The Body & OAA announce debut collaborative album
Enemy of Love
Out 18 February
The Body have announced a new collaborative album with electronic artist OAA, Enemy of Love, which is out 18 February. The album comes after a litany of acclaimed collaborations, including 2021’s lauded BIG|BRAVE collaboration Leaving None But Small Birds, as well as an OAA remix track on The Body’s 20th anniversary retrospective release Remixed.
Along with the album’s announcement, The Body & OAA have shared their first single “Barren of Joy” which features a guest vocal appearance by Dylan Walker (Full of Hell, Sightless Pit).
“Barren of Joy” is a colossal creation, immediately showcasing this fearless energy to the expressive nature of this vast ensemble. Obscure elements manipulate the crushing soundscape which just continues to grow with this vital direction. A fierce landscape that intensifies throughout it’s journey, sharp tones and this growing anxiety-laden passages that gravitate the audience into the centre of it’s visceral atmosphere. The first single showcases the strength of the collaborative forces, a single release not for the faint-hearted!
In keeping with their penchant for veering in new directions, The Body’s work with producer OAA (aka AJ Wilson) doubles down on the duo’s sonic excavations at the nexus of electronic, noise, and heavy music. Together, their percussive onslaught churns beneath a single mass of impossible magnitude that lurches and stutters as its gears grind in perpetual struggle. The Body drummer Lee Buford’s signature obliterated volleys set a steady pace which Wilson bolsters with a multitude of rhythmic clicks, thuds and synthesizer squeals. Guitarist and vocalist Chip King pours a cornucopia of volcanic noise-laden textures atop the throb, driving each piece to the absolute brink. Wilson adeptly straddles the line between Buford and King, creating a provocative syncopating interplay as well as employing abrasive samples and synth that entirely blur the boundaries of King’s guitar and howl. The combination of the three is equal parts harrowing and intoxicating.
Following the release of Enemy of Love, The Body will be touring throughout North America, including a collaborative set with Uniform at Oblivion Access Festival in Austin.
The Body & OAA – Enemy of Love tracklist
3. Hired Regard
4. Fortified Tower
5. Obsessed Luxury
6. Conspiracy Privilege
7. Barren of Joy
8. Miserable Freedom
9. Ignorant Messiah
10. Docile Gift
The Body U.S. tour dates
May 5 – Oakland, CA – Crybaby
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
May 7 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
May 8 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
May 9 – Tucson, AZ – Groundworks
May 10 – Albuquerque – Sister
May 13-15 – Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Festival
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – 529
May 18 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 19 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
May 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
May 22 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia
May 24 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
May 25 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
May 27 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
May 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
May 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
May 31 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Jun. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
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