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‘The best critique is self-critique’ is the mantra of Brooklyn art rock unit BODEGA. With wild minimalism and sharp wit, they revitalize the rock and roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.

Still on the endless tour behind their debut LP ENDLESS SCROLL – Ben Hozie (conductor, vocals, guitar), Nikki Belfiglio (art director, vocals, samples, hi hat), Heather Elle (bass), and Madison Velding Vandam (lead guitar, producer) have recently recruited Tai Lee (formerly a performer/drummer in the show STOMP) as their new stand-up percussionist (original drummer Montana Simone has left to pursue her painting and sculpture). The art rock group has written and recorded a whole new batch of material with Tai (produced by Madison) that will be released soon (form yet TBD). Audiences can expect teases of this new material at the group’s shows this Winter and Spring.

On March 1 What’s Your Rupture records released WITNESS SCROLL, a live album recorded May 2018 at the Poetry Club (Glasgow) and the Lexington (London), mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke. Raw and cathartic, the record showcases the spontaneous electricity of their live sets – including extended renditions of live staples ’Truth is Not Punishment’ and ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle.’ Also on the disc is the new track ‘No Vanguard Revival’ and a re-worked version of ‘Stain Glaze’, originally a song by Ben and Nikki’s old band BODEGA BAY.

 

 

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