We are so proud to announce the latest addition to the Independent Ear family!!
Welcome …. LOVE PARTY!
Love Party is an Indie Experimental Pop band formed by instrumentalists Zac Emry, Riley Young, Travis Lang, and vocalist Nate Steder.
The group formed in 2013 when Zac, Riley, and Travis met in their High-School’s band class. They all played the tuba, so forming a band was the obvious thing to do. No one would have bought music that had only tubas in it, so Zac chose the guitar, Riley was the only one who could play the drums at the time, and Travis had played the bass guitar for years before the groups collaboration.
Love Party was a four-piece group for a short while with an other member, but because of creative differences, they had to part ways. They then were a three-piece band, and it felt empty.
It was not long until a random day when Zac, Riley, and Travis were in choir class and had heard the silky smooth voice of Nate Steder. They were all in shock that a throat could make such beautiful sounds. In a scene much like a proposal, Nate was asked to join the band, be their lead singer, and their front man.
After a year of good times and a regular rotation of local area shows, the two older members, Zac and Nate, went off to a community college in a near-by town. Zac had always wanted to be in the music industry ever since he could remember and pursued a major in music business. Because of this, Zac was offered an internship at Independent Ear in Rockford, Illinois.
During a day at work, Zac did a, “oh, by the way, I’m in a band” move on his boss and gave him a CD of The “Love Party”’s work. He was impressed, but mostly intrigued. He wanted to know where the band could go, and he wanted to see to it that he would take them there.
We will be releasing a 2-track single featuring the fan favorites “Honey Jelly” & “Scooter’s Song” everywhere digitally July 29th!
They continue to make music every day knowing the love party must go on!
Love Party is currently writing & will be hitting the studio to record a new single & a brand new debut LP that is due out in Fall of 2014. Their eclectic sound & high energy live performances have been winning over fans left & right… definitely a band to watch in 2014 & beyond.
Make sure to check them out & join the “Love Party” on Facebook & Twitter!