Without name-calling Prince as an influence on this track, we'd seem ignorant. But then while drawing attention to its early 80s disco and pop sound (reminiscent of a hint of Blondie, a dash of Tiffany), we'd show our age. If you're looking to really get the essence of this new track from dancey duo Body Parts, you need to see past the influence and just get into the flow. There are textures of electronic experimentation here as lush and vibrant as a fresh carton of raspberries that are immediately dropped into a champagne flute. The vocals are crisp, and the title is misleading—”Desperation” this is not. It's gregarious and expressive and gets our heart rates above the standard hoodie-wearing BPM we keep them at.
Body Parts' debut record, Fire Dream, comes out on October 29 through Father/Daughter Records. You can preorder that here, and then catch the group live at the dates below the embed. We hear the live show isn't to be missed, as the dancing is grade-A.
27 – Palm Springs, CA – Ace Hotel (w/ Tropical Popsicle)
09 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of The Woods (w/ Maston)
10 – Davis, CA – Sophia's Thai Kitchen (w/ Maston)
11 – Oakland, CA – Night Light
12 – Boise, ID – The Crux
14 – Portland, OR – Holocene
15 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
18 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Park Rising
19 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room (w/ Mt. Ossa)
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Skirball Cultural Center (w/ Jenny O)