Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A version of this post can also be found over at our new section on Impose Magazine.
Above is a picture Dope Body's forthcoming Nupping LP. Yes, that's Frank - the infamous landlord of the Copycat building. Hey there, Frank. Andrew, Dave, and Zach of Dope Body all reside in the Copycat's Penthouse Gallery, and have formed a special bond with Frank.
So much of a kinship as they have decided to put him on the cover of their new record, out next month on Hoss. This fits, as Frank could be considered the Copycat's mascot - representing a giant mess of creatively-inhabited concrete, metal, and hardwood.
The Copycat provides a Baltimore breeding ground for the sort of sounds that push eardrums and boundaries. Dope Body's particular sounds are of the thrash wave variety, an infectious force of manipulated bass, pounding drums, and raucous vocals.
"Bangers and Yos" is the first single off their forthcoming LP called Nupping. While moments recall heavier grunge anthems of the early 90s, there are times this beast is of a much more twisted nature. Guitar sounds are morphed and altered to create skewed beats laced with alien-like noise, but are presented so clean and crisp that it still just makes you want to thrash around wildly.
Dope Body's Nupping hits turntables next month via Hoss. Tour dates after the jump.
DOPE BODY / ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT SPRING 2011 TOUR
2 Providence @ The Soft Approach
3 Boston TBA
4 Brooklyn @ Death By Audio w/ R. Mexico...NUPPING LP RELEASE SHOW!
5 Manhattan @ Cake Shop
6 D.C. @ Red Door
7 Raleigh TBA
8 Greensboro @ WUAG (in-studio session/UNCG)
8 Greensboro @ Legitimate Business
9 Charleston, SC TBA
10 Athens TBA
11 Birmingham TBA
12 Atlanta TBA
13 St. Louis TBA
14 Chicago TBA
15 Madison TBA
16 Chicago TBA
17 Detroit @ The Magic Stick
18 Cleveland TBA
19 Pittsburg @ The Shop
20 Philly TBA
27 Baltimore @ Floristree w/ E.S.M.B and Double Dagger...NUPPING LP RELEASE SHOW!