The Body


 The Body

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The Body By Sam Gehrke
By Sam Gehrke
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By Sam Gehrke
The Body
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Press statement

The Body will release their most ambitious album to date, I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longeron the 11th May through Thrill Jockey. On their follow up to 2016’s acclaimed No One Deserves Happiness, the Portland duo of Lee Buford and Chip King conjure the sublime from the unexpected by turning their compositional approach on its head, choosing to build the record on their own samples rather than recording the basic tracks of drums and guitars and processing those.

The album features regular collaborators; Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), and longtime engineers Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Machines With Magnets), as well as guest performances by Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), and Michael Berdan (Uniform).

The Body will be touring Europe this spring with Lightning Bolt including a collaborative set with Thou at Roadburn, and plan to tour throughout the U.S. this summer – see live dates below.

Sat 28/04/2018 DE Leipzig UT Connewitz w/ Lightning Bolt
Sun 29/04/2018 DE Berlin Festsaal kreuzberg w/ Lightning Bolt
Mon 30/04/2018 DE Hamburg Uebel & Gefaehrlich w/ Lightning Bolt
Tue 01/05/2018 NL Amsterdam Paradiso Noord w/ Lightning Bolt 
Wed 02/05/2018 LUX Luxembourg Rotondes w/ Lightning Bolt
Thu 03/05/2018 DE Mannheim Forum 
Fri 04/05/2018 BE Liege La Zone 
Sat 05/05/2018 GR Athens The Temple w/ Uniform 
Sun 06/05/2018 BE Brussels Botanique w/ Iceage 
Mon 07/05/2018 UK London The Garage w/ Lightning Bolt 
The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer
1. The Last Form Of Loving
2. Can Carry No Weight
3. Partly Alive
4. The West Has Failed
5. Nothing Stirs
6. Off Script
7. An Urn
8. Blessed, Alone
9. Sickly Heart Of Sand
10. Ten Times A Day, Every Day, A Stranger
Pre-order I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer:
Listen to The Body’s “Nothing Stirs”:

“Sounds like a rave in a collapsing black hole.” – METAL HAMMER

“…who the hell else sounds like The Body? No one.” – NOISEY

“Brutal and beautiful… everyone from The Haxan Cloak to The Bug wants to cut a record with these creeps.” – BANDCAMP

“The Body’s chameleon adaptations reveal layers of their talent.” – NEW NOISE

“A riot of sound so aggressive it would make John Zorn blush” – PITCHFORK