Denver indie-rock outfit Science Partner is, by definition, a Denver supergroup, in the sense that it is composed of band mates who are part of other Denver bands. Lead vocalist/guitarist Tyler Despres and bassist Charley Hine, for example, were from The Dualistics; guitarist Luke Mossman plays in Achille Lauro; vocalist Jess DiNicola sings with John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light; Maria Kohler is better known around town as rapper Kitty Crimes; and drummer Carl Sorenson plays with–well, just about everyone else.
But while Science Partner started out as basically a fun side project, it’s become apparent during their few-but-impactful live performances over the past couple of years that they are actually a force to be reckoned with on their own. Never was this more apparent than during their show-stopping performance at the Underground Music Showcase in July, which practically stopped traffic with the crowds that gathered outside the open window of the venue.
In between their various other projects, the band has been gradually laying down tracks, putting together a record. Over time, Rocky Mountain News grew from an EP to a respectable full-length record–and is now set to be officially released with a special release show this Friday at the Larimer Lounge in Denver. If you’re in the Denver area, it would be worth your time to come out to the show. If you’re not–take a listen to the single below, “Animal,” and go pick up the record from Science Partner’s Bandcamp site.