Monday, February 22, 2021

The Nude Party



I woke up to some new favorite music thanks to a message from Shane in the chat box. He suggested the single "Shine Your Light" by The Nude Party because he heard a World Party influence. I listened and I heard it, too. Delving a bit deeper, I found a profile of The Nude Party from Boone, North Carolina, which says this:

"Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. Their stripped down and bare bone sound, akin to the British Invasion being transplanted back into the Carolina mountains, has so far proven to have been unrecordable… until now. The secret? Sticking to the obvious and going down into a sweaty basement with a few mics, fewer clothes and a revolving door of comrades and goddesses falling by for as long as they can take the heat."

Believe it or not, this is exactly what their most recent record sounds like and that's a good thing.

Check out these three tracks from their 2020 release "Midnight Manor." 

And thanks Shane. The Nude Party has a new fan.


Anonymous said...

All three songs are fun. The vocals on Pardon Me, Satan remind me more of Gram Parsons than Karl Wallinger and that's just fine. The man drinking wine at the start of the first video: his hair reminds me of the young Sara Romweber (late drummer of NC's Let's Active).

- Paul in DK

Sal Nunziato said...

@Paul In DL
Check out "Chevrolet Van" from their first album, speaking of GP. It's like a lost "Exile On Main Street" track.

cmealha said...

Three string cuts. I'm diving in.


Excellent tip Sal -- Thanks.

Nude Party is one of those bands I seem to have a handful of their songs -- from mixes, record company promos, ... -- but I don't listen as I might.

I'm in the middle of Midnight Manor and dig it.

Anonymous said...

Sal, you're spot on. The lead vocals on Chevrolet Van sound like a mix of GP, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan. Thanks for the tip.

- Paul in DK

A Walk In The Woods said...

Oh man, love this. I'd avoided them because I think their name is dumb. But LOVE these songs... might go pick up the LP today at my record store.

Guy Incognito said...

Agreed on all counts

heartsofstone said...

Great post - these guys deserve to get heard more.