Cover photo by Zac Jones.
It’s been almost three years since the release of the phenomenal «I have fought against it, But I can’t any longer» by The Body, a time-lapse that feels even longer due to the shithole of a year that just ended. Not that the duo has been silent since, as four collaborations and a split were released in the years that followed (more on that at the end of the piece). The upcoming full-length, the band’s eight, is entitled «I’ve Seen All I Need To See». Below, listen to its opener, «A Lament».
According to its press release, the album will find the band “pushing limits and testing the boundaries of the studio to explore the extremes and microtonality of distortion to find its maximal impact.” Unlike its aforementioned predecessor and as «A Lament» above suggests, the new album marks a departure from the electronic heavy compositions and a return to “their core live sound: Buford’s booming, resolute drums paired with King’s obliterated guitar and howl.” Similarly, the stream of collaborative releases gives rise to a sparse use of guests, namely, vocalist/pianist Chrissy Wolpert and vocalist Ben Eberle.
«I’ve Seen All I Need To See» is set for release on January 29 through Thrill Jockey on cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are available here and here. The album was recorded by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets and mastered by Matt Colton of Metropolis Mastering. Below, find a quick recap of the band’s releases in the last two years.
Released independently on September 4, 2020, «I Dont Ever Want To Be Alone» is a collaboration between The Body and MSC (duo formed by the brothers Isaac and Zac Jones of Braveyoung fame) and is available on digital format at this location.
Released by Thrill Jockey on September 4, 2020, «Child Liar / False Floor» is a split between The Body and Kansas trio Bummer.
Released by Sacred Bones on August 16, 2019, «Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back» is the latest collaboration between The Body and Uniform. It is available on cd, digital, and vinyl formats at this location.
Released by Roadburn Records on April 11, 2019, «Everyday, Things Are Getting Worse» is a live recording of the collaborative set by The Body and Thou at the 2018 edition of the Roadburn festival. It can be found on digital format at this location.
Released independently on January 11, 2019, «Whitehorse & The Body» is a collaboration between The Body and Whitehorse. Initially started in 2013, it was almost forgotten until The Body toured Australia in early 2019, prompting the two bands to complete it. It can still be obtained in digital format at this location.