What happens when you mix dance music with hard-hitting funk grooves? The answer: Body Language. This Brooklyn-based electro-dance quartet has been riding the wave ever since dropping their Social Studies LP in 2011. Now, the group is bankrolled with approvals from everyone like FADER to The Guardian, and we’re excited to roll-out the premiere of their latest effort, Mythos, which you can stream underneath.
Formed by Matthew Young and Grant Wheeler, Body Language got their start through curating music and remixes for a weekly party called Vegas Blvd. Blessed with the vocal prowess of Angelica Bess, Body Language shocked the masses with their experimental blend of soul, funk and R&B. Upon moving into Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Body Language shifted their focus a bit and backed Theophilus London in the fall of 2009. It was through this connection that they met Ian Chang and this lineup has become one of the most impressive combinations in all of Kings County.
Now, Body Language, signed to Om Records, aims to increase their profile with Mythos, an album fueled by so much funky goodness that it is undeniably enjoyable for the earholes. From “Addicted” to “Chasing Tides” to “Cold Shoulder,” Angelica Bess and her captivating vocals will entice you to get out your seat and groove. “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble,” Grant Wheeler said in a press release. “We’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.” With late ’70s funk licks, poppy synth stabs and catchy hooks and verses — Body Language is full of versatility and imagination that is totally worth your ear’s attention.
Press play on Mythos below, pre-order the album by clicking here and keep an eye out on the tour dates for when Body Language comes to your town.
11/18 – DC9 – Washington, DC
11/19 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
11/20 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
12/1 – Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA
12/3 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/4 – ECHO – Los Angeles, CA