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With spirited support from the likes of Fader, New York Times, Pop Matters and more, Brooklyn synthpop quartet Body Language drops Social Studies Deluxe Edition on Om’s new imprint – Lavish Habits.
Busy saving the city from the brick wall arm crossing and the casual head nods, Brooklyn’s own Body Language has risen from the DIY venue basements armed with the kinetic dynamite you would expect from the name. Their original music was born from weekly dance party remixes crafted by Grant Wheeler and Matt Young, and graced by the soul stylings of Ms. Angelica Bess. Coaxed to Brooklyn by fellow party-throwers, CassetteNYC and PercussionLab, Body Language quickly found a welcome soapbox from which they could yell loud and clear. Upon arriving, the trio found themselves backing Theophilus London dressed as ‘The Lovers’ and also collaborating with Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos on several cuts off of their highly-acclaimed full-length, Manners.
Since the EP release, Body Language spent 2010 touring with Zero 7, Sia and Two Fresh and burning holes in dance floors appearing with the likes of Passion Pit, La Roux, Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi and Little Boots. After earning a remix spot on Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms Possessed and a Pitchfork debut of their reworking of Toro y Moi’s “Timed Pleasure”, the unfamiliar listener might have hastily spun Body Language into the web of glo-fi phenoms who have emerged in the last year. However, the emerging quartet served up a fresh perspective to the summery dream-poppers by capping off 2010 with their self-release of “Social Studies.” With a flurry of excitement over singles like ‘You Can’, ‘Falling Out’ and ’Social Studies’, “Social Studies (Deluxe Edition)” will be released on October 18th via Om Records/Lavish Habits.
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