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slenderbodies Release ‘Komorebi’ Today on Avant Garden/ Island Records

slenderbodies Release ‘Komorebi’ Today on Avant Garden/ Island Records

15+ Date Fall North Headlining American Tour to Kick Off in San Francisco on Sept 27th

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"There are moments where it feels intimate and isolating, but there’s beauty to be found within the escapism. By the end, you’re left with enough material to meditate on." – Highsnobiety

“alt-J-esque cinematic dream-pop” – Wonderland

"spellbinding vocals...ethereal vibe" – Vulture 

“charming” – Complex

"dynamic pairing" – Clash

“chilling soundscape” – Ones To Watch 

"alchemy of feather-light vocals and billowing instrumentals" – Line of Best Fit


(New York, NY): Today, California alt-duo slenderbodies release their debut album ‘Komorebi’ via Avant Garden/ Island Records. Conceptualized in the natural oasis of an isolated cabin, Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack have created a fusion of effervescent electric guitars and breathy falsetto vocals. The 11-track silky smooth collection is steeped in self-reflection, exploring the ebbs and flows of friendship and romance while weaving in a deep connection to nature.

Listen to ‘Komorebi’ via Highsnobiety:

“Komorebi is a letter or time-capsule to our older selves,” Max and Benji say about the record. “The album is a reflection of our personal philosophies and sources of morality at the beginning of our adult lives and our career.”

Read more via Line of Best Fit:

The poppy “belong” is a love letter to wanderlust and its ability to help us find our community, while the surreal “dewdrops” meditates on the importance of having a place to call home. Their latest single “arrival” highlights the duo’s experimental style over handclaps, electric guitar loops, and breathy vocals.

Watch slenderbodies perform “belong” for Vevo DSCVR:

Slenderbodies will celebrate their debut album with a 15+ date tour of North America. The ‘Komorebi’ tour kicks off on September 27th in San Francisco, will make stops in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and more, and wrap up on October 23rd in Los Angeles. 


About slenderbodies:

slenderbodies first emerged in 2016 with ‘sotto voce,’ a mesmerizing EP that took its name from an Italian phrase meaning to speak softly but with emphasis. The collection quickly caught fire on Spotify, where it racked up millions of streams without any label or radio support. The next year, the pair returned with a second EP, ‘fabulist,’ which launched their following into the stratosphere as lead single “anemone” garnered more than 30 million plays across platforms.

Though the duo had never planned on performing live, they soon found themselves on stage in front of massive crowds around the world, sharing bills with the likes of Mura Masa, Passion Pit, PVRIS, Milky Chance, and more. In 2018 and 2019, Vehuni and Cormack released two more EPs (‘fabulist: extended’ and ‘soraya’) earning ecstatic reviews on both sides of the pond and landing coveted spots at Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. The Line Of Best Fit proclaimed that slenderbodies “conjure an immersive world” with their “genre-blurring” music, while Complex described their songs as “subtle but infectious.”


slenderbodies tour dates:

Friday, September 27th - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

Sunday, September 29th - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theatre

Monday, September 30th - Portland, OR - Holocene

Wednesday, October 2nd - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court

Thursday, October 3rd - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

Saturday, October 5th - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry

Sunday, October 6th - Chicago, IL - Sub-T

Tuesday, October 8th - Toronto, On - Drake Hotel

Wednesday, October 9th - Montreal, QC - Le Ministere

Friday, October 11th - Boston, MA - Sonia's

Saturday, October 12th - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade

Sunday, October 13th - Philadelphia, PA - Foundry

Tuesday, October 15th - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

Thursday, October 17th - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5

Saturday, October 19th - Austin, TX - Antone's

Sunday, October 20th - Dallas, TX - Three Links

Wednesday, October 23rd - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour


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