Who? Main songwriter and vocalist Patrick Nissleyformed electronic rocking Innerpartysystem with Kris Barman (keyboards,guitar), Jarred Piccone (drums, beats) and Jesse Cronan (keyboards)amongst the go-nowhere small towns surrounding Reading, PA. The band’s Download EP was recently re-released with a pair of bonus tracks; a studio full-length on Stolen Transmission is due in Spring 2008.
What’s the Deal?Innerpartysystem deftly toe a thin line between anthemic pop-rock andmelodramatic electro-pop. Top notch example “The Lover Dancing” bumpsand wails like a Dirty Vegas-meets-the Killers mash up, while thesong’s drawn-out remix should carry the brand ‘processed by NitzerEbb.’ “Don’t Stop” is an urgent flood of tones and squalls set to animmensely catchy rhythm, and “The Way We Move” may be the mostinfectious vocal pitch-shifting dance number not currently saturatingiPod or car commercials. “Heart of Fire” rolls through ears like athick electronic fog, though the band’s highlight this far might be thesynth-laced, soaring, made-for-a-movie chorus that drives “Night IsAlive.”
Fun Fact: Innerpartysystem’s six-song catalog already features two tracks licensed for EA video games.
Now Hear This:
Innerpartysystem – “Don’t Stop” DOWNLOAD MP3
Talk: Will you keep on dancing when Innerpartysystem says “Don’t Stop”?