Thursday, September 23, 2010

CD Review: The Dance Party Adds A "Touch" Of Class

The latest release to come out of Los Angles has the energy of the Sunset Strip dripping all over the debut album from The Dance Party. Originally from Washington DC, The Dance Party took up residence at one of LA's premier strip clubs to find the sound they were looking for on their album "Touch." The members of The Dance Party have had the privilege of working with a number of successful musicians and it has all come together to create an '80's rock record that relates to today's sound.

The album starts off hot and heavy with the rock riffs and catchy chorus of the album's first single, "Sasha Don't Sleep." Lead singer Mick Coogan adds a bit of Prince-style falsetto to "Pretty Girls," while the rest of the band rocks on "Runaway." An '80's style keyboard shows up on the pop-style "Snake Eyes" and the power ballad "Survivor." The Dance Party capture the "hair metal" of the LA scene in "Body Language" and "If You Can." The 1980s return again in "Let's Start Some Trouble" before ending with the sing-along, grand pop epic "Disappear."

"Touch" will be released on September 28 on Hell Ya! Records through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. The Dance Party will be performing out in Los Angeles at the end of the month. For more information, please visit the band's myspace page (

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