Archie Powell

Heartbreak, shame, sorrow and guilt. In the case of Archie Powell, his new collection of songs prove that for him, no good crush gets requited. He and the Exports presented Back in Black in April, an explosive set that marries the melodic, hooky addiction of their previous albums with a new heavier, noisy backing. Since then the band has toured the nation, performed at SXSW and Riot Fest, and garnered pretty incredible critical acclaim. Next month, the Exports join up with their friends in the Noise FM for a fall tour, centered around CMJ in New York.


"Chicago punk upstarts preach debauchery and joy through a custom-made vintage telephone mike.' Chicago Reader on Riot Fest

"Here was a band with some of the biggest pop hooks and best energy of the weekend. " Chicago Sun Times from Riot Fest

"Archie Powell and the Exports are absolutely killing it at the Radical stage...these pros don’t miss a beat while beating the audience into happy submission with their visceral, but super fun, new material." Chicagoist from Riot Fest

Brothers Austin and Alex formed The Noise FM in Fort Scott, Kansas, a town of 8,000 in southeast Kansas before relocating to the city of Chicago in 2010. "Though we've been a band for several years, and this is technically our fourth record, Attraction marks something of a reboot and refocus for The Noise FM, and almost feels like a debut release," the two brothers explain. "Attraction is the sound of us having fun, and writing the kind of record we would want to listen to. Every song has a distinct feel and sound, and the record is influenced by the wide variety of music we like to listen to." The Noise FM's energetic, beat -driven music has been featured in television shows such as MTV's "Made", the rebooted "90210", "Fox College Sports" and video games "SBK '09 Superbike World Championship," and "Tap Tap Revenge 3", among other high-profile placements.


"Tight and technically proficient, the Noise’s music is often aggressive but always closely calibrated, with equal attention paid to searing melodies and killer riffs..." -

"The Noise FM aren’t one-trick ponies as their songs are soaked with space rock guitars and well crafted vocal melodies that balance things out." - LoudLoopPress

""Whatever it is that The Noise FM is selling, I'm not only alert, but I'm buying..." -


Oct 16 Columbus, OH - Spacebar
Oct 17 New Brunswick, NJ - Banana Stand
Oct 18 New York City, NY - The Rock Shop
Oct 19 Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
Oct 20 Washington, DC - Tree House
Oct 21 Philadelphia, PA - KungFu Necktie
Oct 22 New York City, NY - Bar Matchless (CMJ)
Oct 23 Hoboken, NJ - Northern Soul
Oct 24 New York City, NY - CMJ-TBA
Oct 25 Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s Lanes

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