Body Parts Share New Single 'People' on SPIN
Los Angeles-based experimental pop group Body Parts will release their highly-anticipated debut album Fire Dream on October 29th via Father/Daughter Records. Album tracklist and cover art below. Pre-order the album here.
The band follows up their contagious "Unavoidable Things" single with the down-tempo ballad "People." Listen to the track over at SPIN, and download the song on iTunes.
Body Parts will play this Saturday (9/21) in Los Angeles for the 75th Annual Chinatown Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Other bands on the bill include The Little Ones and Kan Wakan. More information on the event here.
Body Parts mobilizes a singularly elegant experimental pop idiom to explore the contours of modern devotion and doctrines of self-improvement alongside the immoderate reverberations of remembrance. Weaving together influences as varied as the rationalist prescriptions of the self-made seeker-healer- Scientology mastermind L. Ron Hubbard, the sensual guitar-scapes of Prince, and the haunting vocals and surrealist melodrama of Kate Bush, Ryder Bach and Alina Cutrono form the group's core. Less life coaches and more exquisite shamans, Bach and Cutrono announce attentively written modern mantras in strikingly rich and complex vocal harmony. Bach's lyrics pit the therapeutic logic of contemporary self-help narratives against the persistence of the more ancient and uncontrollable imperative of fate.
In addition to nimble guitar work and impeccable vocals, Bach and Cutrono bring years of experience in theater, dance, and performance to the front flank of Body Parts' robust live show and captivating music videos. The vital rhythmic infrastructure and frankly infectious groove found both live and on the album comes thanks to the formidable duo of Raymond Proudfoot, bass and Taylor Dexter, drums. Newcomer Derek Coburn on keys and synthesizer completes their superlative live sound.