San Francisco's Giggle Party, who moved to the Bay from Dallas just over a year ago, recently released a three-song EP entitled This City Smells like Piss ahead of a headlining gig at Bottom of the Hill January 20th. The band likes to think of themselves as a strong live band, but their studio work is a lot of fun, too. All five members of the band sing (and sing loudly), with huge choruses and chants everywhere. Singer and bassist Jason Reichtel tells me that while their previous albums were primarily synth-driven, their time in San Francisco has led to more guitar-heavy songs, which is reflected in This City. Despite the slight change in style, they still sound like they can bring a party when they perform.
Listen to "These Vampires" off This City below and download or stream the rest from Giggle Party's Bandcamp page. Giggle Party's show at Bottom of the Hill is this Sunday night with support by Bella Novella and Spider Heart.
Giggle Party, Bella Novella, Spider Heart
Bottom of the Hill
January 20, 2013