Static Panic, one of the newest to take on the local synth-pop dance tradition laid down by Prince and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is releasing a new EP.
The local band follows their funk-electric, groove-stirring 2018 EP “Chrome” with their new project, “Glow,” hosting a 21+ release party at Turf Club tomorrow night, Sat., Sept. 7 starting at 8:30 p.m.
Keston Wright, Eli Kapell and Ro Lorenzen make up Static Panic. The Twin Cities’ trio’s first EP, “Chrome,” is delightfully dancey, mixing influences from deep house-style pulsating electronic fare, like “Feel It,” to singy, swaying reimagined 80s’ synth-pop like “Bottle to Brain.”
As airy and sunny as the dance songs are, they also come with a message — the urge to connect with people and not just cell phone screens, and not judge people.
“SMS,” a single released in May, has bass-slapping funk appeal and sends a message out to anyone who wants to join them on their journey of love and acceptance — or on the dancefloor.
Another 2019 single from July, “Sinful Delightful,” is a bouncy electric guitar and synth jam — replete with a talky singing style lovingly lifted straight from Prince — about the captivating phenomenon of being shaken out of lonely haze by the chemistry stirring desire of an interesting new person.
Tickets cost $12 in advance and $14 at the door. For more information visit www.turfclub.net.
Solomon Gustavo was a contributing writer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.