System Exclusive Share “Part Time Pierre,” Tour U.S.

Pasadena based two piece, System Exclusive are set to release the Party All The Time EP via Mt.St.Mtn. on April 21. Pre-order it here.

Bearing an armful of mini synths, the group makes heart-throbbing capital P pop cut with more than a hint of post-punk.

Watch the band’s video for “Part Time Pierre” below.

Of the effort, the band says:

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 six 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 four 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?

The record is available from Mt.St.Mtn., with 100 copies on Grimace Purple + Ultra Clear vinyl and 250 copies on Coke Bottle Green vinyl.

Catch the band on tour:

Tour dates (U.S.):
3/30 – Winters Tavern, Pacifica CA
3/31 – The Golden Bear, Sacramento CA
4/1 – Naked Lounge, Chico CA
4/2 – Bolinas Hardware, Bolinas CA
4/5 – Thee Stork Club, Oakland CA
4/6 – Knockout, San Francisco CA
4/7 – Elephant In The Room, Healdsburg CA
4/8 – Pink House, Stockton CA
4/11 – The Beehive, Salt Lake City UT
4/13 – The Coast, Fort Collins CO
4/15 – The Lair, Laramie WY
4/16 – Aby’s Feed & Seed, Rapid City SD
4/18 – The Aquarium, Fargo ND
4/19 – The Ice Box, Minneapolis MN
4/20 – Lyric Room, Green Bay WI
4/22 – Crystal Corner Bar, Madison WI
4/23 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL 
4/25 – The Void, Lincoln NE
4/26 – B Bar, Omaha NE 
4/27 – Replay Lounge, Lawrence KS
4/28 – Club Sandwich, Kansas City MO
4/29 – Sk8bar, St Joesph, MO
4/30 – The Sinkhole, St Louis MO 
5/2 – Healer DIY, Indianapolis IN
5/4 – Happy Dog, Cleveland OH
5/5 – Bourbon Street, Columbus OH 
5/6 – MOTR Pub, Cincinnati OH 
5/7- Outer Limits, Detroit MI 
5/9 – Government Center, Pittsburgh PA
5/12 – The Foundry, West Stockbridge MA
5/13 – The Lilypad, Boston MA
5/18 – The Runaway, Washington DC 
5/19 – Visible Records, Charlottesville VA 
5/22 – The 529, Atlanta GA
5/25 – Flicker Theatre, Athens GA 
5/26 – DKDC, Memphis TN
5/27 – The Thirsty Hippo – Hattiesburg MS
5/28 – Santos, New Orleans LA
5/29 – The Intercoastal, Houma LA
6/2 – Jandro’s Garden Patio, San Antonio TX
6/3 – Planet Marfa, Marfa TX
6/7 – Zebulon, Los Angeles

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

Photo by Daniel Tierney