The Parties are: guitarist Jeremy Powers, a veteran of the bay area power pop scene, most notably as front man of Red Planet; bassist Rex Padayhag who grew up in the Philippines playing with various bands on the Manila Psychedelic Pop circuit where he honed his keen ear for melody; lead guitar player Adam Symons who joined the band in 2008, after serving time in various rock acts on both coasts, and bringing with him a Roger McGuinn inspired arpeggio obsession; and the talented drummer Rob Uytingco, formally of Julie Plug and Sugarspun (with Rex). The Parties new full length "Coast Garde" offers up some Byrdsian jangle along with explorations into baroque pop, stoney country, stripped down rock, and even some classic Everly Brothers style duet singing.