Meeting of Important People is a rock-and-roll band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band is ecstatic to return to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in support of its new album Troika, recently named 91.3 FM WYEP's top local release of 2016.
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 WYEP. The band's follow-up EP release Quit Music (2010) and second 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.