Thursday, February 17, 2022

BODEGA - "Statuette On the Console"

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

As you probably know by now, we're really into the dance friendly post punk of Brooklyn's BODEGA. Their latest single strays from their formula a bit, but fans are still going to love it. Instead of dance friendly post punk, "Statuette On the Console" is more dance friendly indie rock. Sure, there are elements of post punk on the new song, like buzzing guitars and singer Nikki Belfiglio's vocals will remind you of Gang of Four, but this is much more of a straightforward rock song than we're used to from BODEGA. This is still a BODEGA song, so "Statuette On the Console" is a party just waiting to break free.

Nikki Belfiglio says of the new song:

"I have a certain reverence for the symbols of religion; creating iconography with antiquated technology is a big part of my process for the art of BODEGA. I cast myself as the titular statuette on the console, miming the song on top of an old television set, wearing a halo made out of a laser disc. I also created a giant iPhone dongle out of cardboard, fabric and pillow stuffing. In our tech-obsessed world, the dongle is a symbol with godlike powers of animating silence. I see something tragic in the fragility of these dongles and our dependence on them. It’s only a matter of days before they become broken equipment."

You can watch the video for "Statuette On the Console" below. Broken Equipment is due out March 11 on What's Your Rupture?, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on BODEGA, check out the artist's Facebook and Instagram.

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