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 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.