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Ninja Sex Party
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Ninja Sex Party (often abbreviated as NSP) is an American Comedy music Double act consisting of singer Dan Avidan and keyboardist Brian Wecht. They formed in 2009 in New York City and are currently based in Los Angeles. They are also known as two thirds of the video game-based musical trio Starbomb, together with frequent collaborator Egoraptor. Avidan joined Hanson's YouTube Lets Play (video gaming) webseries Game Grumps as co-host in 2013; Wecht also joined the show in 2015. The work of Ninja Sex Party typically consists of Rock music or synthpop-oriented humorous songs, frequently on the topics of sex, seduction, love or fantasy, with Avidan and Wecht respectively portraying the characters of Danny Sexbang, an idiotic, exuberant and strangely-dressed hypersexual Jewish man, and Ninja Brian, an uncommunicative, homicidal ninja; however, their cover albums Under the Covers (Ninja Sex Party album) (2016), Under the Covers, Vol. II (2017) and the upcoming Under The Covers Vol. III (2019) saw them take on a non-comedic approach to music for the first time, covering songs from the 1970s in music and 1980s in music.To date, NSP Ninja Sex Party discography six studio albums (four consisting of original material, and two cover albums), in addition to two albums as a part of Starbomb. Wecht initially acted as record producer and performed all instruments on their early albums, until they started working with producer Jim Arsenault (and later Jim Roach (producer)) and backup band Tupper Ware Remix Party in 2015. Wecht and Avidan have appeared in Tupper Ware Remix Party's own works, either as individuals or as Ninja Sex Party. Since May 2018, Wecht also portrays Ninja Brian on his own live comedy show titled Ninja Brian's All-Star Variety Luau Spectacular.
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Career
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2009–2012: Formation and early career
Content:File:DanAvidanSkyhill.png: Avidan, who previously sang in bands such as The Northern Hues and Skyhill, initially conceptualized the band. In need of a band member, Avidan was introduced to Wecht, who was the musical director of a comedy troupe in New York, by a mutual friend at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Julie Katz, a member of Wecht's comedy troupe (who would later be featured in their music video "The Decision"), to whom Avidan had asked if she knew any musicians. The band was formed in February/March 2009 with Avidan going by his stage-name/character "Danny Sexbang" and Wecht going by "Ninja Brian". However, the character "Danny Sexbang" was originally named "Danny Sweetnuts" before being changed to "Sexbang" as Avidan felt the name seemed "stronger." Inspired by The Lonely Island and Flight of the Conchords, Ninja Sex Party was about "a Jewish superhero who wears a unitard, with his best friend who's a ninja, and together they sing songs about dicks, and try to hit [unsuccessfully] on women."They began performing together that summer, appearing in various film festivals, including SXSW, Dragon Con, and the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. They have been awarded "Best Comedy Video" by Industry Power Play, as well as the "Trophy of Awesomeness" on Vimeo's video website. They won "Best Comedy Video Short" and "Best Comedy Song" in Improvisation News' 2010 INNY Awards. Their video "Sex Training" also appeared on the Comedy page of The Huffington Post. All their early music videos were directed, shot, and edited by Jim Turner, who was the only person paid for his involvement; all other people participating were friends working for free.In 2011, they released their first album NSFW (album), on iTunes, which contained both original songs, and all of their previously released songs on YouTube.
2013–2015: Commercial success and side projects
Content:The band released their second album, Strawberries and Cream, in April 2013. On the week of May 4, 2013, the album debuted at #9 on Billboard (magazine)s Comedy Albums charts.In July the band released the single "Party of Three", off their third album. The song featured an appearance by animator and Internet personality Arin Hanson.In September 2013, the band composed "Dick Figures: The Movie: The Song" for Mondo Media's Dick Figures: The Movie Dick Figures: The Movie#Soundtrack. File:TWRP Dallas Bomb Factory 2018 (cropped).jpg: In late 2013, Avidan, Wecht, and Hanson teamed up to create a side project band named Starbomb, with Avidan as the lead singer-songwriter. The band writes parody music songs about video games, bringing together the sexually provocative music stylings of Ninja Sex Party and the video game-based humor of Hanson.On the week of February 15, 2014, Starbomb (album), the group's eponymous album, would hold the #1 spot in Comedy Albums for 4 consecutive weeks. Starbomb also reached #1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers charts for 2 consecutive weeks, starting with the week of January 4, 2014. In July, 2014, Ninja Sex Party performed a concert for San Diego Comic-Con International at Petco Park. They also released the music video for "Why I Cry" during the concert.In 2015, two singles were released by the band Tupper Ware Remix Party, collaborating with Ninja Sex Party, titled "Ninja Sex Party discography#As featured artist" and "Ninja Sex Party discography#As featured artist"; from that point on, TWRP became NSP's backing band on both live shows and studio releases, while also serving as their opening act on live shows.Their third album, Attitude City, released on July 17, 2015. It was one of the top 20 best-selling albums on Amazon.com, and peaked at #1 on Billboard's US Comedy Albums chart.On August 3, 2015, Ninja Sex Party performed with Steel Panther at their House of Blues venue, singing "Feel the Steel." The bands have collaborated on multiple occasions, with Steel Panther making a cameo in the band's "Road Trip" music video, singer Ralph Saenz providing vocals for "6969", and Russ Parrish performing guitars on "Under the Covers, Vol. II".On October 7, 2015, Avidan released the single "Firefly" with Peter Lennox. The two had previously worked together as the atmospheric band Skyhill from 2006 to 2007. The album was acclaimed for the band's "maturing in both lyrics and sound" over their previous album.
