TMF Exclusive: Free new Dope Body track
We are proud to present to you, the discerning reader, a brand spanking new track from the Baltimore punksters Dope Body - so here is 'Weird Mirror' for all you lovely folks to download, taken fresh from the upcoming LP Natural History, due out June 4th via Drag City. Grab it here (right click and select Save link as...)
Dope Body formed in December 2008 Baltimore as an experiment in musical instincts, jamming and writing the simplest one-part/one-riff/one-minute songs that were the first thing to come to mind. They then set up a novelty basement show in this super-small basement, with the great intention of trying to stoke primal hardcore thrash vibes in both the music and audience, which at that point in time was kind of lacking in Baltimore. It was a great mess of an experience with drunken beer flying, shirts tearing, glass breaking, strings snapping, amps frying, cigarette smoke asphyxiating... so much fun that a silent acknowledgement was made: don't stop doing this, something feels too right about it. Dope Body strove to play that kind of show over and over again since then, somehow maintaining a work ethic, being fairly prolific without the threat of taking themselves too seriously.
Natural History is Dope Body in possession of what might be their most commercially accessible album ever – especially if your idea of "commercially accessible" is Half-Machine Lips Moves/Psychic, Powerless…/or "Salad Days"-era punk. They have well and truly honed their own off-kilter sound, replete with heavy walls of rhythm, raw electronics and vocals that grunt and yelp with an animalistic ferocity.
The band are set to appear this October at the 10th anniversary celebration of Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, happening from the 19th until the 21st.