Novel American

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Novel American
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2011–2014[1]
Associated acts Paramore, Cecil Adora
Past members

Novel American was an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2011. They were formed following guitarist Josh Farro's departure from Paramore[2] and consists of Farro, Ryan Clark (bass, backing vocals) formerly of Cecil Adora,[3] and Zac Farro (drums, percussion).[4]

Josh Farro's brother and former Paramore band mate Zac joined as drummer [4] following the departure of former Cecil Adora members Tyler Ward and Van Beasley in May 2011.[5]


Formation (2010–2014)[edit]

Guitarist Josh Farro was a member of Paramore, having formed the band with his brother Zac as well as Hayley Williams.[6] After releasing three successful studio albums,[6] both Josh and Zac departed the band in 2010.[2][6] Though initially unsure if he wanted to be in another band,[3] Farro jammed with friends, former Cecil Adora members Van Beasley, Ryan Clark and Tyler Ward.[3] They decided to form another band, choosing the name Novel American, which was suggested by Farro's wife.[3] The group planned to record an EP as well as play local venues in the future.[3] It was announced in February that Josh's brother Zac became the band's new drummer in place of Ward.[4] In April, the band posted clips of new material on their Facebook page.[7] However, the following month, Novel American confirmed the departure of vocalist Van Beasley, citing creative differences.[5]

In May 2014 Josh Farro announced that Novel American no longer exists.[1]


The band have cited groups such as Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Rós as influences.[3]

Band members[edit]



  1. ^ a b Farro brothers (ex- Paramore) scrap Novel American; begin recording new album with new band
  2. ^ a b Montgomery, James (December 18, 2010). "Paramore Confirm Farro Brothers Have Left Band". MTV. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Montgomery, James (February 2, 2011). "Exclusive: Josh Farro Returns With Post-Paramore Band Novel American". MTV. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b c "Ex-Paramore members Zac and Josh Farro joins forces for new band". NME. February 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Novel American part ways with vocalist". Kill Your Stereo. May 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  6. ^ a b c Leahey, Andrew. "Paramore Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  7. ^ "Ex-Paramore brothers preview Novel American songs online". NME. April 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 

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