The Nude Party Share Their 10 Favorite Albums Of 2018
Starting December 1st, I will share daily year end lists by friends of Songpickr. The Nude Party from North Carolina are kicking off this annual special. Personally, I have always loved those lists because it is a great way to discover albums one might have missed during the year. Artists are music fans themselves so it is no wonder they usually have very tasteful selections and insider tips. Make sure you check back daily so you are not missing anything. We have a ton of more lists to come...
The Nude Party Share Their 10 Favorite Albums Of 2018:
1) Cut Worms - Hollow Ground
2) Caroline Rose - Loner
3) The Babe Rainbow - Double Rainbow
4) MGMT - Little Dark Age
5) Post Animal - When I Think of You in a Castle
6) Triathalon - Online
7) Shannon Shaw - Shannon In Nashville
8) Insecure Men - Insecure Men
9) Broncho - Bad Behavior
10) Grapetooth - Grapetooth
The Nude Party "Chevrolet Van" (Video):
The members of The Nude Party first came together in the freshman dormitories of Boone, North Carolina’s Appalachian State University in 2012. Patton Magee, and later Austin Brose, linked up with childhood friends Connor Mikita & Alec Castillo and step brothers Shaun Couture & Don Merrill.
The following summer, the young men moved into a lake house outside of town to begin learning their respective instruments and jamming on rudimentary riffs. Friends came by the lake house to swim and party and soon there developed a group obsession with performing in the nude. They quickly gained a following as the house band at a notorious Boone party palace referred to as the 505 House, and the bare honesty of their performances was so contagious that their audience also started partying au naturel. While these traditions may appear risqué to the casual observer, the band explains, “These weren't orgies, they weren’t sexual even. It was just kind of a wild exhibitionism that we felt gave us freedom.”
Best known around campus as “the naked party band,” this informal aggregation of musicians became a defined unit and chose to call their group simply “The Nude Party. Ironically, they began playing fully-clothed as soon as they were christened since their birthday suits were not welcomed in any decent live music establishment. They hit the national tour circuit and soon found a mentor in Black Lips’ drummer, Oakley Munson. He produced their Hot Tub EP and in exchange for cheap rent and physical labor gave The Nude Party a new home deep in the Catskills Mountains.
An isolated place to focus entirely on writing music and playing together, and the culmination of six years of experimentation and refinement of material, has resulted in the band’s first full-length which has been released on New West Records in 2018.
The Nude Party "Feelin' Alright - Live on Sonny's Porch" (Video):
The Nude Party Website: https://www.thenudepartymusic.com/