Michigan pop-rock act Party! seems destined to break out in 2017

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I don’t know if you have noticed yet, but the latest trend in the world of pop-tinged indie rock is to make music that is both commercially fun and emotionally complex. Look at the 1975, for example. Every song is deceptively simple, making the band easily accessible for casual listeners while also giving audiophiles something to sink their teeth into. This is not so much an original idea as it is one ripe for resurgence in the mainstream, and Michigan natives Party! might be the first wave of up-and-coming groups to benefit from its renewed popularity.

Party! is the brainchild of Zak Diesal, former guitarist for Hopeless Records band SycAmour. Originally an outlet for creative endeavors that stretched beyond the scope of his work with the band, Party! has taken on a life and career of its own following the late 2016 release of the single “Play In The Sheets.” The track blends the immediate catchiness of radio rock music with an undeniable melody that will have you tapping your toes and/or dancing along in no time at all. You can experience the song for yourself below:

There are other Party! songs available on Diesal’s official YouTube channel, including a couple covers of popular songs from the past year. Promotion for the project has been largely kept to Diesal’s social media channels, but recent word of a new single and video leads us to believe there is much more on the way for this very new group in the weeks ahead.

Those of you living in the Midwest can be among the first to catch Party! live when they headline a show at the Pike Room in Pontiac, Michigan on March 31. Substream favorites Desires is also scheduled to perform. Click here for tickets and additional show information.