Introducing the Brooklyn rock unit BODEGA who today share their debut album Endless Scroll. Signed to What’s Your Rupture? (Parquet Courts, Royal Headache), the band bring wild minimalism and sharp wit, revitalising the rock and roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting. Buy/stream it now.
Made up of Ben Hozie (guitar, vocals), Nikki Belfiglio (vocals), Montana Simone (drums), Madison Velding-Vandam (guitar) and Heather Elle (bass), BODEGA turn the documentary on themselves, finding the political in the personal. Formerly of prankster rock collective Bodega Bay, known for its outlandish critical stunts, their blend of essay and confession bears witness to the harsh poetry of being human in the digital age.
The 14-track record touches on themes such as loss, friendship, the guilt of the cultural consumer and learned male behaviour and the unspoken internal values of ‘what it means to be a man’ inherited from popular culture, as heard in previously released singles ‘How Did This Happen?, ‘Jack In Titanic’, and the more recent, ‘Charlie’. It was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP Light Up Gold. It was mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke at Dr. Wu’s.
The release of the album comes shortly after being handpicked by Franz Ferdinand on a run of support dates as well as being listed as one of the most prized discoveries to come out of SXSW and The Great Escape as noted by Rolling Stone, NME, Austin Chronicle, Brooklyn Vegan and more.
Endless Scroll is out now via What’s Your Rupture?
Buy/stream it now.
Endless Scroll Track List
1. How Did This Happen?!
2. Bodega Birth
3. Name Escape
4. Boxes For The Move
5. I Am Not A Cinephile
6. Can’t Knock The Hustle
8. Jack In Titanic
13. Williamsburg Bridge
14. Truth Is Not A Punishment
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
“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.”
“[BODEGA] recall everyone from Velvet Underground to Parquet Courts, yet displayed with a cartoonish grin all of their own”
“It’s a fantastic debut from one of the most exciting new bands around.“