That Noise
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That Noise

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFM

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
Band Alternative Rock


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"That Noise-Sex On Fire"

I don’t often cover the kind of thing they play on...
I don’t often cover the kind of thing they play on KROQ here in Los Angeles—my KROQ days were also my methamphetamine days and my high school days, and as such are far behind me and thankfully so—but That Noise was brought to my attention and their cover of Kings of Leon’s Sex on Fire improves upon the somewhat clumsy original in a multitude of ways.

Mostly they do this by stripping a lot of the ‘rock’ out of the song and replacing it with a vibe I’d compare most closely to HEALTH’s Die Slow and various other yesteryear Nine Inch Nails dance remixes, soaking the whole song in a pensive late night post-clubbing vibe. Unlike the original, That Noise’s version actually seems deserving of the ridiculous title phrase: the song now oozes slow burning sex appeal.

I do think it’s weird that newcomers That Noise are covering a Kings of Leon song that’s barely a year old, but when it’s done in such a way that it improves upon the original so thoroughly (and I say this as someone who has listened to the Kings of Leon original way more times than I’d like to admit) that I can’t really complain. Besides, it wasn’t that many years ago (well, like, forty, maybe) that immediately covering an artist’s popular song in order to piggyback your way into the charts on it was a common occurrence. If it’s working for That Noise, good for them, especially because this cover rocks. -

"KROQ's Kat Corbett"

** The cover of "Sex on Fire" is great. I mean it! - Kat Corbett - KROQ Los Angeles - KROQ FM Los Angeles

"Street Access Radio"

"Your sound is fire.." -

"That Noise Rocks The Good Hurt"

"smacked the audience silly with their awesomeness" - Huffington Post

Saturday night, indie rockers That Noise played Venice's The Good Hurt and smacked the audience silly with their awesomeness. After a short parade of dopey bands that sounded like your ten-year-old brothers', That Noise took the stage and blew the audience away by their tight musicianship and memorable songs. This group has been playing low key venues for over a year now, apparently to hone their chops, but they're so ready to do some real damage, evidenced by Saturday night's whatever-you'd-call-it. The quick and dirty is vocalist Jawnee Burx and guitarist/producer Jay Skinner revved-up the noise in 2007 within the "Byzantine Latino Quarter" of Los Angeles (as their website puts it), and while touring the U.S., the band got the attention of Tool's and System Of A Down's Sylvia Massey. The Los Feliz area also knows Skinner as the local producer/engineer who's overseen projects or sonics for H Is Orange, Dan Zacharias, Little Plastic Pilots, Commuter, Appogee, and Tiki Lewis, a voice you've heard on many of the more alt-sounding commercials (picture a feistier Feist). Recently, they blew away studio moguls with a song/video for the game Halo, and their just-uploaded "fan" tribute/cover of Kings Of Leon's "Sex On Fire" just started getting some YouTube attention.

Initially skipping the physical product route, That Noise released their album The Way We Are digitally and currently are wrapping up a remix album, both digital projects due to have CD companions. And they even have a mission statement of sorts on their website that reads: "The album encompasses many topics such as the state of media and pop culture and its constant bombardment of telling us that the way we are is not enough, consume more and feel better. Everyone on this earth has a feeling of urgency as to the 'State of Affairs' of our planet and our future and there are 'No Words' to describe this collective consciousness that transcends all race and creed. This album The Way We Are addresses these primal emotions through song."

Songs That Rocked The Good Hurt By That Noise:

Up To You
The Way We Are
Willow Tree
End Game
No Words
State of Affairs
In My Sights - Huffington Post


- LP - The Way We Are (2008) - The first single WILLOW TREE was played on Major radio in various markets in 2008.
- In My Sights (2009) - xBox's HALO theme song written for and inspired by the HALO franchise.
- Derivatives (2009) - Our cover of SEX ON FIRE is currently being played on both Major and College Radio right Now in 2009 as well as their track Balance. Here are a few stations: KROQ-LA, KASF, KRZA, KWTS, KUNC, 104.1 Tallahassee, WVTC.



That Noise music is forged from the depths of human emotion and energy. They are rapidly becoming a powerful force in LA's music scene. They bring a heavy alternative Rock feel with subtle undertones of Electronica, Industrial and Hip Hop. Some of their musical inspiration comes from bands such as NIN, Tool, Deftones, Block Party, and Smashing Pumpkins. In addition they are inspired by theories such as Aliens, and interdimensional beings.
The four members began their musical careers playing with different bands in the same music scene. Jawnee the vocalist/songwriter, began his career teaching music and was the singer and songwriter for the band Woven when they were signed to Interscope records. Jay the guitarist/songwriter is a skilled composer, and has put together a number of bands and projects that have been well received in TV and film. He has created soundtracks and music for the film Mothman Prophecies, the TV show the OC, and numerous commercials and jingles.
Jay & Jawnee teamed up and began That Noise deep in Hollywood at the end of 2006. The duo played consistently throughout Southern California, CMJ, and SXSW, as well as touring the US. Soon early demos of the new material caught the ear of producer Sylvia Massey (Tool, System Of A Down, Johnny Cash). Many of the tracks on the album “The Way We Are” were recorded at her own personal studio in Northern California.
The latest addition to That Noise are: Marcel Blanco- bass, and Kenny Ramirez –drums. They have both played with numerous bands and often shared the same bill with Jay and Jawnee. Their previous friendships, relentless passion for the same conscious message, and unique sound brought them together. It continues to be a driving force of inspiration and growth today, and into the future. That Noise has established the respect and trust with one another that allows them to play and create powerful music together. They are spreading a message of consciousness and empowerment through the raw energy and excitement of Rock N Roll music.