Formed at Appalachian State University in 2012, The Nude Party, is an indie psychedelic rock band consisting of Austin Brose, Alec Castillo, Shaun Couture, Patton Magee, Don Merrill and Conor Mikita. Working with early mentor and producer Oakley Munson of Black Lips, they debuted with the Hot Tub EP in 2016. The band’s full-length debut arrived on New West Records in 2018, and their critically-acclaimed follow up album Midnight Manor was released in October 2020.
“The Nude Party has expressed their admiration for ‘60s and ‘70s psych rock acts like The Velvet Underground and The Kinks, and their sound fits in right alongside those legends. It certainly doesn’t sound modern, as it faithfully recreates the sonics, songwriting and mentality of those early albums. Slightly distorted guitar riffs, keyboard/organs filling in the empty spaces, and speak-singing permeate throughout the album. In typical classic rock style, many tracks feature guitar and/or keyboard solos during refrains.” – Mitchell Franklin, CLTure (2018)