Our single “Uptick” was released on 1/20/23. It was produced by Mikhail Pivovarov.
Live From Carriage House was released on 7/29/22, featuring four songs, produced by Mikhail Pivovarov at Carriage House Studios.
On 10/19/19, Drop Party released their debut album Lean Into The Wave.
The album was produced by Matt Murphy at Memory Lane Studios and Sabella Studios.
Led by choice horn melodies built on boisterous grooves, and launching off of hypnotic dance rhythms, Drop Party is a genre- bending American 7-piece band seamlessly carved out of the coastal Connecticut post ska scene, endowed with new age funk, apt to get the crowd moving.
Formally created in 2018, lifelong friends Anthony Chabla (percussion), Ryan Furbush (alto sax), Dan Raccuia (trumpet), Jacob Raccuia (tenor sax), Zach Rader (drums), and Jeff Wickun (guitar and vocals) bring a lush culmination of talent and sound to Drop Party.
Their newest release “What Can I Say” combines the power of their live chemistry with great songwriting and craft. The better elements of modern groove greats Ripe and Vulfpeck come to the fore with intricate horn lines weaving through a seamless and unrelenting rhythm section. This is genre-less without out being unfocused, there truly is a little bit of something for everyone in Drop Party’s sound. Whether it’s the more blues guitar elements or the Motown style bass breaks, Drop Party show they’ve got staying power on musicianship alone.
This group truly comes to life in their live performances – incorporating themed shows ripe with hidden Easter eggs, and scattered with seamless transitions and engaging moments. Having cut their teeth at The Acoustic in Bridgeport and The Warehouse in Fairfield, CT, and several other select legendary local spots, Drop Party was forged right out of early 2000’s show bills that were all ages, no alcohol, and a less than functional sound system. At their shows, they have found a way to fuse and channel the energy in Ska, stank of Funk, and sophistication of Jazz into something far more palatable.
In other aspects of their lives, members enjoy a wide variety of hobbies including video games, attending concerts, foraging for mushrooms, glass blowing, and much more. Their first record. Lean Into The Wave, is a concept album that paints tapestries of imagination and fantasy, based on the adventures of the protagonist James. Drop Party’s forthcoming record Live at Carriage House is split with some songs rooted in realism while others continue the story from their first album. The band aims to release songs every month leading up to this anticipated release.
Although a young band, Drop Party has quickly made an impression in the Connecticut scene.