by Robert Bell
The Body has a new three-song EP out this week called "Master, We Perish." Reviews have been positive, with Popdose noting that the three songs "aren’t just punishing but incredibly unique as well." CVLT Nation called the EP "clearly an example of the band revving their engine for the next full-length and it certainly lays down a haunting and invigorating gauntlet for things to come."
Its run of 500 CD copies sold out in probably about nine seconds. The vinyl version will be available soon. They'll have it with them on their upcoming two-month tour.
In other Body news, the duo signed to the Thrill Jockey label, which will release their new album this fall, which, right on. That's a good label.
Also, they've released two ultra-creepy videos, both directed by Richard Rankin, for songs from the new EP. After the jump, check out "Worship" and "The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash." Probably you'll want to skip that last one of you're easily upset by imagery of awful things such as, say, a mass-suicide crime-scene investigation. Oh, The Body. Where will your fascination will all things horrific and gruesome take us next?
Tour dates are posted after the jump as well.
THE BODY — 2013 TOUR DATES
05-07 Boise, ID- Red Room
05-08 Salt Lake City, UT- The Salt Haus
05-10 Kansas City, MO — PUA Gallery
05-11 Iowa City, IA- Gabe’s Oasis
05-12 Lincoln, NE- Bourbon Theatre
05-13 Dubuque, IA- Eronel
05-14 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
05-15 Cleveland, OH- Now That’s Class
05-16 Harrisburg, PA- Grindlab Skatepark
05-17 Philadelphia, PA- Heaven’s Gate
05-19 Pawtucket, RI — Machines with Magnets
06-09 Brooklyn, NY — The Acheron
06-10 Brooklyn, NY — The Acheron
06-30 Berkeley, CA — This is Not a Step Fest
07-03 Seattle, WA — Black Lodge *
07-04 Oakland, CA — 1234 Go Records *
07-05 La Puente, CA — Bridgetown *
07-07 Riverside, CA — Blood Orange *
07-08 San Diego, CA — Che Cafe *
* w/ Subservient Fuck