If you want to be affected, then pay attention. The Body is a genre-flexible hardcore duo who have just put out a new LP, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer. Now you will have a chance to have your bones rattled by their live show as they tour North America! See the full list of tour dates below.

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The Body are known for their intense, abrasive live shows, whose waves of dissonance create an abiding dread or an overwhelming sense of terror. They create a volume of sound almost unfathomable from a duo and are unaffected by instrument choice: guitar and drums, or keyboard and synthesizers. Inventive producers, the duo expand their recorded sound palate with regular contributions from the likes of Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir), and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), arranged with help of longtime engineers Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Machines With Magnets). Wolpert’s ethereal calls and Eberle’s vicious growl are augmented by Lingua Ignota’s Kristin Hayter, whose impassioned voice features on the viscerally emotional “nothing stirs.” On “sickly heart of sand,” vocal tradeoffs between King and Hayter’s are punctuated with the howls of Uniform’s Michael Berdan. With The Body’s keen sense of balance, the ferociousness of these extreme performances are underpinned by the elegance of string swells and pensive, even melodies from a lone piano.

For The Body, any source of inspiration is fair game to achieve their distinct atmosphere of unbearable dread, pain, and sadness. “Partly alive” places rolling drum figures, commonly found in pop, and transforms them with a backdrop of horns, skittering synthetic hi hats, and pitched feedback. The oppressive groove of “an urn” pulls beat arrangement and melodic ideas from disparate electronic influences. Their eclectic sampling choices are both musical and literary from singjay star Eek-A-Mouse to a reading of Bohumil Hrabal to the Clarice Lispector quote on the album’s artwork and beyond. The album title, an excerpt of Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter, is an apt moniker for the pervasive themes of loss, desperation and loneliness throughout. Carefully selected samples and literary references bolster the album’s emotional heft. I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer proves how truly adventurous and diverse a creative force The Body has become. The Body continue to push the boundaries and definition of what is heavy music, their ingenuity unparalleled. (source: Thrilljockey)

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The Body Tour

6/25 – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg, MB
6/26 – The Aquarium, Fargo, ND
6/27 – Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
6/28 – The Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
6/29 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
6/30 – Deluxx Fluxx, Detriot, MI
7/01 – Spirit Lodge, Pittsburgh, PA
7/03 – The Garrison, Toronto, ON
7/04 – La Vitrola, Montreal, QC
7/05 – Great Scott, Allston, MA
7/7 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
7/10 – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
7/11 – Black Cat Backstage, Washington, DC
7/12 – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA
7/13 – The Pinhook, Durham, NC
7/14 – The Purple Buffalo, Charleston, SC
7/15 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
7/16 – Crowbar, Tampa, FL
7/17 – Gramps, Miami, FL
7/18 – Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
7/20 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
7/21 – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken, Little Rock, AR
7/23 – Club Dada, Dallas, TX
7/24 – Satellite Bar, Houston, TX
7/25 – Barracuda, Austin, TX
7/27 – Sister, Albuquerque, NM
7/28 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
7/29 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
7/31 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
8/01 – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
8/02 – Blue Lamp, Sacramento, CA
8/03 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR

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