17 July, 2019Print
slenderbodies release new track “away from you”Debut full-length album – 'Komorebi’ – out Sept 20 via Avant Garden Records
(New York, NY): Today, the slick guitarists/producers of alt-duo slenderbodies released their new track, “away from you,” in anticipation of their debut full-length album, ‘Komorebi,’ out September 20th via Avant Garden Records.
“away from you,” a breathy anthem that well suits the album’s overall intimacy, holds to the slick falsetto runs and touching refrains we can always expect from slenderbodies. Layers of syncopation add to the chorus’s hypnotic effect, creating a counterpoint that—as with all of the duo’s music—makes us want to stop, reflect, and leave their soundscape cleansed.
Listen here: https://lnk.to/AwayFromYou
“It’s one of those songs that wrote itself, concept and music,” slenderbodies said of the track. “In closing out the record, almost like an afterword if ‘Komorebi’ were a book, we decided to personify nature. It’s a neat perspective because, in terms of the story, we’re sitting in nature, but every 'you' refers to nature itself. We wanted to convey how in love we are with nature and the world at large that inspired this record.”
‘Komorebi’ is a journey interlacing the deep soothing sensations of nature bathing with the achingly beautiful reality of human morality. The record cuts rays of light on blissful friendships, tumultuous love stories, the tragic wisdom that comes with age, and the ultimate meaninglessness of it all. The title means “the sunlight streaming through the trees" in Japanese. The full-length album was written, produced and played by slenderbodies, except for the track above, which was co-written with indie-electronic duo Opia.
Listen to “belong,” which has accumulated over 1 million streams on Spotify:
Watch the acoustic rendition of "belong" here:
They are set to embark on their headlining ‘Komorebi’ tour this Fall, making stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and more. Full tour routing below.
Billboard, Complex, Ones To Watch, Wonderland, and Flood have all sung early praise for the California duo.
Watch their stellar live performance of “dew drops”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2ItNiJ8AWU
Praise for slenderbodies:
“charming” - Complex
“alt-J-esque cinematic dream-pop” - Wonderland
“chilling soundscape” - Ones To Watch
“hottest rising artists” - COOLS
“whisper-falsetto that completes their signature sound” - 405
More on slenderbodies:
Comprised of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack, slenderbodies have toured with Milky Chance, Mura Masa, Passion Pit, and PVRIS and recently announced their Lollapalooza debut. The duo produce, write, and play guitar on all their songs—melding the three skills into... genre-blurring, emotionally impactful experiences unlike any other, striving to create moods & worlds through highly eclectic, surreal indie pop.
slenderbodies tour dates:
Sunday, August 4th - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
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
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
slenderbodies on the web: