Phantom Party formed in March 2017 by Joshua Capati and Matthew Slusser. After trying out several drummers, they enlisted Austin Cooper to play. Although he was supposed to be a temporary drummer, the band soon clicked and Cooper insisted on becoming a permanent member. For most of their run, the band has been only the three. Phantom Party played in California twice (their first run happening after only playing three shows in their home state of Arizona.) They opened for small national bands including The Frights and SWMRS, released a music video for their song “Derby Daze, and have had several positive reviews in local press, being described as “Morrissey, backed by the Ventures” in the November 2015 issue of JAVA, a local Arizona music and arts magazine.
The new EP sheds the Morrissey influence and trades reverb for overdrive. 'A Year in Bed' was recorded over one long day with Matt Aldawood. It consists of two songs--"Holy Roller" and "Peach Honeymoon". Most of the EP's instrumental tracks were tracked live in a living room, with the vocals and overdubbed guitars being tracked afterward.
'A Year in Bed' is planned to be released in November 2017.