Home Body To Release SPIRITUS on 4/26, Announce U.S. Tour Dates and Share New Video for 'DNA'
Home Body will release their new album Spiritus on April 26 via via Feeding Tube Records and Peace & Rhythm (pre-order). The official video for the "DNA, the first single from the forthcoming release premiered at Audiofemme along with an exclusive interview with the band. About the video Audiofemme says, "Home Body's new music video for 'DNA' explores so-called traditional values and gender bias through the lens of the stereotypical heteronormative relationship. The backbeat feels like a date night groove, with Haley Morgan's voice treading softly overhead. Morgan and Eric Hnatow have been making music together in and around Western Massachusetts for over 13 years, and the cohesion is easy to hear; 'DNA' doesn't take a while to wind up, it moves confidently, with the maturity of shared experience."
About the song the band adds:
Over the course of making Spiritus we experienced several large losses in our close friend group and well as our biological families, including both of Eric parents. Watching people we love suffer and face the reality of death, and supporting close friends through their journeys with grief, has certainly shifted our relationship to life and living. It feels even more important now that we prioritize matters of the heart and spirit, aligning our time and energy in pursuit of joy and connection. 'DNA' was written while thinking about inherited trauma and resiliency, curiosity about our ancestors, recognizing our biological gifts, and cycles of life and death. We worked with Patty Bella Gone on the creation of this music video. We became big fans of Patty after seeing their video work 'Painted Dreams,' which poetically connected soap operas with professional sports, gender, memory, and consumerism. Many important personal objects are featured in the video, anchoring our own realities within the skewed world of the video, imagining alternate realities where we are simultaneously gods and pawns.
Home Body have also announce a US tour in support of Spirtius which kicks off this Friday.The tour will include performances in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chapel Hill, Chicago as well as performances as SXSW and Savannah Stopover. All upcoming shows are listed below.
Fever-pop duo Home Body ignores convention with their vivid blend of electronic, new wave, and experimental pop music, performed from the gut with wild abandon and art-school-cool theatricality. Balancing textured layers of juicy synthesizers, gritty beats, and tectonic bass with spirited, stormy vocals, synthesist Eric Hnatow and vocalist Haley Morgan create a visceral sonic landscape that feels equal parts cosmic, fleshy and electric. Emerging from the vibrant Western Mass music scene, Home Body plays with form and improvisation while retaining a dreamy pop sensibility and demanding presence. Live, the duo punctuates their sound with dance and DIY manual light manipulation, reaching beyond their performance to create a high-vibration spectacle that is buzzing with soul, shadow, and depth.
Sweethearts for over thirteen years, Hnatow and Morgan have been making music as Home Body since 2011. The duo's chemistry and unique sound have garnered an enthusiastic fan base throughout New England and beyond. Drawing comparisons to The Knife, Bjork, Sylvan Esso, and early Eurythmics, Home Body has performed close to 400 shows across North America since their inception, supporting acts such as Dan Deacon, Boy Harsher, Marco Benevento, And The Kids, Guerilla Toss, Pumarosa, TEEN and Downtown Boys. In addition to releasing their debut full length In Real Life on Feeding Tube Records, and a follow-up EP Guts (2014), the duo has scored fashion shows and dance performances and has made music for films and commercials.
Home Body Tour Dates
02.22 - Harrisburg, PA @ Maennerchor
02.23 - Philly, PA @ Dustbunny
02.24 - Baltimore, MD @ Holy Underground
02.25 - Washington DC @ Comet Ping Pong
02.26 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery5
02.27 - Greenville, NC @ Whirligig Stage
02.28 - Charollette, NC @ Snug Harbor
03.01 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03.02 - Greenville, NC @ Great Wolf
03.05 - Asheville, NC @ Static Age
03.07 - Athens, GA @ The Mill
03.08 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03.09 - Orlando, FL @ The Nook
03.12-16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.17 - Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
03.20 - Nashville, TN @ The 1917
03.21 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
03.22 - St. Louis, MO @ Screwed Arts Collective
03.23 - Indianapolis, IN @ State St Pub
03.24 - Chicago, IL@ Owl Bar
03.25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Shake Shack
03.26 - Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex
03.28 - Jamestown, NY @ The Beer Snob
03.29 - Ithaca, NY @ Ithaca Underground
03.30 - Albany, NY @ Savoy
photo by Anja Schutz