“Perennials” premieres today via AP as the first-ever release from Death Party, Boston’s newest punk rock quartet. This band produces almost exactly the kind of music you’d expect from a band with a name like “Death Party”– ethereal, yet noisy and singable emo tunes— but they don’t stop there. Bandmates Dylan Vadakin, Amy Hoffman, Mario Taddeo, and Chance Wells have formed a project that’s fueled by anything but what’s conventional. Against all odds, the band succeeds in blending a vibraphone, angsty lyrics, and a pop punk sound.
Dreamed up in 2016, Death Party draws inspiration from alt/emo bands of the late aughties, but replaces their lead guitar with Vadakin’s vibraphone. The combo of dreamy sounds from a vibraphone and Taddeo on drums manages to create a sort of whimsical mess. Queue Hoffman’s vocals, which harken back to singers like Hayley Williams or Slingshot Dakota’s Carly Comando, along with Wells on bass, and we’ve got a single with real depth, previewing an EP with real potential.
Listen to “Perennial” by Death Party via bandcamp below.