Los Angeles-based weirdos Meatbodies return to announce their sophomore LP, ’ALICE’. The new album is an 11-track concept album covering war, sex, politics, and religion. It will be out on February 10, 2017 via In The Red Records, and to wet our whistle, they’ve shared a new track Creature Feature. Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
The “hard-hitting, glammed-up” single, Stereogum notes, is “an excellent reminder that Bolan and Bowies influence lingers long after their departure from this plane and that Meatbodies remain one of the best units digging for gold amongst the relics of rock history.”
Here’s what the band said about the new album: ‘Alice’ is a self critical epic. As somber as the fog, intoxicating as jasmine. A near fable of fear, sexuality, war, religion, technology, peace, philosophy, hedonism, sociology, evolution, and ecclesiasticism. Like a whisper on a vinyl record from 1952. ‘Alice’ is open with dilated pupils. Flushed with passion, under soft lit words. A dance hall in the jungle, interrupted by the thunderous disease of the contemporary man. ‘Alice’ is no religion, but may be seen as one. ‘Alice’ is no person, no god. ‘Alice’ is an idea, a feeling, covered in pink lace. Alice is a message, a hidden commentary of modern day, bathed in fantasy, abounding in ecstasy, feeling colors. Feminine in nature, torrid fantastic emotion, unique and tangible. A stinging kiss on a crisp November night.
Meatbodies return ascending towards ground level bringing us ‘ALICE’. A “heavy-pop” concept, metal on molly. Chad Ubovich, Patrick Nolan, and Kevin Boog step out in new form, souring through diverse stories, tones, and characters. Dancing between quiet and loud, funk and doom. pop and noise. Their messages preached celestial and deafening, a sacred scripture for today’s world. A warbling rhodes piano, a liquifying electric guitar, a ghostly synthesizer skating across the sands of a 12 stringed acoustic. Meatbodies dig deep into the rich soils of earth to reveal the chaotic sensual vibrations underneath the fields we walk upon. Connecting our limbs, our mouths, our consciousness to the microcosms of the grime, all while being lit by black light.
Captured wriggling and alive in San Francisco by Ubovich and Eric Bauer at The Bauer Mansion. ‘ALICE’ is a step in a new direction.
1. The Burning Fields
4. Creature Feature
8. Count Your Fears
9. Haunted History
11. Fools Fold Their Hands