Photo by Mert Gafuroglu
New York art-punks BODEGA have shared the video to ‘Name Escape’. A typically stylish yet tongue-in-cheek visual complete with free-from dancers, the ‘Name Escape’ video was directed by band members Nikki Belfiglio and Ben Hozie and is available to watch HERE.
Of the video, BODEGA’s Ben Hozie says: “Name Escape’ details at-this-moment observations from a night out at the now-defunct (and missed) Bushwick venue Palisades. The Smiths blare out of the P.A. as I chat with people I’ve seen hundreds of times but will never really know. For the advertisement clip of the memory malfunction, Nikki directed us doing big rock hype in a big rock warehouse hyperlinked from early aughts ‘alternative’ vids. The strange thing about alienation is that it’s often beautiful and fun.”
‘Name Escape’ is the third BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted single taken from their acclaimed debut album Endless Scroll. The album was released earlier this year and was met with rave reviews from the likes of Observer, Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, The Times, DIY, Uncut and more. Recalling the rich history of New York’s musical heritage whilst keeping its sight on the future, Endless Scroll revitalises the rock and roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting. Endless Scroll was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP Light Up Gold.
In February 2019, the band will return to Europe for a new run of date – which includes their largest headline show to date at London’s Scala on February 20. BODEGA will be joined by Beijing duo Gong Gong Gong as main support for the tour.
Endless Scroll is out now via What’s Your Rupture?
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Endless Scroll Track List
How Did This Happen?!
Boxes For The Move
I Am Not A Cinephile
Can’t Knock The Hustle
Jack In Titanic
Truth Is Not A Punishment
THE (ENDLESS) PRAISE FOR BODEGA
“New York’s most exciting new band”
“Brooklyn’s best new band”
“Whip-smart, surprisingly funny and with an arsenal of society-shaking deadpan anthems.”
“Bodega uncorks nothing but youth and vitality.”
The New Yorker
“It’s a fantastic debut from one of the most exciting new bands around.“
“This five-piece nail the absurdity of contemporary life with that surprisingly evergreen formula”
“BODEGA’s attack on digital life comes wrapped in winning post-punk noise”
“Snappy, spirited guitar explorations that tap into New York’s art-rock lineage”
“Endless Scroll is a merciless critique of 21st-century living—from internet addiction to overpriced smoothies—that cuts all the deeper because they’re clearly having a blast dancing on the rubble of our culture.”