LOCAL MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: RENT PARTY

WRITTEN BY: BRITTANY RIZZO

Sultry guitar rifts, bluesy undertones, and melodic funk blend together in Rent Party’s  premiere video for its single, “Involved.”

Rent Party is reminiscent of the Black Keys, perfecting new wave garage rock in an offbeat, minimalistic manner. This combination leaves listeners satisfied yet vying for more and luckily, the video does just that.

It is a first for the band, such is the single backing the video. Shot in black and white, the video features the quartet in its ambient element. Playing as a band Finn Cohan, Ryan Conway, Jack Kessler and Michael Silverglade put on a powerful performance of “Involved” throughout the video, providing a look into the band’s dynamic — sleek and alternative.

The band proves to be a modern-day Duran Duran meets The Strokes and Philly DIY is smitten.

Rent Party is headlining The Black Cat in D.C. on July 15. Be there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syKrtTGwXJg&t=22s