Bodywash - Nothing At All
I don't know what I'd label Montreal's new talent Bodywash (formerly known as Cult Classic), but this new track sends shivers right down my beaten spine. As I sit here on a rather gloomy day in New York City, Chris' velvet vocals quite literally have me "standing still while I shake to my core". I'm ruptured into three different direction's: A sense of washed, cleanliness down to the right, a raw and naked gloominess through the middle, while pulling me into an oscillating 80s synth-pop boogie on the left.
Lead guitarist Adam tells me they were on Adderall and Ket when they recorded this. But instead, I don't really see this as a trip, I find myself travelling into a dreary hostel where I'm sweating balls and basking in my own filth, though at solitude as I make euphoric love to a brass nail. Adam says the guitars are influenced by fellow Montreal contemporary, TOPS, while generally vibing off the synth pop duo, Beach House. While I'm tempted to call it shoegaze, there's more of a modish and groovy overtone from the topping base line. Make sure you keep an eye out for them, for there are plenty more tracks coming our way these next few months. As for Nothing At All, It's the perfect track for the last days of Fall as Winter grows near.
Bodywash’s EP is set for a celebratory release on November 28th over at Montreal's La Vitrola.