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Mohnton, Pennsylvania, United States (2006 – 2011)

Innerpartysystem are an electronic rock band which formed in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, United States in 2006. They consist of Patrick Nissley (vocals, programming), Kris Barman (guitar, synths, programming), and Jared Piccone (drums). Jesse Cronan (sampling, synths, vocals) left IPS in March 2010. Their first record, “Innerpartysystem” was released on Island Records in 2008. The band self-released their EP “American Trash” on May 25, 2010 before releasing the EP “Never Be Content” on Red Bull Records on February 22, 2011. In August 2011 the band announced the were to go on an indefinite hiatus.

The origins of Innerpartysystem can be traced in 2002, when drummer Jared Piccone and vocalist Patrick Nissley attended school together in Reading, Pennsylvania, an hour outside of Philadelphia. The town’s somewhat bleak, depressed nature (it remains the country’s sixth most-dangerous city) eventually inspired the harsh, mechanical tones of the band’s current music…although, ironically, the area’s local “scene” had little to do with IPS’s eventual sound. As the band puts it, “we were the only group in our area experimenting with dance sounds.”

The duo started writing songs together, inspired by both by their love of electronic music (The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails) and hardcore punk. Although the intensity of the band, in all its forms, has stayed consistent, the group saw its style begin to morph over time, becoming less “rock” and more digitally based.

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  • yulchens

    8 Jun 10:58pm Reply
  • Daxxe

    Damn good. Sad they didn't continue

    5 Apr 10:53pm Reply
  • brianarants

    forever <3

    5 Apr 9:02pm Reply
  • Furik

    V As much as i'd really love that to happen, Kris whores his "solo DJ" project on their Facebook like it's his day job and it's kind of becoming a big deal with his EP being released on OWSLA and his touring. I don't think they are coming back.

    17 Feb 4:15am Reply
  • deadsoul_

    they should back!

    17 Feb 12:36am Reply
  • mizi303

    Great stuff. Wish they would do another album..

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    Their self-titled is truely amazing just listening to it again now. I feel lucky to have discovered them when I did.

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Exovskaya

    Out Of Touch отличная! Слушаю и слушаю её, не переставая.

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Beharkei

    I have yet to find a band with a similar point of view. I miss them.

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • ALT3R

    какие же они были охуенные =(

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • carolinecrf

    This Empty Love featuring the Porn Star Stoya.♥

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • JstKeepBreathng

    They really were something else

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BubbleSunny

    ,, Obsession" is a great song!!!!

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Plummad

    Also I miss this band. Saw them live twice and got into them just before they became IPS. So many memories attached to this band, but also just fantastic music and they didn't change an inch when they got a record deal. Fantastic and modest people <3

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Plummad

    v Well they actually took it from George Orwell's 1984, but yeah that was essentially based on Russian communism anyway ( I mean Orwell visited there a few times).

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • celer2008

    That's a neat name. The Soviet Union had a Communist Party to which everybody who was anybody had to belong, but the "inner party" was a political party inside the only existing political party that did the actual politics. Good wordplay.

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Alex_Sigma

    Heart of Fire <3

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • XiNneRg

    Perfect mix between Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails, love their first album! [2]

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • lence_

    The Way We Move!

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • Registeel

    V I also think they sound reminiscent to NIN

    5 May 2013 Reply
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