Thursday, June 17, 2010
Baltimore's favorite thrash-surf trio Dope Body are getting really close to a new full length, as lead singer Andrew Laumann passed along a few new tracks to me yesterday. As expected, they have blasted my insides with their tainted and scuzzed-out energies, and I for one am stoked for the new release. Hear for yourself below.
"Enemy Outta Me" begins with a testament as to why this band is a must, as a guitar is twisted and morphed to produce sounds typically heard in industrial graveyards. It's a scorching reminder as to how Dope Body is doing something totally new, yet are still paying homage to their predecessors with sounds of endearment.
This is not for the light-hearted, but you probably already figured them out with a name like Dope Body. The new album couldn't come any sooner, but you can catch these guys this weekend with a slew of other local favorites. This Saturday at the Natural History Museum you'll find Dope Body accompanied by Weekends, Teenage Souls, Peer Pressure, and Rapdragons. Get ready to sweat, a lot.
Peep some footage of Dope Body at last year's Whartscape below.