The Nude Party are set to return with their sophomore album, Midnight Manor, on October 2nd via New West Records. The 12-song set was recorded live-to-tape over six days at the Outlier Inn in upstate New York and mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). The new single Cure Is You is out now.

The Nude Party formed while the members were students at North Carolina’s Appalachian State University. After honing their chops through incessant practice at their communal band house, they relocated to a property tucked away deep in the Catskills, about 150km above NYC. It’s where they worked up the songs that populate and inspire the title of the new Midnight Manor.

Like most young bands suddenly thrust into a relentless touring schedule, in the two years since the release of their debut, The Nude Party experienced their fair share of stress, pressure, internal dynamics and personal turmoil. They had no creative outlet for all of it until they finally got down to writing again, which was a release of that built-up tension. The experience eventually brought the band closer together and the songs reflect that process. Frontman Patton Magee says, “If I had to think about a long-term goal for this band, it would be to just exist, and exist in a purposeful way.” He continues, “And in 10, 20 years? I want to be onstage and still be surrounded by my friends. So we’ll just continue to do what we know how to do, and what we love to do. I know that’s easier said than done”—to quote the title of a rollicking, raucous Midnight Manor track— “but that’s what’s important to us.”

Midnight Manor is the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut which found the band hitting stages across the globe, appearing at massive festivals like Lollapalooza, All Points East, The Great Escape and Best Kept Secret festival. They also supported major artists like Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys.

Cure Is You is the new single of the album. “The lyrical ideas for the song originally came from a measles outbreak near our town that was caused by children not being vaccinated and sent to school. We were intrigued by the notion of a disease which had been widely eradicated coming back to haunt folks for their own disbelief in the cure for it. This all happened a year before we knew our world would be stopped in its tracks by a global pandemic. The song took on a new meaning once the world was battling COVID-19 but we still see these themes in the people who denounce the advice of experts on diseases, refuse to wear masks, and continue to fight for their right to gather en masse while many people become sick or die around them every day.” - says Connor Mikita, drummer of TNP.
The Nude Party recently released their single Shine Your Light.

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