ABOUT MEETING OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE
Meeting of Important People is a three-piece rock-and-roll band from Pittsburgh, PA., led by songwriter and singer Josh Verbanets. The band's new third full-length album "Troika" is set for Winter 2016 release, and promises to be an eclectic mix of tunes chock full of twists and turns.
MOIP's debut single “Mothers Pay More” ignited a media and blogging frenzy in 2008, and their subsequent debut album on the Authentik label was named a top release by Pittsburgh station WYEP-FM. The band's follow-up EP release “Quit Music" (2010) and 2nd full-length "My Ears Are Having a Heart Attack!" (2012) kept listeners at rapt attention with a unique mix of pleasant and creepy suburban indie-pop anthems.
The band has recorded with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron&Wine), has starred in a heavily-viewed cardboard city music video, traveled extensively, and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Ok Go, The Secret Machines, David Bazan, Flamin' Groovies, Dar Williams, and Dean & Britta. Their debut album has been re-released on vinyl by legendary garage label Get Hip, and many MOIP songs have been featured on E's KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, MTV's TEEN MOM, THE REAL WORLD, and JERSEY SHORE, web series OFF-BRAND, and CBS' THE GHOST WHISPERER, among others-- if you listened hard enough.
MOIP promises to keep the loud parts loud, the pretty parts pretty, and the people happy.