Seven member power-prog rock band Thank You Scientist released a brand new video this week, a delightfully goofy and vintage-tinged cover version of the Rick James and Eddie Murphy classic hit, “Party All The Time.” You can stream the new video below courtesy of the band’s official YouTube page.
The band’s description for themselves on their social media pages simply reads: “We are a seven headed monster,” and that seems to fit just right. While an array of personalities within the band gives their stage show dashes of charming wackiness, musically speaking Thank You Scientist are a force of nature. Epic guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythm section bring a likeness to rockers such as Umphrey’s McGee and Tool, while sophisticated use of horn parts, orchestral instrumentation, and dramatic and inspiring melodies and vocals all channel modern pop artists like Beck or Foster The People. On their own ambitious albums and also on this supercharged version of “Party All The Time,” the various sounds all come together in a fantastic mix of color and feeling.
The band’s new video for “Party All The Time” is as much a win as the audio, featuring cheesy dancing, some epic outfits, and a naked man playing the keyboards, because why not. Wether it provides a bit of warm, funky nostalgia, or presents you with your first dose of the Eddie Murphy and Rick James classic, stream Thank You Scientist’s cover and video below.
The band are also in the early leg of a big winter tour, in support of their recently released album Terraformer. With bands Bent Knee and The Tea Club opening each night, there is lots more “party time” on this tour to go. Tonight, the band hits The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS, and beyond that has shows scheduled for Colorado, Oregon, California, British Columbia, Texas, and more. The tour will end by mid December on the east after hitting with in Florida, North Carolina, Washington DC, and more. For the full list of dates, head to their website here.