by Doug Moore

The Body

The Body are having a busy year. They've signed with Thrill Jockey, toured (including a two-night stand at the Acheron), and confirmed an appearance at next year's Gilead Media fest. Their Thrill Jockey debut, Christs, Redeemers, comes out on October 15. We've debuted a video for "An Altar or a Grave" -- one of the strongest cuts on the new record -- over at Invisible Oranges. From our writeup:

The video is about either someone being drowned or having their weighted corpse dumped deep water; either way, the blurred fluttering of the occasional milky-white hand jutting from the bundle of sinking, sodden rags says too much, about awful things. The string and vocal melodies interwoven throughout the bands plodding, toxic riffs simply drive home the feeling of despair and claustrophobia that exists in the silent, heavy tomb beneath the surface.

The band has also announced a run of North American dates, including a Halloween show at Saint Vitus (which will undoubtedly be pretty weird) and a show with Neurosis in Portland in late November (which will undoubtedly be pretty awesome; tix). Tickets for the Saint Vitus show will be on sale soon via Ticketfly.

All dates are listed, along with those videos, below...


The Body tour dates
Oct. 15th - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Oct. 16th - Arcata, CA - Mex n' Wow
Oct. 17th - Portland, OR - The Know
Oct. 19th - Seattle, WA - The Highline
Oct. 23rd - Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon w/ False
Oct. 24th - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle w/ Oozing Wound
Oct. 25th - Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Free Space
Oct. 26th - Columbus, OH - The Summit
Oct. 27th - Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop
Oct 29th - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Pissgrave, Krieg, Drums Like Machine Guns
Oct. 30th - Providence, RI - Machines With Magnets
Oct. 31st - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
Nov. 3rd - New Orleans, LA - The Mushroom
Nov. 4th - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
Nov. 5th - Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
Nov. 10th - Phoenix, AZ - Wall St.
Nov. 12th - San Diego, CA - The Soda Bar w/ Author and Punisher, Diamond Lakes
Nov. 13th - Santa Monica, CA - Almost Heaven
Nov. 23rd - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater w/ Neurosis, Tragedy, Atriarch


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