Albums Caught the Blast
|Record label Fat Cat Records|
Party of One was an indie rock band from Minnesota which released one full-length album, Caught the Blast, on May 27, 2003 on FatCat Records. They also released a single, "Shotgun Funeral", prior to this album, as well as another single, Snap You Like a Twig, on April 20, 2004. The latter single was reviewed favorably by Shoo, a reviewer for Drowned in Sound, who compared it to the music of both Pavement and Ween. He also praised the single's B-side, "Star Sky Sierra", as being even better than the single itself. The band's members were lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Eric Fifteen (Eric Johnson), Geoff McCusick, and bassist Terrika Kleinknecht. Their music has been described as containing "typically confrontational, at times charmingly naïve messages", and as "punk only by historical association." Many critics have also described their music as negative and depressing. Julianne Shepherd has praised Fifteen's voice, which she compares to that of Sean Na Na, while Citypages has written that Fifteen "...models his political discontent with the ease of an immortal psychopath in a reusable bomb vest."
Shotgun FuneralCaught the Blast · 2003
Snap You Like a TwigCaught the Blast · 2003
Baby DollCaught the Blast · 2003