Free Body Language EP!
October 16th, 2010 • Introducing
We’ve been in love with Body Language for a while now, and have kept a beady eye on their progress since they played a Laissez Faire Club / RethinkPopMusic showcase at New York’s Studio @ Webster Hall just over a year ago (with The Vanguard and Ambassadors).
The Brooklyn based quartet play gorgeous, groovy and hip-shaking electro / disco pop, replete with soulful vocals from lead singer Angelica Bess. It’s not always rave o’clock, however, there are your blissed out, comedown songs, which show the versatility you’d associate with great, essential pop band.
If we’re going to pigeon hole, they can be filed next to the likes of Cut Copy, Metronomy, Primary 1 and Friendly Fires. That’s the league they’re in, certainly on the strength of their material we’ve heard (as well as their their party-starting live shows), and it’s a tad baffling to us they’re still relatively under the radar. Their 2009 EP, Speaks, contained some of our favourite and most listened to tracks of last year (Huffy Ten Speed, Sandwiches, Work This City), and have featured regularly in our DJ sets around London town.
They’ve just released a new 4-track EP entitled Social Studies, which is available to download for free via Bandcamp (see below). The new tracks pick up where the old ones left off, and if anything they’re more confident, sassy and exuberant. Falling Out, with it’s bouncy synths and rather monstrous hook, is currently ‘on repeat’ over here and seems tailor-made for dancefloors across the globe. At the very least they’re likely to be lighting up the blogosphere before too long, and weaving their way into the consciousness of many a muso. If you reside in New York, they’re playing a series of shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn before the year’s up.