Bodega Announce New Album ‘Our Brand Could Be Yr Life’

Bodega Announce New Album 'Our Brand Could Be Yr Life.' The New York City band's forthcoming album drops on April 12, 2024
Bodega photo by Pooneh Ghana

BODEGA are back with news of signing to Chrysalis Records (Laura Marling, Liz Phair) to release their third album, Our Brand Could Be Yr Life, on April 12, 2024 Along with the news, BODEGA has shared album track “Tarkovski,” and is the first taste of their upcoming LP.

Ben Hozie, joint lead vocalist of BODEGA had the following to say about the themes behind their new single: “‘Tarkovski’ is a pun on the famous Russian director and skiing; I was enamored by his book ‘Sculpting in Time’ but found that many of his professed rules and guidelines for filmmaking were broken by his own filmmaking practices. Theory never really gets at what you want and applying theory to the chaotic practice of art making (while still useful and essential) is like skiing down a wild slope.”

The new single is accompanied by a video, directed by Luca Balser and starring joint lead vocalist Nikki Belfiglio’s mother. It quotes the climactic candle-carrying sequence in Tarkovsky’s 1983 feature-length ‘Nostalghia’ but quickly veers from studied long takes into punchy pop vogueing: theory never gets at what you really want.

The band’s third LP yet, ​​​Our Brand Could Be Yr Life, is a full ‘remake’ of Ben and Nikki’s prior band, BODEGA BAY’s sole LP, which was a self-released 33 track album from 2015.

BODEGA will perform a hometown show Wednesday night at TV Eye and will head to Texas for the SXSW Music Conference. They have announced a run of Spring U.S. live dates in support of Our Brand, along with festival appearances at Tomavistas in Madrid and at Wide Awake in London.

Our Brand Could Be Yr Life

01. Dedicated To The Dedicated
02. G.N.D. Deity
03. Bodega Bait
04. Tarkovski
05. Major Amberson
06. Stain Gaze
07. Webster Hall
08. ATM
09. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Drum
10. Protean
11. Born Into By What Consumes
12. Cultural Consumer I
13. Cultural Consumer II
14. Cultural Consumer III
15. City Is Taken

Tour Dates:

01/10 – Ridgewood, NY @ TV Eye

03/12-16 – Austin, @ SXSW

04/19 – Boston, MA @ Rockwell

04/20 – Montreal, PQ @ Bar le Ritz

04/21 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

04/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

04/23 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

04/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

04/27 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

04/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

04/30 – Savannah, GA @ El Rocko

05/01 – Tampa, FL @ Hooch & Hive

05/02 – Miami, FL @ Gramps

05/03 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Walrus

05/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

05/24 – Madrid, ES @ Tomavistas Festival

05/25 – London, UK @ Wide Awake Festival

Pre-order Our band could be Yr Life HERE


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