Ian Svenonius’ ESCAPE-ISM shares “Bodysnatcher” from new album, The Lost Record, due 7th September on Merge Records + UK tour dates

September 2, 2018

Alexandra Cabral



Shares new single, “Bodysnatcher

The Lost Record is out 7th September on Merge Records

UK tour dates in September
inc. London’s Moth Club on 13th September


Escape-ism shares “Bodysnatcher,” the second film-45 snatched from the upcoming long-player by that beneath-the-underground sin-sation. Only ten months after he provided us with an Introduction to Escape-ism, mythic rock ’n’ roll provocateur / theorist / revolutionary Ian Svenonius is back with The Lost Record, a classic destined to bewitch the minds, hearts, and dancing shoes of any rock ’n’ roll fan who happens to discover it, for as long as such creatures exist.

Watch the music video for “Bodysnatcher” now and reserve The Lost Record on CD, LP, and limited-edition clear Peak Vinyl in the Merge store (get a free autographed 8” × 10” Escape-ism glossy while supplies last) or pre-order through your preferred digital music service.

Directed and co-starring filmmaker and Escape-ism collaborator Alexandra Cabral, “Bodysnatcher” is a poignant examination of the politics behind erotic abduction, Stockholm syndrome, ideological indoctrination, psychic seduction, love on the rocks, and eros on the coast.

Escape-ism chanteur Ian Svenonius elucidates:
“Bodysnatcher” takes its name from the paranoid classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which cast communist influence as an outer space invasion. The body snatcher is a kind of mythic folk figure who represents the threat or the allure of total romantic or ideological takeover and surrender.”


Check out the previously released video for “Nothing Personal” now, and be sure to catch an Escape-ism show near you!
Escape-ism on tour:
Sep 07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 08 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
Sep 13 London, UK – Moth Club
Sep 14 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sep 15 York, UK – The Crescent
Sep 16 Manchester, UK – The Peer Hat
Sep 17 Margate, UK – Tom Thumb Theatre
Sep 18 Brighton, UK – The Rose Hill

Oct 06 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Ballroom^
Oct 12 Lake Perris, CA – Desert Daze (Oct. 12-14)
Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Oct 21 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry#
Oct 22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel#
Oct 23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse#
Oct 31 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall%
* w/ No Age, Shopping
^ w/ Martin Rev, Roya
# w/ Thee Oh Sees
% w/ Shannon and the Clams
1. The Lost Record
2. Nothing Personal
3. I’m a Lover (at Close Range)
4. (I’m Gonna) Bite the Hand That Feeds
5. Bodysnatcher
6. The Feeling’s Mutual
7. I Don’t Know Where Those Words Have Been
8. Exorcist Stairs
9. You Darken My Night
10. Alphabet’s Gotta Be Changed
11. Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day
12. What Sign (Was Frankenstein)​







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