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.'
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
'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
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