Kid from Stranger Things + Ninja Sex Party = power ballad life lesson triumph

Ninja Sex Party

New York comedy rock duo Ninja Sex Party have released a video for Danny Don’t You Know, starring actor Finn Wolfhard, better known as Mike from the Netflix series Stranger Things. Wolfhard is also lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian band Calpurnia. 

The video finds Ninja Sex Party singer Danny Sexbang addressing his awkward, nerdy younger self – played by Wolfhard – promising that things will improve as he gets older. The lyrics include these lines:

Hey little Danny, don’t you cry
I am you from much later in your life
I know your hair is wild, I know you have no style
You’re still a virgin and you will be for a while


Danny, don’t you know that you are hot as fuck on the inside?
Everybody knows the best bananas will be ripe with time
Danny, don’t you know that you kick so much ass on the inside? 

Danny Don’t You Know is taken from Ninja Sex Party's sixth studio album, Cool Patrol, which will be released on August 17. The album is the follow-up to last year's Under the Covers, Vol. II. 

Sexbang and multi-instrumentalist Ninja Brian are Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht in real life, who formed Ninja Sex Party in 2009. They tour the US in August and October.

Ninja Sex Party on tour

Aug 08: Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
Aug 10: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Aug 12: Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Aug 14: Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Aug 16: New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
Oct 09: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct 11: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (Sold Out)
Oct 13: Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (Sold Out)
Oct 15: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct 17: Madison, WI – The Sylvee
Oct 19: St. Paul, MN – Myth Live

Cool Patrol Track Listing

1 – Intro (Cool)
2 – Cool Patrol
3 – Orgy For One
4 – Danny Don’t You Know
5 – Release The Kraken
6 – Ninja Brian Goes To Soccer Practice
7 – First Date
8 – Smooth Talkin’
9 – Heart Boner (Part II Of The Boner Trilogy)
10 – Romance Novel
11 – Eating Food In The Shower
12 – Courtship Of The Mermaid
13 – GFY
14 – Mansion Party
15 – Outro (Patrol)

Ninja Sex Patrol

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.