Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Music From The Pity Party

2008 is the year of The Pity Party. photo by Timothy Norris

[STREAM] The Pity Party - Bottom Of The Hole

The Pity Party are arguably one of the most innovative and intriguing bands in Los Angeles today. Heisenflei's ability to multi-task on drum/keys/and vocals simultaneously makes even the pros jealous. Pair that with M's hypnotic guitars and deep space melodies and you have a recipe for world domination.

The band have been getting a barrage of good press lately. In 2007 the band released their first EP, toured with The Raveonettes, performed at Sunset Junction and The Detour Festival, and even won "Best LA Band" In an LA Weekly Reader's poll.

So what's in store for 2008? The Pity Party will unveil new music, are doing a free Monday night residency at Spaceland in February, and have plans to head out to Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival.

Earlier this week The Pity Party posted a new song - "Bottom Of The Hole" on their myspace page. You can stream the track above thanks to Imeem. The stripped down brooding ballad was recorded on an out of tune piano and will appear on the band's new 4 song EP "Orgy Porgy" which will be available for $5 at the band's Spaceland Residency in limited quantity.

The packaging for the EP is made from recycled billboard vinyl and cardboard and features artwork by local artist Ronald Dzerigian. The packaging for each copy is lovingly hand sewn by M and Heisenflei themselves.

Orgy Porgy is just a sampling of music the band has been working on. The Pity Party plan to release their first full length later this year.


photo by Jeff Koga for LAist

Jeff Koga took some AMAZING photos from New Years EVE for LAist. [View Photos]

Amatuer Chemist also nabbed some photos of the band at Little Radio on New Years Eve. He calls 2008 "The Year Of The Pity Party" [Read Here]

The Pity Party Residency

Every Monday In February
At Club Spaceland

Feb 4th:
w/ The Happy Hollows, Rademacher

Feb 11th:
w/ Twilight Sleep, Karin Tatoyan

Feb 18th:
w/ Film School, Solare, Ladies and Gents

Feb. 25th:
w/ Repeater, more TBA

BONUS VIDEO: The Pity Party Live At The Hammer Museum
watch below!

Comments on "New Music From The Pity Party"


Blogger The Killer said ... (January 11, 2008 1:49 PM) : 

Yay! Thanks for sharing this track!


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