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Innerpartysystem Announces Split From Island

Posted by: Rohan Kohli (07/01/09)
Head to the replies to check out a statement from Innerpartysystem in which they announce that they are no longer on Island Records and have launched a new fan-oriented community at innerpartysystem.net; at the before-mentioned site, you can download a mixtape featuring many of the band's remixes as well as stems of the band's songs for remixing purposes. Head to the replies for all the details.
 
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09:34 AM on 07/01/09
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Statement from Innerpartysystem:

Hello everyone,

We know we’ve been a little elusive as of late with news, but we have a few really big updates.

First off: Innerpartysystem is no longer on Island Records. There’s really nothing else to be said there. There are some really amazing, overworked, underpaid, stressed out people who love music, working very hard there… and there are a handful of people who just didn’t really understand this band, and didn’t know how to react when ‘Don’t Stop’ wasn’t ‘Just Dance.’ Our bad there. There’s a particularly badass crew at Island UK, who really fought and worked the hell out of this brand new, no name band from America, and we’re sincerely thankful that we've had the team by our side to help build such a strong foundation. At the end of the day, our label teams made this past year possible, gave us the freedom to make the album we wanted to make, and provided the opportunity for us to build our (albeit extremely modest) studio and stage show. So thank you!

This is a very exciting time for us. We also realize that now, more than ever, we need to directly connect with our fans. There’s no amount of marketing money that is more valuable than IPS being able to directly communicate with you, and let you know exactly what’s going on in our world. With that in mind, our tech guru/ soundman extraordinaire, Andy, has put together innerpartysystem.net. Innerpartysystem.net is a forum site specifically for IPS fans where we can communicate with you directly, and most importantly, use it as a place to give you free exclusive music, videos, and whatever else the gods of the interweb may dream up. To celebrate the launch, we’re posting a free download of our ‘Official Warped Tour/Summer Mixtape,’ featuring most of our remixes from the past year, artists we love, and a few new surprises. For the audiophiles, we’ve also posted stems for you to remix and DJ including: ‘Obsession,’ ‘Heart Of Fire,’ ‘Last Night In Brooklyn,’ ‘New Poetry,’ and ‘Don’t Stop.’

Fans of IPS, we appreciate you. We need you. We wouldn’t exist without you. We can’t wait to share new music with you later this year, and we hope to see tons of you all this summer on Warped Tour. Until next time.

-IIIII

Links:
www.myspace.com/innerpartysystem
www.innerpartysystem.net (Host of Summer 2009 Mixtape FREE DOWNLOAD)
www.innerpartysystem.com
www.youtube.com/innerpartysystem
www.vimeo.com/innerpartysystem

Be sure to vote for IPS at the 2009 Kerrang! Awards for "Best International Newcomer" below:

http://awards.kerrang.com
09:42 AM on 07/01/09
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Sounds like they aren't too distraught over leaving Island, and it's great to see a band taking the time to show that they really appreciate the behind the scenes people that put their time and effort into the band. Downloading the mixtape now.
09:43 AM on 07/01/09
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dude record companies are wondering why they aren't liked....know your artists! respect them!
09:47 AM on 07/01/09
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well now it makes sense why they asked for fans at each warped date to help them out instead of using island's street teamers like ludo did last year. haha. and also why there has been no promo for us to do involving them.
but i know at least a couple of the people they are referring to with the underpaid, overworked comment, and it is far too true.
best of luck to these guys, i feel island never did enough for them anyway.
09:52 AM on 07/01/09
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Island is completely stupid. Don't Stop had the potential to be just as big as any of the garbage currently on the mainstream radio.
10:03 AM on 07/01/09
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Their A&R guy got dropped a few weeks ago too.
10:05 AM on 07/01/09
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They had a shirt at Warped that said "Autotune made me famous." Pretty legit dudes. Best of luck to them.
10:18 AM on 07/01/09
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hopefully this works out for the best for them
10:30 AM on 07/01/09
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Love this band and love these guys, best of luck to them! Can't wait to see them on Warped!
10:32 AM on 07/01/09
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Incredible live show. They floored me when we played on the same stage as them. Every time. They sound so freakin' good.
10:49 AM on 07/01/09
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Im surprised Ludo has stayed on...
10:50 AM on 07/01/09
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Saw them 5 times during Soundwave (haha, played right before Houston Calls :P) and def one of the best live shows. So much talent.
They deserve support.
11:35 AM on 07/01/09
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Island is completely stupid. Don't Stop had the potential to be just as big as any of the garbage currently on the mainstream radio.
I don't think so. This is a perfect band for a strong niche audience. I also like how they didn't stoop to doing the typical whining about the label not promoting them. I think they'll be just fine on their own (or with some distribution deal) so long as they keep make interesting music.
11:52 AM on 07/01/09
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They had one of the best sets at Sunday's Warped
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