We’re big fans of their reverb-laden pop around here, and their sound hasn’t gone unnoticed in Philly either.
Here’s what the Philadelphia City Paper’s John Vettese had to say about a recent performance:
“So it’s what, only two songs in and somebody at stage left throws something at Party Photographers singer Elizabeth Rogers. She takes no guff – tosses it right back, doesn’t let it distract her from delivering on her band’s fuzzed-out pop bliss tones. Except, as we’ll see, there’s more to them than this…but dude is relentless. He continues antagonizing, and she hits a breaking point. From the center of the crowd, we watch Rogers dumping the remains of a Natty Boh on the provocateur, and he relents. And it’s back to the music. Right the fuck on.
Party Photogs get drawn into Jesus and Mary Raveonettes parallels for their speedy rhythms and reverb’d take on proto-rock n roll. And sure, the influence is undeniable. So what? It sounds phenomenal bouncing off the cement walls of Kensington DIY space The Ox. And it made the moments where they slowed it down into a tense simmer all the more striking, breathtaking. Rogers and her three bandmates… can slam you into a fierce dancing frenzy with their fastest songs. But their introverted moments have such a grip, you won’t make a peep, lest you get in a fight with the band. And you don’t want that.”
Enjoy an archived version of Monday’s in-studio performance!