System Exclusive share ‘Part Time Pierre’ video

System Exclusive press photo
Photos by Daniel Tierney

Pasadena based two piece band System Exclusive bearing an armful of mini synths, making heart-throbbing capital P pop cut with more than a hint of post-punk. They will release the ‘Party All The Time’ EP via Mt.St.Mtn on April 21, 2023. You can grab a copy on 100 copies on Grimace Purple + Ultra Clear vinyl or 250 copies on Coke Bottle Green vinyl. As a taster of the EP, they have shared the video for Part Time Pierre. Watch the video via YouTube below.

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Here’s what the band said in their own words…

It’s 9:35 pm on a Saturday in Chico and it’s pouring rain. It’s three days into our NW tour and things keep going wrong. We forgot half the merch at home, we had to turn around an hour out of Sacramento after I tried to leave my lucky leather jacket behind, and sadly, the shows have been pretty slow thus far. Thankfully, the room at The Naked Lounge in Chico is filling up, and things are looking pretty good for once. Whilst happily chatting about our upcoming recording session in Portland on Monday, imagine our horror at discovering that in fact the session was booked for Sunday, a mere 15 hours away. Twin panic attacks and some frantic google searches later we hatched a plan to push through the deluge and drive as far as Yreka after the show, crash for a few hours, and make the remaining 6 hours of the drive as early as we can in the morning. 490 miles later we pulled up to Page Street Studios in Portland as shattered shells of humans, but Frankie and Leon greeted us with stellar vibes and poured us into their freshly finished and stunningly beautiful studio space. We gamely blasted through these three songs in four hours before their next session, including our cover of the Rick James and Eddy Murphy’s stone-cold electro-funk classic, Party All the Time. For everything that went wrong preceding (and following) the session, those 4 hours went amazingly right, and this record is the result. While we left to play more shows and forget things in new and exotic places, Frankie polished up the tunes to a candy apple sheen. When he heard the tracks, Mark Kaiser from Mt.St.Mtn. suggested a one sided LP, and after a recommendation from our tour manager Jonas, Laurent from Six Tonnes de Chair was keen to release a special edition in France, too. We enlisted Green/Blue’s Jim Blaha to make us a collage for the cover, and happily called on our girl Carmen Maher, sign painter and lettering connoisseur, to do the logo to match. We also decided you can call us SysEx now, if you want…if there’s already an abbrev, might as well?

U.S. tour dates

Fri 4/7 – Elephant In The Room, Healdsburg CA
Tue 4/11 – The Beehive, Salt Lake City UT
Thu 4/13 – The Coast, Fort Collins CO
Sat 4/15 – The Lair, Laramie WY
Sun 4/16 – Aby’s Feed & Seed, Rapid City SD
Tue 4/18 – The Aquarium, Fargo ND
Wed 4/19 – The Ice Box, Minneapolis MN
Thu 4/20 – Lyric Room, Green Bay WI
Sat 4/22 – Crystal Corner Bar, Madison WI
Sun 4/23 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tue 4/25 – The Void, Lincoln NE
Wed 4/26 – B Bar, Omaha NE 
Thu 4/27 – Replay Lounge, Lawrence KS
Fri 4/28 – Club Sandwich, Kansas City MO
Sat 4/29 – Sk8bar, St Joesph, MO w/ Darren Keen
Sun 4/30 – The Sinkhole, St Louis MO 
Tue 5/2 – Healer DIY, Indianapolis IN
Thu 5/4 – Happy Dog, Cleveland OH
Fri 5/5 – Bourbon Street, Columbus OH
Sat 5/6 – MOTR Pub, Cincinnati OH
Sun 5/7- Outer Limits, Detroit MI
Tue 5/9 – Government Center, Pittsburgh PA
Fri 5/12 – The Foundry, West Stockbridge MA
Sat 5/13 – The Lilypad, Boston MA
Thu 5/18 – The Runaway, Washington DC
Fri 5/19 – Visible Records, Charlottesville VA
Mon 5/22 – The 529, Atlanta GA
Thu 5/25 – Flicker Theatre, Athens GA
Fri 5/26 – DKDC, Memphis TN
Sat 5/27 – The Thirsty Hippo – Hattiesburg MS
Sun 5/28 – Santos, New Orleans LA
Mon 5/29 – The Intercoastal, Houma LA
Fri 6/2 – Jandro’s Garden Patio, San Antonio TX
Sat 6/3 – Planet Marfa, Marfa TX

U.K. tour dates

TBA – End of The Road Festival 2023 TICKETS
Wed 9/6 – Southampton, Heartbreakers TICKETS
Thu 9/7 – Portsmouth, The Loft (New Waves) TICKETS
Fri 9/8 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin TICKETS
Sat 9/9 – London, The Shacklewell Arms TICKETS
Mon 9/11 – Nottingham, Rough Trade TICKETS
Wed 9/13 – Newcastle, Zerox TICKETS
Thu 9/14 – Carlisle, The Source TICKETS
Fri 9/15 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s TICKETS
Sat 9/16- Glasgow, The Old Hairdressers TICKETS
Sun 9/17 – Dundee, Beat Generator TICKETS
Tue 9/19 – Manchester, The Castle Hotel TICKETS
Wed 9/20 – Hull, The Adelphi TICKETS
Thu 9/21- Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda TICKETS
Fri 9/22 – Birkenhead, Future Yard TICKETS
Sat 9/23 – Newstead, The Salty Dog TICKETS
Sun 9/24 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Mon 9/25 – Bristol, The Crofters Rights TICKETS
Wed 9/27 – Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms TICKETS
Thu 9/28 – Guildford, The Star Inn TICKETS
Fri 9/29 – Winchester, The Railway Inn TICKETS
Sat 9/30 – Bath, The Royal Oak TICKETS

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