Party of the Sun is a folk and psychedelic 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 together in various projects. Throughout his career, McBrien has always had an interest in folk music; 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 has become Party of the Sun.
Lay Low, their debut EP was released in the autumn of 2017 via LA-based independent label Trailing Twelve Records. Two years later, after a series of singles, the band released their debut LP, “Trekker.” Party of the Sun returned in 2020 with Goldenwood, a collection of various writing and producing efforts between fall 2017 and spring 2019.