One of the high points during my annual trip to South by Southwest this year was a Saturday afternoon set from Fort Worth’s War Party.
“Fort Worth’s own War Party, a veritable guarantee of a good time if any band ever was,” I wrote in March. “With goofball banter sandwiched between razor-sharp punk-pop songs, War Party spurred the small, but steadily growing, audience to draw closer to the stage.”
Members Cameron Smith, Peter Marsh, Tyler Moore, Ricky Williford, and Chris Waldon have performed area gigs steadily in support of their latest long player, To Love and Fear It, which was released on local indie label Dreamy Soundz Records in January.
The band has also kept up a steady stream of promotional videos for its new songs, and today, we can officially pull the wraps off the latest clip for Hang On to the Feeling, directed by Bryan Blakely.
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It’s as much a testament to War Party’s skill on stage as it is a valentine to Shipping & Receiving, and by extension, Fort Worth’s ferociously talented creative class.