Another great band to come out of Michigan is Death of the Party hailing from Alpena. (Where is Alpena, you might ask? Using your hand as a ‘mitten’, you would find Alpena at the tip of the index finger.) The four piece has been around since 2013 and is made up of Zach Coleman on vocals, Carl Bartig on bass, Braden Morrish on guitar, and Adrian Pulley on drums.
The guys are preparing to unleash their first full length album, Rage Millenial, on August 16, but until next week, it is available to stream in its entirety on Youtube!
Jumping right in on the first track, we have “Tell Me What I Look Like.” This song will definitely catch your attention pointing out in the lyrics that we are all guilty of certain things one way or another by saying “I’m not sure what you’ve heard, rest assured the rumors are all true. You only hate me cause they all apply to you.” This leads into the hook – “With your eyes shut, tell me what I look like.” The tantalizing sound of Coleman’s vocals will make you want to put this one on repeat.
Moving on to more of a heavy hitter, we have “All American Disease,” showing some rebellion in the lyrics “Everything they say we do is wrong. Fuck it, I’m proud to be your all American disease.” We also get to hear a pretty powerful guitar solo from Braden Morrish on this one that showcases how talented this band really is.
Another excellent track to treat your ears to is “When We Were Young.” With verses driven by the rhythm section, this song holds a slightly different sound. The thing with the lyrics on this one is that we can all relate to this world not being the place we knew when we were young. The jaded reality we live in is skillfully documented in this song.
To bring things up a notch, we will move on to “Manic Suppressive.” Fans of Breathe Carolina and the like should quickly jump on board with this one. Boasting a slightly more electronic sound, this song packs a lot of energy. The hook: “Don’t, don’t you wanna feel, feel at all” will become the most pleasant of ear worms.
I could talk all day about the rest of the album, but you should really take a listen for yourself. Rounded out with six other incredible tracks, you won’t be disappointed. Influenced by classics like My Chemical Romance, Marilyn Manson, and Our Lady Peace, you’ll hear some different yet delightfully similar sounds.
The full length album will be available for purchase on all major music outlets on August 16. It is also available to stream on Youtube right now! Wanna catch these guys live before the album comes out? Come on down to Dirtfest in Pontiac, Michigan this Saturday, the 13th.