Thursday, June 21, 2018

BODEGA - "Gyrate"

We've been loving the art rock meets dance music vibe of BODEGA, and their latest single is no exception. "Gyrate" is absolute fun. For us aging Generation-X hipsters, it reminds me a bunch of Bis without the cutesy aspects of that band. Of course, the origin of the song is quite interesting. According to singer Nikki Belfiglio: "When I was a little girl I used to masturbate in public (once at a JC Penny perfume counter). My parents, not wishing to shame me told me I shouldn’t ‘gyrate’ in front of other people. My song uses the language of Top 40 pop to celebrate self-sustainability and female pleasure.” The only complaint I has is that with it's under two minute length, the song is over just as it gets started and you've decided you love it.

You can watch the video (which was also directed by Nikki Belfiglio) for "Gyrate" below. BODEGA's debut album, Endless Scroll, will be out July 7 on What's Your Rupture? You can pre-order your copy via Bandcamp. For more on BODEGA, be sure to check them out on Facebook. Current tour dates are below the video.

Thu. June 21 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Fri. June 22 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Sat. June 23 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
Sun. June 24 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
Mon. June 25 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
TUe. June 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club

Wed. June 27 - Columbus, OH @ Used Kids Records
Thu. June 28 - Athens, OH @ The Union
Fri. June 29 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat. June 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
Tue. July 10 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Wed. July 11 - Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
Fri. July 13 - Beccles, UK @ Latitude Festival
Mon. July 16 - Nijmegen, NL @ Valkhof Festival
Thu. July 19 - Port Grimaud, FR @ Plage de Rock w/ Parquet Courts
Sat. July 21 - Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival 
Sun. July 29 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Mon. July 30 - Durham, NC @ Pinhook
Tue. July 31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Aug. 1 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Fri. Aug. 3 - Fort Worth, TX @ MASS
Sat. Aug. 4 - Austin, TX @ Austin
Tue. Aug. 7 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Wed. Aug. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
Fri. Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Sun. Aug. 12 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Mon. Aug. 13 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Tue. Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

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