*Noise Pop Selected Act. 2012
*35 Conferette Selected Act, 2010, 2011
*CMJ Featured Artist 2010
*"Big Bang" song licensed by Pepsi in 2010
*Dallas Observer Best New Band Nominee
*Dallas Quick Next Big Thing Nominee
*Norman Music Festival and Valley of the Vapors Selected Act
*Opened for Matt & Kim, Reggie Watts, Man Man, Toro y Moi, Kurt Vile and Imperial Teen
Giggle Party was formed in Dallas, Texas and after garnering a
dedicated cult following for their raucous live performances and
feel-good, borderline absurdest breed of pop-punk, they have relocated
to San Francisco to share their musical celebration.
Giggle Party's recently-released debut LP Death and Other Unnatural
Phenomena is focused on the turbulent lives we lead and how
contemplating our ultimate demise changes our perspective. The record
features a more polished sound than the band's 2009 EP The Holes In Your
Face Are Pleasing, but the frenetic urgency of their message remains
clear: Have fun. Live Hard. Dance. Repeat.
That mantra has been well-received by critics and bands alike.
Giggle Party was a featured band by CMJ and received a nomination for
Best New Band from the Dallas Observer, the sister paper of the San
Francisco Chronicle. Bands like Matt & Kim, Reggie Watts, Man Man,
Toro y Moi, and Kurt Vile have chosen Giggle Party to share their stage.
Pepsi used the first track off Death and Other Unnatural Phenomena,
"Big Bang," for their 2010 ad campaign.
Giggle Party think of themselves as a musical extension of the
Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist movements; expressing that making music
doesn’t require you to be serious. This philosophy frees the band from
musical limitations and allows for an atmosphere of fun and exploration,
which carries over into their live shows as evident by the abundance of
silly string, balloons, costumes, cupcakes, and other unorthodox but
joyful additions to the concert-going experience.
Katrina Michie - Vocals, keyboards
Aaron Eash - Vocals, Guitar
Jason Reichl - Vocals, Bass
Ian Mesey - Vocals, Guitar
Brent Meador - Vocals, Drums
"Death and Other Unnatural Phenomenon" Fall 2010
"The Holes In Your Face Are Pleasing" EP Fall 2008- featuring the single Jason Bought A Hatchet
"Giggle Party" EP Summer 2008
Radio play on 102.1 The Edge (Dallas) of Jason Bought a Hatchet, and Easter Tree and Big Bang.