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BODIES OF WATER “A Certain Feeling” Available for Pre-order Now!

At long last, you can pre-order your very own copy of BODIES OF WATER’s new record, “A Certain Feeling,” which will be in stores 07/22/08.

A free poster will be included with all pre-orders as well as a download code for those who order vinyl.

Order now, HERE!

To celebrate the record, Bodies of Water will be holding a CD release show followed by a string of dates in August and September!

07/17/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (CD Release Show)
08/06/08 Madison, WI – Cafe Montmartre
08/07/08 Chicago, IL – Schubas
08/09/08 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
08/10/08 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
08/12/08 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
08/13/08 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
08/15/08 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
08/16/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/17/08 Wasington D.C., – Black Cat Backstage
08/18/08 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
08/19/08 Indianapolis, IN – Locals Only
08/23/08 Los Angeles, CA – Sunset Junction Street Festival
09/02/08 Vancouver, BC – Media Club w/ Karl Blau
09/03/08 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Karl Blau
09/05/08 Salem, OR – IKE Box w/ Karl Blau
09/07/08 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill w/ Throw Me The Statue
09/09/08 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Throw Me The Statue
09/10/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Throw Me The Statue

BODIES OF WATER to release “A Certain Feeling” this July

One year after self-releasing the acclaimed “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink,” Bodies of Water have created another full-length offering. “A Certain Feeling,” their first record for Secretly Canadian, was written, arranged and recorded in David & Meredith Metcalf’s house in the Northeast L.A. neighborhood of Highland Park. 

The strains that one can hear running through all of Bodies of Water’s music are fully exhibited here; instantly familiar melodies, rich harmonic color, expansively deft arrangements, and compositions that ebb, flow, and double back on themselves in cathartic synchronicity. Though no two songs sound entirely similar, it’s a cohesive collection that comes out feeling like the anthemic prog/gospel/psychedelic/kraut-tribal movie score that Ennio Morricone and Phil Spector never got around to collaborating on. The choral hugeness that typified “Ears Will Pop” still rears it’s emphatic head, only here its more often held in reserve as we marinate in each movement before being pulled along into the next passage of the narrative.

“A Certain Feeling” is the sound of a band carving out an ever-evolving, but distinct aesthetic niche for themselves. Steve Reich organ figures blend into a Wagner meets Sabbath riff. A shape-note choir is dropped into the midst of an Upsetters/ESG jam. Musique concrete meanderings beget Velvet Underground plodding that escalates into a five-time tropicalia workout. In spite of (or because of) the record’s breadth, its easy to see the group’s fingerprints all over. The singing, playing, compositions, lyrical themes (obsessive meta-physicality/spiritual surrender/human frailty) are unmistakably Bodies of Water’s. “A Certain Feeling” is a step forward, but assuredly filled with the same beautiful urgency that we have come to expect from them.

“A Certain Feeling” will be released on 7/22/08, and Bodies of Water will be headlining a celebration of the record with a concert at the Echo on July 7/17/08 in Los Angeles. 

Please preview the album with the unbelievably grand Under the Pines

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

Tig Notaro
Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom

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