The Body share new video, extend tour

The Body share new video, extend tour
Photo: Angela Owens

Chip King and Lee Buford of sludge metal band The Body wanted to make “the grossest pop album of all time” with No One Deserves Happiness (recently released on Thrill Jockey), and they came close to 80s rarity from Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson, Let’s Have Some Drinks. Despite not out-grossing The Cos and Jacko Wacko, The Body’s album achieved a layered delicacy that mixed heavy themes of pain, despair, and isolation with 80s dance. Now, that’s what I call sludge metal!

The album is out, and you love it. So here’s a fucking music video for “The Fall and the Guilt” (dir. Joe Martinez) for you to watch, and peep those cool-ass dates (they’re coming to your town!) below. Can you believe I saw a music site recently posted tour dates with all that “*%$#” shit and no explanation for them? A good TMT writer doesn’t kiss and tell.

Dates:

04.06.16 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera*
04.07.16 - Brussels, Belgium - Magasin 4*
04.08.16 - Antwerp, Belgium - Het Bos*
04.09.16 - Leeds, UK - Ritual fest @ Canal Mills**
04.11.16 - Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow Cellar*
04.12.16 - Manchester, UK - The Ruby Lounge*
04.13.16 — London, UK - Electric Brixton^
04.14.16 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival^^
04.16.16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - KB18*
04.17.16 - Berlin, Germany - Kantine Am Berghain*
04.18.16 - Prague, Czech Republic - Klub 007*
04.19.16 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk*
04.20.16 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Jubez*
04.21.16 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Gaswerk*
04.23.16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sidecar*
04.24.16 - Madrid, Spain - Moby Dick*
04.25.16 - Lisbon, Portugal - Musicbox*
04.26.16 - Porto, Portugal - Cave 45*
04.27.16 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27*
04.28.16 - Toulouse, France - Le Saint Des Seins*
04.29.16 - Paris, France - L.A. Mecanique Ondulatoire*
04.30.16 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli De Helling*
05.13.16 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
05.14.16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
05.15.16 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
05.17.16 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
05.18.16 - Nashville, TN - The End
05.19.16 - Durham, NC - Moogfest+
05.21.16 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
05.23.16 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
05.24.16 - Washington, DC - The Pinch
05.25.16 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
05.26.16 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
05.27.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
05.28.16 - Pawtucket, RI - Machines with Magnets
05.29.16 - Allston, MA - O’Brien’s Pub
05.30.16 - Montreal, QC - L.A. Vitrola
05.31.16 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee’s
06.02.16 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
06.04.16 - Chicago, IL - Venue TBD
06.05.16 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarters rock & roll Palace
06.06.16 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
06.08.16 - Billings, MT - The Pub Station
06.10.16 - Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge
06.11.16 - Portland, OR - The Know Bar

* Full of Hell (co-headline)
** Conan, 40 Watt Sun, Full of Hell
^ Converge/Bloodmoon, Full of Hell, 40 Watt Sun
^^ Converge, Cult of Luna, Paradise Lost, Full of Hell

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