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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"[Hypernova] masters rollicking and bright guitars, accompanied by forceful, syncopated drums, and an interchange of tormented and hopeful lyrics about their struggle, journey, and fortitude. Their fast-faced, dark dance-rock fits comfortably in a New York Groove... These gentlemen are sure to fulfill their American and Rock N' Roll dreams." - The Deli - The Deli


“Through the Chaos,” Hypernova's debut album... features sharp guitar licks and apocalyptic, yet catchy lyrics that have garnered comparisons to Joy Division.” - Billboard Magazine - Billboard Magazine


“With a sound that owes a heavy debt to the downtown New York Scene and the spiky rock of bands like the Strokes, it's hard to tell that songs like the gritty, distorted “Fairy Tales” or the bouncy new-wave anthem of defiance “Viva La Resistance” are from an Iranian band, let alone one whose members must use onstage pseudonyms to avoid being hassled by police.” - MTV News - MTV News


“Hypernova blends the gothic sensibilities of Editors and Interpol with the hipster dance-pop of Franz Ferdinand, and the band's deep-voiced lead singer Raam recalls Ian Curtis of Joy Division.” - Entertainment Weekly - Entertainment Weekly


"When Americans speak about an Iranian invasion, few are referring to a rock band. But here they are in New York, four young Iranians who call their band Hypernova..." - ABC News - ABC News


"Allow me to introduce you to the super talented Iranian rockers (AKA my new fave band), Hypernova. And if their, yes, hyper-nova of a show at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday night was any indication, you will be Googling your fave band member in no time." - Paper Magazine - Paper Magazine


"Performing Monday night at Fat Baby bar on the Lower East Side, the four members of Hypernova almost made it through their set before..." - New York Times - New York Times


"Hypernova wisely moved to Los Angeles and recorded their first album, Through the Chaos, before relocating to New York. Their sound is reminiscent of dark alternative-rock favorites like Interpol and She Wants Revenge, all of which have been clearly influenced by bands like the Sisters of Mercy...." - Playboy - Playboy


"So far, Hypernova has been doing a fine job rocking America with a potent dose of dance-inspired crunch. It was snapped up by kindred spirit Sisters of Mercy as an opening act for its fall tour, which kicks off in Philadelphia on Halloween and wraps in Los Angeles on...." - Wired - wired


"So far, Hypernova has been doing a fine job rocking America with a potent dose of dance-inspired crunch. It was snapped up by kindred spirit Sisters of Mercy as an opening act for its fall tour, which kicks off in Philadelphia on Halloween and wraps in Los Angeles on...." - Wired - wired


"Can you be America's next breakout band, even if you aren't from America? Or, for that matter, from the U.K., Europe, Canada, or even South America? We think so. Because the band you should be listening to right now is Hypernova and they may be the next big thing...." - Green Magazine - Green Magazine


"Rock music is banned in Iran, but some musicians who now live in the U.S. came together for the Freedom Glory
Project, rocking for a free Iran..." - Time Magazine - Time Magazine


Discography

"Through the Chaos" April 6th 2010

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Raam (Vox/Guitar) Kami (drums) Kodi (lead guitar) Jam (bass)
When performing your art in your home country could mean arrest, large fines or even a public flogging, the idea of being an artist takes on a whole new meaning. After playing numerous secret gigs in their homeland of Iran hoping to avoid detection, Hypernova made an exodus to the U.S. giving them not only a means to do what they love without threat but also a new lease on personal freedom.
Already creating a buzz in the U.S. underground and no longer hidden from authority, Hypernova's story, and more importantly, their music has earned the attention of media outlets as varied as ABC News, LA Times, NY Times, MTV, and Anthem Magazine. NPR described them quite accurately as cut from the same cloth as "The Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age."
From the eerily chiming intro of "Universal" to the airy Psychedelic Furs-esque levity of "Lost in Space" to the fierce dance-rock of the first single "Fairy Tales", Hypernova's debut album is an homage to their love of Western music, seen through the eyes of a band who risked life and liberty for their chance at the American Dream. "There are a number of things that we touch upon in this album, whether it be social and political themes or just songs about love," he explains,"but mostly the songs are about our own lives and all the stuff we've been through to make it here to the States. From the first track to the last, the album tells the story of our lives." "Through the Chaos" is the sound of a band learning to stretch its wings with the open streets and clubs of the U.S. as their soaring ground. With an intensely bright future ahead of them and the freedom to express themselves, Hypernova is just beginning to take flight.