Party of the Sun
Party of the Sun is an indie folk band from New Hampshire led by songwriter Ethan McBrien and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rory Hurley. Since 2006, both McBrien and Hurley have recorded and performed with funk/rock fusion outfit The Youngest Sun. Throughout his career, McBrien has had interest in folk music as well, writing many songs influenced by the Americana tradition. In the fall of 2015, McBrien and Hurley began recording this material. These collaborative sessions, at McBrien's home, a small sheep farm in Marlborough NH, were the impetus of what would soon become Party of the Sun. The first recordings from Party of the Sun surfaced in summer of 2017 via three singles released on the LA-based independent label Trailing Twelve Records. Lay Low, their debut EP was released in the autumn of 2017.
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Lys Guillorn’s recent sound is best described as “Nancy Sinatra on a grunge bender.” The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Shelton, Connecticut is a stylistic shape-shifter, dipping her blue cowgirl boots in folk and psych-rock. She has two full-length studio records of original material, an oddities collection, and a couple of EPs on her own label Little Cowgirl Records.