Formed in 2012 by singer Lynn Gunn (born Lyndsey Gunnulfsen), alt rock trio PVRIS (pronounced "Paris") blend dreamy electronica with dark, beat-heavy rock.
The Lowell, Massachusetts-based group also features former I Am the Fallen guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian Macdonald. They delivered their self-titled debut EP in early 2013, building up their profile as a live act with some summer dates on the Vans Warped Tour, and in the fall joining the Rise Up Tour with a Skylit Drive
, Wolves at the Gate
, and For All Those Sleeping
. Teaming up with producer Blake Harnage (Versa
), they entered the studio to work on their first album. In June 2014, PVRIS announced that they had signed with Rise Records
, becoming the first female-fronted act on the famed metalcore label's roster. Their debut album, White Noise, arrived in November of that year. After a year of consistent touring, PVRIS announced their first headlining tour, which coincided with the re-release of White Noise. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi