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Body/Head – New 7″, East Coast Dates This Week, Melbourne In January

By Gerard on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Just a reminder that earlier this week we released a new 7″ from Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s Body/Head, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”. It’s in stores now or available direct from Matador.

In addition, Body/Head have a series of Eastern USA appearances starting this week, following by a performance at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival in January :

Thursday, November 6 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Friday, November, 7 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Vanessa Rossetto)
Saturday, November, 8 – Boston Hassle Fest 6, Cusine En Local, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 15 – Kings Barcade, Raleigh NC (a benefit for NARAL Pro Choice NC)
Saturday, January, 24 – Sugar Mountain Festival, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne AUS

Coming November 4 : Body/Head – “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”

By Gerard on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

On November 4, we’ll be releasing a new 7″ from Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”.  Preorders are being accepted now at The Matador Store.

While some of you might’ve caught news of Kim’s upcoming book, ‘Girl In A Band : A Memoir’ (Harper/Collins) yesterday, there’s a some upcoming Body/Head dates you might’ve missed in the process :

Thursday, November 6 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Friday, November 7 - Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Saturday, November 8 – Boston Hassle Fest 6, Cusine En Local, Boston MA
Saturday, November 15 – Kings Barcade, Raleigh NC (a benefit for NARAL Pro Choice NC)

 

 

THIS WEEKEND: PRIMAVERA SOUND 2014

By Rian on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

We have not one, not two but SIX bands on the roster playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend. Set times for all below, in CET.

Thursday, May 29th
Glasser 6:35-7:20pm, Pitchfork Stage
Majical Cloudz 8:55-9:45pm Pitchfork Stage
Queens of the Stone Age 11:00pm- 12:05am, Heineken Stage

Friday May 30th
Body/Head 8:45-9:45pm, Auditori Rockdelux Stage
Darkside 1:00-2:00am, Ray Ban Stage
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust 10:25-11:20pm, Vice Stage (streaming live here)

Familiar faces and sounds in the line-up include Spoon, Mogwai, The Mark Eitzel Ordeal and Cold Cave.

VIDEO : The Weekly Feed In Conversation With Body/Head

By Gerard on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Weekly Feed’s Kyle Meredith traveled to Knoxville, TN to chat with Body/Head‘s Kim Gordon and Bill Nace at The Big Ears Festival. NOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T ACTUALLY WANT TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW AND NEED AN EASY QUOTE FOR A “NEWS” ITEM : Kim insists Sonic Youth never had “radio hits” (YOU’RE WELCOME!)

Saturday May 3 : Body/Head at NYC’s Poetry Project (St. Mark’s Church)

By Gerard on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

(hey, it’s a Body/Head flyer for a show other than the one plugged below!)

Tomorrow night at the Sanctuary Of St. Mark’s Church (131 E. 10th St.), Body/Head will be appearing alongside authors Sheila Heti, Hilton Als,  and Mira Gonzalez in a night curated by Eileen Myles.  Tickets are $20 in advance and all proceeds benefit The Poetry Project.

Primavera Sound 2014

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.

Xmas Gift To You: Body/Head “Last Mistress” Remix

By Nils on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Yours for the t(we)aking: A phenomenal 14-minute remix of “Last Mistress” from Body/Head‘s Coming Apart LP (on New York Times and Spin‘s Best Of 2013 lists, among others), by Jake Meginsky. Play loud.

Click here to download (mp3)

VIDEO : Body/Head with Ikue Mori, Issue Project Room, Nov. 13

By Gerard on Friday, November 29th, 2013

video courtesy Windows Have Eyes. More footage here.

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.

Out Today : Body/Head – ‘Coming Apart’ double LP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Pitchfork‘s Marc Masters has called Body/Head’s ‘Coming Apart’, “intoxicating”. Tiny Mix Tapes cites the album’s “unusual synergy, exploration, and focus”, while the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff writes, “there are no wrong notes on ‘Coming Apart’. Nor is there a possibility of any.” Today, you can formulate your own opinion with the format of your choice ; the new album from the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace is in stores (or in some instances, in your mailboxes), and Body/Head will kick off their global touring tonight at Brooklyn’s Union Pool.

US
Tue-Sep-10 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
Thu-Sep-12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Fri-Sep-13 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sat-Sep-14 San Diago, CA San Diego Music Thing (feat. presentation by Kim)
Thu-Sep-19 Portland, OR TBA : 13, Portland Institute Of Contemporary Art
Sat-Sep-21 Lexington, KY Boomslang Festival
Tue-Sep-24 Chicago, IL Museum of Contemporary Art
Wed-Sep-25 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Tue-Oct-01 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed-Oct-02 Augusta, GA Westobou Festival- Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sat-Oct-05 New York, NY The New Yorker Festival
White Magic & Bad News support 9/12

Europe
Sunday, October 20 Amplifest, Porto (Portugal)
Tuesday, October 22 ZDB, Lisbon (Portugal)
Wednesday, October 23 Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg (Germany)
Thursday, October 24 Spazio 211, Torino (Italy)
Friday, October 25 Covo, Bologna (Italy)
Saturday, October 26 Serendipity, Foligno (Italy)
Sunday, October 27 Bloom, Milano (Italy)
Tuesday, October 29 La Cartonnerie, Reims (France)
Wednesday, October 30 La Poudriere, Belfort (France)
Thursday, October 31 La Centrifugeuse, Pau (France)
Friday, November 01 Ninkasi Kao, Lyon (France)
Saturday, November 02 Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
Tuesday, November 05 Bi Nuu, Berlin (Germany)
Wednesday, November 06 Salon, Istanbul (Turkey)
Friday, November 08 Unlimited Festival, Wels (Austria)
Sunday, November 10 Cafe Oto, London (United Kingdom)

order ‘Coming Apart’ from The Matador Store, Amazon or iTunes.

