The Body and Sandworm releasing split, touring together and separately (dates, streams)
by Ian Chainey
Sludgesters The Body‘s 2014 M.O. to Voltron with vicious bands across the continent has brought them back to their former homebase, Providence, Rhode Island. It’s there that they’ve found Sandworm, a raw USBM duo who play their music in the spirit of the sand-blasted terrains of the desert. We’re streaming a track from their forthcoming split with the Body on Invisible Oranges and had this to say about the micro-sized flayer:
On this track, Sandworm are black metal simplicity and ingenuity incarnate: a few good riffs, a steady beat, and fried vocals. Yet “Desert Warfare” is also teeming with ideas, be it the meter-shifting digressions or the way the guitar crashes around the mix, creating a charged atmosphere presaging bolts of lightning. In under two minutes, Sandworm nail the black metal particulars while also forming a universe that opens up on closer inspection. You lose yourself in the replays. Neat. Also, yeah, bleak.
The Body/Sandworm split is out via Thrill Jockey on October 21 (preorder). It contains one, side-long Body track and a heaping helping of concise cutters from Sandworm. You can stream “Desert Warfare” below.
The split will actually be dropped in a middle of The Body and Sandworm’s tour. The jaunt through the western half of North America will run through locations like Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles. Sandworm will actually get things rolling in the East, too, hitting NYC’s the Acheron on September 23. Advance tickets and support slots are still to come. You can check out the full tour slate for both bands below, including the Body’s stop at Southwest Terror Fest. Hopefully the Body have a functioning ride by then.
All of the dates are listed, along with streams of Sandworm’s “Desert Warfare” and the Body’s 2013 compilation, below.
Sandworm/The Body — 2014 Tour Dates
10/3 Seattle, WA – Highline
10/4 Vancouver – The Astoria
10/5 Portland, OR – Slabtown
10/7 Oakland, CA – Night Light
10/8 San Francisco, CA – El Rio
10/9 Fresno, CA – Love Captive
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Hippie Desert
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – Hippie Desert
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – Hippie Desert
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star Bar
10/14 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
10/15 San Bernandino, CA – Black Flame
10/16 San Diego, CA – Che Cafe
10/17 Phoenix, AZ – 51 West
10/19 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10/20 Denver, CO – Mutiny Info Cafe
Sandworm — 2014 Additional Dates
9/23 NYC – The Acheron
9/26 Columbus, OH – The Summit w/ Cosmic Moon, Slave House
9/27 Grand Rapids, MI – The Bunker
9/28 Chicago, IL – Emporium w/ Unmanned Ship, The Hanging Gardens, Crown Larks
9/30 Minneapolis, MN – The Rat Hole
10/23 Austin, TX – The Boneyard
10/25 New Orleans, LA – Community Records Block Party
10/27 Greensboro, NC – @ Fantasy U.L.
10/28 Philly, PA – Mill Creek Tavern w/ Worth
The Body — 2014 Additional Dates
10/18 Tucson, AZ – Southwest Terror Fest ^
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed ^
10/22 Boise, ID – Crazy Horse ^