New York hardcore punks Show Me the Body are gearing up to unleash their sophomore album. Titled Dog Whistle, it’s slated for a March 29th release through Loma Vista Recordings.
The follow-up to 2016’s Body War and 2017’s CORPUS I mixtape is comprised of a total of 11 tracks and was self-produced with assistance from Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the band’s former drummer Gabriel Millman. The entire collection was written in Queens and then recorded in Los Angeles last summer.
Per a statement from SMTB, the new album is dedicated to the marginalized youth communities of NYC:
“In the midst of losing friends we strive to created a stronger community, dedicated to fight, survive, and thrive in their memory and spirit. A lot of people have said to us this is a perfect time to make a Punk record. We are disgusted by this prompt. This album and our music does not belong to a political party. No authority, political movement, or side may claim the function of our music in this society. This album is personal. It is about and for the disenfranchised youth of this city, of this country, and of this earth. It is for our community and anyone who may find shelter within it.
Our first look at the record comes with lead single “Camp Orchestra”. The song was inspired by a recent tour stop in Poland to visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Its title, meanwhile, is a reference to the Jewish orchestra groups that were formed in the concentration camps.
Check it out below via its official music video, which was inspired by the rooms filled with discarded shoes at Auschwitz.
Dog Whistle Artwork:
Dog Whistle Tracklist:
01. Camp Orchestra
02. It’s Not For Love
03. Animal In A Dream
04. Badge Grabber
06. Forks and Knives
07. Now I Know
08. Madonna Rocket
10. Die For The Earth To Live
11. USA Lullaby
In support of the LP, SMTB will head on a US headlining tour beginning April 9th.
Show Me the Body 2019 Tour Dates:
02/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
02/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pink Motel
02/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
04/09 – Albany, NY @ Fuze Box
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
04/11 – Detroit, OH @ Now That’s Class
04/13 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole
04/16 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
04/21 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
04/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
04/24 – Albany, CA @ Ivy Room
04/25 – Ventura, CA @ The Tavern
04/27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
04/28 – San Diego, CA @ The Cafe
04/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ LBX
05/01 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/02 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
05/03 – Houston, TX @ Satellite
05/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys
05/06 – Memphis, TN @ Artemisia Studios
05/07 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
05/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
05/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
05/11 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
05/12 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
05/14 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace F Club
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
05/16 – Boston, MA @ Hardcore Stadium