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Body/Head – ‘Coming Apart’ streaming today at Pitchfork Advance

By Gerard on Monday, September 2nd, 2013

‘Coming Apart’ ; the new 2XLP/CD/digital album from Body/Head, aka Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, is streaming today at Pitchfork Advance, prior to the September 10 release date. Mojo’s Stevie Chick has likened ‘Coming Apart’ to “70 minutes of drone, feedback amp-noise and guitar squall that swings between abstract beauty and rolling turmoil…freeform and improvisational, it’s peaks are primal and powerful.”  The bad news is that Stevie penned the review too late for our sticker copy ; the good news is that you’ll be able to find the album in the abstract beauty bin of your local record shop (or failing that, the rolling turmoil department).   The Wire’s Phil Freeman calls ‘Coming Apart’, “just the thing for listeners who always found Sonic Youth too timid and bound to rock convention,” though we hope he and his publishers do not mind that we’ve edited his quote to read “…just the the thing. For listeners”.

preorder ‘Coming Apart’ from The Matador Store|

Body/Head’s upcoming dates are below ;
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Body/Head (Kim Gordon and Bill Nace) Announce New Tour Dates

By Nils on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Body/Head, Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s improvisatory guitar duo, are playing several dates this fall in support of their Matador debut album, Coming Apart, available for pre-order HERE. The first batch are below, but watch this space for more fall dates at unexpected venues and events.

Tue Sep 10    Brooklyn, NY    Union Pool
Thu Sep 12    Los Angeles, CA    The Echo
Fri Sep 13    San Diego, CA     San Diego Music Thing (featured presentation by Kim)
Sat Sep 14    San Diego, CA    The Casbah
Sat Sep 21    Lexington, KY    Boomslang Festival
Tue Sep 24    Chicago, IL    Museum of Contemporary Art
Wed Sep 25    Detroit, MI    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Wed Oct 02    Augusta GA    Westobou Festival – Sacred Heart Cultural Center

As previously announced, Coming Apart is out on Matador Sep 10 (Sep 16 in UK/Europe).

Additionally, Bill Nace will be playing the following shows:

Thu July 18
Steve Baczkowski/Bill Nace duo with Tamio Shirashi
JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Thu July 25
Jake Meginsky/Bill Nace/Vic Rawlings Trio
Montague Bookmill, Montague MA

Sat Aug 31
Paul Flaherty/Bill Nace duo
Stanhope House, Stanhope NJ

Check out some of Bill’s other projects at his Open Mouth Records.

Kim Gordon will also have an exhibition of her visual art, Design Office Since 1980, opening at White Columns gallery in New York on September 7 and running through October 19.

Body/Head – ‘Coming Apart’ double LP / CD – coming September 10

By The Management on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

(photograph by Annabel Mehran)

Body/Head are an electric guitar duo comprised of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc.) The pair began working together in various loose formats a few years ago, but the Body/Head concept evolved more specifically in early 2012.

Initially their approach was almost entirely instrumental — lattices of interwoven feedback rainbows, with bits recalling everyone from Heldon to Keiji Haino. They usually performed against a backdrop of slow-motion film projection, creating a dream narrative of undeniable power and visionary reach. Kim’s voice began creeping into the mix soon after, and the vocals now have become an intrinsic part of their musical architecture. They have even started writing and playing “songs” now, compositionally distinct from their purely aleatory origins, but still featuring lots of built-in improvisational space.

Body/Head have also worked with guest artists since their inception. An early session with Michael Morley of The Dead C resulted in the Body/Gate/Head LP ‘Glare Luring Yo’, and live collaborations with Ikue Mori. Ikue has been focusing on electronics as her primary instrument in the decades since the end of her groundbreaking trio DNA, but Kim was able to talk her into trying drums again, and the results have been astounding. Ikue’s percussion grounds the spirals of guitar and vocals with its strong central pulse, allowing everybody to achieve greater heights of musical/visual disorientation.

Body/Head have thus far recorded a single for Dennis Tyfuss’ Ultra Eczema Editions, a tour EP for Nace’s own Open Mouth Productions, and released their collaboration with Morley through Feeding Tube Records. Their next release , ‘Coming Apart’, will be issued as a double LP /CD/digital album by Matador Records on September 10 (September 16 in the United Kingdom and Europe)

preorder ‘Coming Apart’ from The Matador Store