Innerpartysystem; Joel Hamilton; Mark Needham; Stuart Price
If you looking for a industrial dance rock oriented album with passionate vocals and lyrics then you need not look any further. If you don’t know this band, let me introduce them to you. Innerpartysystem is a rock band which draws heavily on industrial dance/trance beats and “class a” rock music. The group consists of Patrick Nissley, Jared Piccone, Kris Barman and Jesse Cronan. Explaining the origins of the band name, Jared Piccone is quoted as saying: "In George Orwell´s ´1984´ social classes were defined as the Innerparty, Outerparty, and the working class. It sounds really ´holier than thou´ when you say it, we´re really not this full of ourselves, but we liked the idea of creating this full, multimedia, over-stimulating, elitist environment that we were trying to invite everyone into. It´s the ironic elitist class."
The bands debut album is something original for its time. At first I thought “oh just another dance rock album” but as you dig deeper into this album and get past the flashy dance beats, there is emotional in the core. Case in point with the single Don’t Stop. This song breaks down from the pounding beats and leaps into an ocean of ambient surprise with lyrics like, “Dear future, I bought you, I own the rights, to let go, Destroy you, This is my life.” Even though the beats can get old after a while there are some slower tunes on the album as well. The vocals remind me of a mix between Jared Leto from Thirty Seconds to Mars and maybe a touch of indie rock.
You will find out as the album progresses this is a work of art for the time. I really cant believe no one have out these two together to produce such a record. Its not the greatest piece of work, but very refreshing to the industrial rock ears meetign modern rock. This is only the beginning for this band as I guarantee you will be hearing more from them in the near future (if they do in fact own the rights). Danny Lohner would be proud.