2016–present: ''Under the Covers'' albums and ''Cool Patrol''
Content:On February 23, 2016, a music video was released for their cover of "Take On Me"; the video for their cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was released one week later, on March 1, 2016. On March 4, 2016, Under the Covers was released to the public. The album features guests appearances by Tupper Ware Remix Party and Super Guitar Bros. The album debuted on the Billboard charts at #9 in Top Album Sales, #2 in Independent Albums, #3 in Rock Albums, and #17 in the Top 200 Albums.On October 18, 2016, a music video was released for the Cool Patrol (song) of their next comedy album, Cool Patrol, which features YouTube personalities Jacksepticeye and Markiplier. In February 16, 2017, the music video for the second single off Cool Patrol, "Eating Food in the Shower," was released. File:NSP Tour De Force 2018 2.png: On June 28th, 2017, the band announced on their Facebook page that they have completed all the songs for their second cover album, Under the Covers, Vol. II, and its release date of October 27, 2017. The following day, they released the official track listing for the album. On October 11, 2017, they announced that fans can pre-order a deluxe signed version or a deluxe unsigned version, both including posters. The next day, they released a music video for their cover of "Pour Some Sugar on Me".On October 2, 2017, the band announced that their Rock Hard 2017 Tour was complete, and thanked everyone who participated in the tour.https://twitter.com/ninjasexparty/status/914942737635434496In November 2017, Avidan mentioned in an episode of Game Grumps that NSP had finished most of the recording of Cool Patrol and that the band is aiming for a June 2018 release for the album.https://www.facebook.com/ninjasexparty/posts/10155100583223927 On March 6, 2018, the band released their new original song "Orgy for One" alongside its music video on March 6, 2018. Later that day, they confirmed that most of Cool Patrols post-production was completed, with the band aiming at a "probable July release" which would be preceded with two new original song releases in the meantime.https://www.facebook.com/ninjasexparty/posts/10155415583303927 On May 8, 2018, they announced that they were currently recording Under the Covers, Vol. III, and were aiming for a mid-2019 release.In May 2018, Wecht debuted Ninja Brian's All-Star Variety Luau Spectacular, his own recurring live musical comedy show in which he portrays his Ninja Brian character, minus Avidan. The band also started a new tour, titled Tour de Force, concurrently with the release of the new album, from June 11 to October 19, 2018.https://twitter.com/ninjasexparty/status/992451042251026434On June 25, 2018, the band released the music video for the song "Danny Dont You Know", along with the official release date of Cool Patrol, August 17. The video featured actor Finn Wolfhard, a friend of Avidan since he had appeared on Game Grumps in January 2017 and a fan of the band, as a younger Danny Sexbang. The band called "Danny Don't You Know" their "favorite-ever song", both musically and as a video. It became the #1 trending video on YouTube. Cool Patrol was released on August 17, 2018 and immediately reached #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart, and remains there as of September 28, 2018.In August 2018, Avidan and Wecht hosted an AMA on Reddit where Avidan confirmed that "(Dont Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult, "Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel song)" by Peter Gabriel, "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera, and "Down Under (song)" by Men at Work would appear on Under the Covers, Vol. III. The duo then went on to tell RIFF Magazine that the album would also include covers of songs by Rush (band), Def Leppard, the Bee Gees, and Michael Jackson. As of November 2018, ten tracks have been confirmed for the album.On September 17, 2018, Ninja Sex Party, along with Tupper Ware Remix Party, performed a censored version of "Danny Don't You Know" on the late-night talk show Conan (talk show) as a musical guest, making their live television debut. This censored version, which replaced the word "fuck" with "heck" and "hell", was released on Spotify on September 21 under the title "Danny Don't You Know (Cool as Heck Version)".
Public image
Content:Wecht manages all Ninja Sex Party social media accounts, as well as Game Grumps and Starbomb's.The mobile game Shooting Stars features a boss named Grump Dan, who is a reference to Danny Sexbang.
Members
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Discography
Content:;Original albums@an0:NSFW ; Cover albums@an0:Under the Covers
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External links
Content:@an0:http://www.ninjasexparty.com Category:American comedy duos Category:American comedy musical groups Category:Comedy rock musical groups Category:YouTube channels Category:Musical groups established in 2009 Category:RPM channels

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