Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

The Nude Party

The Nude Party (Nine West)

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

So-called for throwing au naturel college shows in Boone, N.C., the Nude Party reveals a sextet committed to unabashedly Stones-ian Seventies rock swagger. On a rowdy, self-titled label debut, their rough-and-tumble energy condenses into succinct, minimalist captures, shaped in production by Black Lips drummer Oakley Munson. Opener "Water on Mars" rolls out Patton Magee's smooth, flippant vox, steaming over the band's psych-swirled, plainly-put backing. Sing-along "Chevrolet Van" laments unsolicited life advice from elders, while breezy groover "Records" requests rare LPs back from an ex. All 11 tracks hold tight musically through a lackadaisical charisma, capturing the sonic telepathy of six longtime buds in their early 20s. (1pm, BMI stage; weekend one only)

***.5

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