News Bodega announce new album ‘Broken Equipment’

Bodega announce new album 'Broken Equipment'
Photo: Pooneh Ghana

Check out new single ‘Doers’ now.

Three years on since the release of ‘Endless Scroll’, Bodega have announced that their long-awaited second album, ‘Broken Equipment’, will be arriving on 11th March via What’s Your Rupture?

Sharing new track ‘Doers’ alongside the news, the band’s Ben Hozie says, “Sometime on tour near the end of 2019 I found myself reading and watching a plethora of self-help books and Youtube vids. This started from a genuine desire for spiritual and physical improvement but I soon started noticing how advertisements everywhere were utilising the language of self-help. I was being programmed.

“‘You don’t have time to cook dinner tonight because you are too busy crushing it as a doer —> You are creating next level content and don’t have time to hang out w/ friends or family this weekend so download this app and have ready-made food delivered to you for 29.99.’ This ideology of constant productivity forces you to treat your own body, mind, time, and friends as products to mine ——> As a result the world becomes a smaller, duller place. All artists (all people) desire to be productive : ‘Function is the key.’ Yet… If a photo is taken of you in the woods: for all millennia you’ll always be stuck in the woods.”

Accompanied by a new vid, Ben adds, “For the advertisement (music vid) for the track we teamed up with our old pal Joe Wakeman (who used to perform with me and Nikki in BODEGA BAY). We shot at the old abandoned IBM offices in Kingston, NY (where Nikki and Joe were born and raised) and a gym and a parking garage in Bushwick. The video stars Dr. DOER, a misunderstood monster who simply wants to issue directives and inspire his team of ghouls to #greatness.”

Check it out below.

‘Broken Equipment’ Tracklisting:
1. Thrown
2. Doers
3. Territorial Call of the Female
4. NYC (disambiguation)
5. Statuette on the Console
6. C.I.R.P.
7. Pillar on the Bridge of You
8. How Can I Help Ya?
9. No Blade of Grass
10. All Past Lovers
11. Seneca the Stoic
12. After Jane

See Bodega live at the following dates:

MARCH
11 | Brighton, UK - Prince Albert
12 | Brighton, UK - Prince Albert (evening & matinee)
13 | Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
14 | Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
15 | Bristol, UK - The Fleece
17 | Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
18 | Leicester, UK - International Arts Centre
19 | Birkenhead, UK - Future Yard
20 | Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
22 | Glasgow, UK - Mono
23 | Glasgow, UK - Mono
24 | Manchester, UK - Gorilla
25 | Sheffield, UK - Yellow Arch
26 | Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
28 | Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
29 | London, UK - Moth Club
30 | London, UK - Moth Club
31 | London, UK - Moth Club

APRIL
02 | Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje
03 | Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
04 | Maastricht, NL - Muziekgieterij
05 | Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix
06 | Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
07 | Rouen, FR - Le 106
08 | Nantes, FR - Stereolux
09 | Bordeaux, FR - Rock School Barbey
13 | Madrid, ES - El Sol
14 | Valencia, ES - Loco Club
15 | Barcelona, ES - La Nau
16 | San Sebastien, ES - Dabadaba
17 | Toulouse, FR - L'Ecluse Saint-Pierre
19 | Nimes, FR - Paloma
20 | Rivoli, IT - Circolo Della Musica
21 | Pisa, IT - Lumiere
22 | Milan, IT - Magnolia
23 | Bologna, IT - Covo Club
25 | Munich, DE - Hansa 39 @ Feierwerk
26 | Cologne, DE - Bumann & Sohn
27 | Hamburg, DE - Molotow
29 | Antwerp, BE - Trix
30 | Luxembourg, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival


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