Other Body are not like other bands in the scene. Many groups these days take shoe-gaze and noise pop, mix it up with some psychedelia and call it doom (why?). Other Body have more in common with acts like: Young Widows and Metz than My Bloody Valentine. They find the beauty in negative space and meandering noise riffs while punishing skulls with a pounding beat. It’s Noise Rock with a capital R; but, some of those elements that keep the shoe-gaze crowd coming back around for a variation of their favorite themes are still in there. However, once we start moving into the territory occupied and ruled by bands like: the Jesus Lizard, These Arms are Snakes and Polvo, it’s a different beast entirely.
Formed in early 2015 from the molten remains of Lil Daggers, Teepee and Herzog Rising, the fellas in Other Body have refined their sound to more of a seething, raw nerve. There are unsubstantiated reports of their live shows being blanketed by smoke, covered in sweat and being played at pummeling volumes; they may just be the loudest band in Miami…currently. Other Body have already shared the stage with Miami’s previous contenders for loudest band in Miami: Cavity. But, they’ve also played with Silver Apples, Wolf Eyes, Merchandise, Sloth and Show me the Body; all very different from one another and yet somehow Other Body isn’t out of place at any of those shows. But, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with their past projects; all of which are dark, moody and randomly orbiting the sound that would come with this iteration.
The ‘Total Bust’ e.p. was recorded at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville during an exceptionally rocky time in the member’s lives; that pain is adequately represented on the new material. Other Body will be debuting the “Total Bust” e.p. on November 4 at Gramps before moving on to Churchill’s on November 12 for the Deafheavenshow. Sure, they’re playing out around town now, but it won’t be long before they’re headlining everything. Wouldn’t you rather be able to say you saw them back when? After all, the hipster’s will be saying they were totally into Other Body, “Before they dropped the ‘Total Bust’ e.p., you don’t even know, bro!” Folks who can’t wait until November can pre-order the e.p. on the bands bandcamppage. Get Some!
Other Body is playing with Snakehole, Ian Iachimoe and In Oculus at Gramps in Wynwood on November 4. $5 at the door which opens at 9pm.