genuine tether.

I was rather middle ground with Riot!, but if anything, their latest form of maturation without becoming passe has done plenty to win over Continue reading

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