The Parties
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The Parties

Alameda, California, United States

Alameda, California, United States
Band Rock


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music


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The Parties S/T - Self Released
Cant Come Down - 2008 Rainbow Quartz
Cryin' Shame EP - 2009 Rainbow Quartz

What's Your Name & Gotta Get Out have received airplay on Rodney Bingenheimer's show on KROQ.

tunes can be streamed at



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The Parties were formed in 2004 by San Francisco power-pop veteran Jeremy Powers and Richmond, VA drummer John Morgan. Sharing a love of 60’s bands like The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks and The Velvet Underground, and 60’s inspired bands like Teenage Fanclub, Luna and The High Dials, the two decided to put together a bay area combo that would capture the excitement and melodic tunefulness of these great bands with catchy songs showered in vocal harmonies and 12-string guitars. They hooked up with bassist Rex Padayhag, who grew up in the Philippines playing with various bands on the Manila Psychedelic Pop circuit where he honed his keen ear for melody. Oakland’s Sarah Melfeld completed the line-up, her tasteful Sterling Morrison style leads playing perfect counterpoint to Jeremy’s aggressive guitar style. The band released an EP in 2005 engineered by Jeremy’s fellow Red Planet alumnus Chris Dunn which eventually captured the attention of NYC label Rainbow Quartz. Sarah departed in 2008 but not before contributing to sessions for the band’s follow-up. Soon afterward the band received an email from guitarist Adam Symons, a Parties fan who’d played with numerous power-pop bands on both coasts “I have a 12 string and a Rickenbacker. Call me.” Shortly before the release of 2009’s “Cryin’ Shame” EP, Morgan left the band and the talented Rob Uytingco took over the drum throne, broadening the Parties’ sonic palette. 2010 sees the band easily making their best music yet!