Static Fiction held their record release party at The Mint, on Dec. 29. They were celebrating the release of their album, “Introducing”. The Originalites and LIFELINE were the opening acts. The Chimpz was the headlining act.
Before Static Fiction began the set, Brown lifted his microphone stand which had a sign piece of paper attached to it. He pointed to it and it read, “I heart Vince Walker”. Lapinsky went onto greet the audience and mentioned it was their record release party. Brown mentioned the first song, “Keep It Moving (K.I.M.)”, was not on the new album. He went onto provide backup vocals for the opening number.
Lapinsky acknowledged Static Fiction’s assistant engineer, Brandon Sanchez. He was in attendance. He mentioned they were based out of Huntington Beach, Calif. He wanted to know where the rest of the spectators were from. One after another, they started yelling different states of the U.S. One said they were from Wis. Lapinsky joked he cuts the cheese and his wife could confirm.
After “Guano Love”, Static Fiction mentioned their music had been playing around the world. Lapinski mentioned they could be heard in Europe and Asia. He went onto say it was all made possible because of their publicist, Yvonne Laughlin.
During “Good Times”, those in attendance formed a small circle pit and it caused the majority of the crowd to evacuate the dance floor. Some used the edge of the stage to leap off and back into the crowd. One incident caused a pitcher of water to fall over and spill beneath Browns’ custom pedal board.
The Beach Boys’’ “Sloop John B” was covered by Static Fiction. Lapinsky dedicated their rendition to his father, whom traveled from N.M. to help celebrate the special occasion. Afterwards, Lapinsky mentioned their debut album was available for purchase at the venue.
“Static Fiction” was the last song of Static Fiction’s set. Before the recital, Lapinski mentioned the group’s former members left the band due to personal reasons. One former member was in attendance and he was invited up on stage to play guitar, as Lapinski sang. A rapper named Mighty walked on stage and helped provide lyrics.
“Ashes”, “Stop and Look” and “H.B.” were also part of Static Fiction’s set.