Kim Gordon’s Body/Head annouce new album, The Switch, share “You Don’t Need”: Stream

The duo has also mapped out a US tour behind their sophomore effort

Body/Head Kim Gordon Bill Nace The Switch photo by David Black
Body/Head, photo by David Black

    It’s been four years since Kim Gordon and Bill Nace first joined forces as Body/Head and released their full-length debut, Coming Apart. Now fans of cathartic, turbulent rock can rejoice, because their sophomore studio album is coming next month from Matador Records.

    Entitled The Switch, the effort consists of just five tracks, but is in fact being labeled an LP — or more precisely, “one composition broken up into thematic movements.” In a press release, the effort is enticingly described as the work of “two experimental sorcerers of significant renown,” who created with “a more subtle palette, refining their ideas and identity.” The music was largely discovered live or improvised, resulting in “spacious pieces that build shivering drones, dissonant interplay, Gordon’s manipulated vocals, and scraping, haunting textures into something that feels both delicate and dangerous.”

    As a first listen, Body/Head has shared the lead track “You Don’t Need”. Stream it down below.


    The Switch Artwork:

    bodyhead the switch cover art bill nace kim gordon Kim Gordons Body/Head annouce new album, The Switch, share You Dont Need: Stream

    The Switch Tracklist:
    01. Last Time
    02. You Don’t Need
    03. In The Dark Room
    04. Change My Brain
    05. Reverse Hand

    Body/Head have also mapped out a US tour in support of The Switch. Gunn-Truscinski Duo will provide support on select dates during the trek, which includes their previously announced appearance at Hopscotch Music Festival. Find their complete itinerary below.

    Body/Head 2018 Tour Dates:
    06/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ No Response Festival
    07/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
    07/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Lab
    07/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere ^
    07/20 – Kingston, NY @ BSP ^
    07/21 – New Haven, CT @ Statehouse ^
    07/22 – Greenfield, MA @ Root Cellar ^
    07/24 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott ^
    07/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
    09/6-8 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
    09/15 – Austin, TX @ Beerland


    ^ = w/ Gunn-Truscinski Duo

    Gordon recently spoke to Kyle Meredith about Body/Head’s new album and a variety of other topics:

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