Kniife Prrty

Kniife Prrty are Steve Pahl and Eric Whitney. A dark electro-pop duo hailing from the beautiful city of Chicago. After contacting us with a couple of tracks they were kind enough to send their entire self titled 12 track debut album and it's a good one!

They've been friends since middle school and have been through all the phases of music, absorbing it all along the way. From rock to their current electronic pop incarnation which started to hit it's stride when Steve gave Eric music program Reason.

Similar to Postal Service before them, they worked apart for a year on this record sending each other nearly 50 demos back and forth on Gmail until each track became 'a polished jem'. They also use samples to great effect on the record like one of Robert Deniro (from Heat I think?) on '(Let's Get) Higher'.

Some bands that they cite as influences are Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Skinny Puppy and Postal Service (mighty fine list) all of which I can hear some of on the album. If you stuck all those bands in a blender you'd get the Kniife Prrty sound.

Here are a couple of my favorites...

Check out more on their myspace and/or buy the album on Amazon here.

MP3: (Let's Get) Higher - Kniife Prrty (YSI)
MP3: Flesh and Bone - Kniife Prrty (YSI)

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