New Audio: Arizona’s Body of Light Returns with a Brooding Yet Dance Floor Friendly New Single

 

Earlier this year, I wrote about the Arizona-based sibling, electronic duo Body of Light. And as you may recall, the act — comprised of Andrew and Alexander Jarson — can trace their origins to the Jarsons’ involvement in the acclaimed Ascetic House collective.  Interestingly, what hat initially began as a vehicle for the duo to explore noise and sound during their early teens has gradually evolved into an established electronic production and artist unit that crafts music that draws from New Wave, freestyle, goth and techno — and from the Jarsons’ individual and shared experiences. 

Body of Light’s third album Time to Kill is slated for a July 26, 2019 release through Dais Records and the album reportedly finds the Arizona-based sibling duo refining their sound with a bolder sonic palette while thematically, the duo focus on love and obsession within an era of increasing technological bondage and fleeting exhilaration. The Power, Corruption and Lies-era New Order and Upstairs at Eric’s-era Yaz-like album title track “Time to Kill” was centered around a brooding yet relentless, dance floor friendly production and a brooding Romanticism. Time to Kill‘s latest single, the Depeche Mode-like “Don’t Pretend” is centered around and industrial/goth-like production featuring insistent and relentless beats, layers upon layers of shimmering and arpeggiated synths, a soaring hook and plaintive vocals — but unlike its immediate predecessor, the album’s latest single is an urgent, desperate plea. As the duo explain in press notes. “We are all hostages of need; we struggle to free our minds from confinement.” They add that the new single is “a song for those imprisoned by their own desires.”

 

The duo will be touring to support their forthcoming album, and the tour will include an August 9, 2019 stop at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Check out the tour dates below.
Tour Dates

07/24 – San Diego, CA – Music Box #*
07/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre #*
07/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #*
07/28 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf #*
07/30 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co #*
07/31 – Austin, TX – Mohawk #*
08/01 – Houston, TX – White Oak #*
08/02 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #*
08/03 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell) #*
08/04 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In #*
08/06 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook #*
08/07 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #*
08/08 – Washington DC – Union Stage #*
08/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg #*
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #^
08/13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair #^
08/14 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount #^
08/15 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground #^
08/16 – Detroit, MI – El Club #^
08/17 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class #^
08/19 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #^
08/20 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line #^
08/22 – Denver, CO – 3 Kings Tavern #^
08/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #^
08/24 – Boise, ID – Visual Arts Collective #^
08/26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos #^
08/27 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria #^
08/28 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom #^
08/30 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #^
10/15 – Hamburg, DE – Übel & Gefährlich #
10/16 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega #
10/17 – Gothenborg, SE – Musikens Hus #
10/18 – Oslo, NO – BLA #
10/19 – Stockholm, SE – Fristaden #
10/20 – Malmo, SE – Plan B #
10/22 – Poznan, PL – Pod Minogą #
10/23 – Gdansk, PL – B90 #
10/24 – Warsaw, PL – Hydrozagadka #
10/25 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007 #
10/26 – Bratislava, SK – Kulturák klub #
10/28 – Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert #
10/29 – Wien, AT – Arena #
10/30 – Lubijana, SL – Gromka #
10/31 – Vicenza, IT – Vinilie #
11/01 – Martigny, CH – Caves du Manoir #
11/02 – Ravenna, IT – Bronson #
(# w/ Drab Majesty)
(^ w/ Xeno & Oaklander)
(* w/ HIDE)

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