Shopping stream new LP ‘The Official Body’

Shopping stream their new album 'The Official Body'

This Friday, sees the release of Shopping’s new album, The Official Body, via FatCat Records. Comprised of Rachel Aggs (guitar, vocals), Billy Easter (bass, vocals) and Andrew Milk (drums, vocals), Shopping retain their minimal dance-punk ethos on the new album while “amping up the party vibe.” The album is streaming courtesy of our friends at CBC Music.

In other news, Shopping have shared their Jack Barraclough directed video “Wild Child.” The video sees the band acknowledging the cracks in the facade of one’s idols.. “I was specifically thinking about the way some drag queens do this really well,” explains Aggs. “It’s about projecting the persona of someone who is always free, always partying and you can’t imagine them ever worrying about their work rota or buying cereal. It’s important to see through it, to know it’s fake but at the same time, it’s so intriguing and seductive. I think this anarchic, flamboyant spirit is really important to queer culture.”

Of the accompanying video, the band say, “We worked with our pal Jack Barraclough to create this showbiz fantasy! The video is set on the hot new talent show ‘Wild Child’ where the distinguished panel of judges Iona Ferrari, DJ Raggs and Ruby Waters are searching for the next big thing! Through a succession of mediocre and bizarre auditions we almost lose hope! But finally our patience is rewarded when the judges come across a raw and unflinching talent – the talent to be a cute dog named Shrew. Ya either got it or ya don’t.

We called on a lot of friends to help make this video a reality and so many people gave up their time to do monotonous or bizarre tasks that we couldn’t even fit them all in! This video is for you! You’re all superstars, even if you’re on the cutting room floor.”

In March, Shopping will hit North American, taking them all across the US and Canada, including stops at both Savannah Stopover and SXSW. The tour kicks off Thu. March 1st in Boston before heading down the east coast, across the southern states to the west coast, and back to the midwest.

Shopping Tour Dates:

Thu. Feb. 1 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
Fri. Feb. 2 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2
Sat. Feb. 3 – Manchester, UK @ The Eagle (Salford)
Sun. Feb. 4 – Nottingham, UK @ The Maze
Mon. Feb. 5 – Oxford, UK @ The Cellar
Tue. Feb. 6 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Wed. Feb. 7 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange w/ Colleen Green
Thu. March 1 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott *

Fri. March 2 — Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre *

Sat. March 3 — Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel *

Sun. March 4 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *

Tue. March 6 — Washington, DC @ Union Stage *

Wed. March 7 — Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *

Thu. March 8 — Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover *

Fri. March 9 — Atlanta, GA @ 529 *

Sat. March 10 — New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *

Sun. March 11 — Houston, TX @ Walter’s *

Tue. March 13 – Thu. March 15 — Austin, TX @ SXSW 

Fri. March 16 — El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *

Sat. March 17 — Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *

Sun. March 18 — San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop *

Tue. March 20 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *

Wed. March 21 — Los Angeles, CA @ Resident * #

Thu. March 22 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #

Fri. March 23 — Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar #

Sat. March 24 — Seattle, WA @ Vera Project #

Tue. March 27 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Wed. March 28 — Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 

Thu. March 29 — Detroit, MI @ Delux Fluxx
Fri. March 30 — Toronto, ON @ Baby G

Sat. March 31 — Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

* = w/ French Vanilla

# = w/ Lithics