BODIES OF WATER will be going on tour in support of their upcoming release, “A Certain Feeling,” in stores 7/22. See you there!
07/17/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (CD Release Show)
08/07/08 Chicago, IL – Schubas
08/09/08 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
08/10/08 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
08/12/08 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
08/13/08 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
08/15/08 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
08/16/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/17/08 Wasington D.C., – Black Cat Backstage
08/18/08 Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon St. Annex
08/19/08 Indianapolis, IN – Locals Only
08/23/08 Los Angeles, CA – Sunset Junction Street Festival
One year after self-releasing the acclaimed “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink,” Bodies of Water have created another full-length offering. “A Certain Feeling,” their first record for Secretly Canadian, was written, arranged and recorded in David & Meredith Metcalf’s house in the Northeast L.A. neighborhood of Highland Park.
The strains that one can hear running through all of Bodies of Water’s music are fully exhibited here; instantly familiar melodies, rich harmonic color, expansively deft arrangements, and compositions that ebb, flow, and double back on themselves in cathartic synchronicity. Though no two songs sound entirely similar, it’s a cohesive collection that comes out feeling like the anthemic prog/gospel/psychedelic/kraut-tribal movie score that Ennio Morricone and Phil Spector never got around to collaborating on. The choral hugeness that typified “Ears Will Pop” still rears it’s emphatic head, only here its more often held in reserve as we marinate in each movement before being pulled along into the next passage of the narrative.
“A Certain Feeling” is the sound of a band carving out an ever-evolving, but distinct aesthetic niche for themselves. Steve Reich organ figures blend into a Wagner meets Sabbath riff. A shape-note choir is dropped into the midst of an Upsetters/ESG jam. Musique concrete meanderings beget Velvet Underground plodding that escalates into a five-time tropicalia workout. In spite of (or because of) the record’s breadth, its easy to see the group’s fingerprints all over. The singing, playing, compositions, lyrical themes (obsessive meta-physicality/spiritual surrender/human frailty) are unmistakably Bodies of Water’s. “A Certain Feeling” is a step forward, but assuredly filled with the same beautiful urgency that we have come to expect from them.
“A Certain Feeling” will be released on 7/22/08, and Bodies of Water will be headlining a celebration of the record with a concert at the Echo on July 7/17/08 in Los Angeles.
Please preview the album with the unbelievably grand Under the Pines
Rolling Stone’s new music blog “Breaking” has a live video of BODIES OF WATER doing “Doves Circled The Sky” (from their debut Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink).
Also, director Grant Wenzlau has posted to Youtube the music video he did for the song “I Heard It Sound”.
Los Angeles-based Bodies of Water will be returning to the road in March and April in support of their critically acclaimed self-released debut “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink”. A majority of the dates will be with Sons & Daughters, while others will be done with the Castanets, Phosphorescent, and the Bowerbirds.
02/01/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Castanets
03/08/08 Norman, OK – The Opolis w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/10/08 Denton, TX – The Cavern w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/17/08 Atlanta, GA – The EARL w/ Citay + Sons and Daughters
03/18/08 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Sons and Daughters
03/21/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Sons and Daughters
03/22/08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Sons and Daughters
03/23/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Sons and Daughters
03/24/08 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs w/ Sons and Daughters
03/25/08 Montreal, QC – La Salla Rossa w/ Sons and Daughters
03/26/08 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ Sons and Daughters
03/28/08 Chicago, IL – Double Door w/ Sons and Daughters
03/29/08 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater w/ Sons and Daughters
03/31/08 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive w/ Sons and Daughters
04/01/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/03/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos w/ Sons and Daughters
04/04/08 Vancouver, BC – Richard’s on Richard’s w/ Sons and Daughters
04/05/08 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/07/08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sons and Daughters
Released on Bodies of Water’s own Thousand Tongues label, “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink” had previously been available only at live shows, through digital retailers and on the band’s website. The album’s distribution will be expanded as Secretly Canadian helps Thousand Tongues make the album available to all good record shops internationally on January 22nd. The band’s first release for Secretly Canadian — the band’s second full-length — will happen in the summer of 2008.
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