A Family Affair: The Nude Party's Debut Record Release Show


The Nude Party, the six piece North Carolina rock band that transplanted themselves to a house upstate New York, is on a roll. From signing to New West Records, to touring with Ron Gallo and Sunflower Bean, opening up for Arctic Monkeys on a short leg in North Carolina, and adopting some baby goats the boys haven't slowed down since their move. 

They first stole our hearts two years ago when we met them at Baby's All Right and their shoulder jumping bassist Alec Castillo, also a photographer, premiered his first photo book with us, featuring images of the band that he captured while touring. What he showed us was a family, welcoming every crowd who sees their sets to join their groove. A Nude Party show always feels like a celebration of something good.

To capture a special time for the boys we gave them two disposable cameras to photograph their night celebrating the release of their debut record. Follow them from the release show at Rough Trade with The Muckers and ZZZWalk to the after party at Our Wicked Lady it was a family affair. 


Patton showing off his sassy pants.


Austin’s dad tries out his son’s instruments.


Connor dons the throne


Austin shakin’ what his father gave him.


A rare glimpse of the elusive CJ Harvey with her camera backstage


The happy-go-lucky people of New York City.


Patton hears the first note of a Catfish pedal steel solo.


Austin caught snitching.


Alec gazes longingly up at The Muckers


Craig of Cold Fronts snags a few brewskis.


Oakley Munson peeks in on Alec, Miranda and Shaun at the Our Wicked Lady rooftop


Oakley and Jenn interrupted during a serious conversation.


Alec and Julia getting loose as Parker considers his future.


Alec flirts with Jacob and Crista as Craig tries to understand a joke he heard earlier.


Patton and Zach making moves on The Muckers after the show


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