Bodies of Water


Bodies of Water

Infobox musical artist
Name = Bodies of Water



Img_capt = Photo by Jennifer Jameson
Landscape = yes
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Los Angeles, California
Genre = Indie rock
Years_active = 2003–present
Label = Secretly Canadian
URL = [http://www.bodiesofwater.net bodiesofwater.net]
Current_members = David Metcalf Meredith Metcalf Kyle Gladden Julie Carpenter Jamie Pitts
Past_members = Jessie Conklin

Bodies of Water is a band from the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, signed to independent record label Secretly Canadian. The core group consists of married couple David and Meredith Metcalf (playing guitar and keyboards, respectively), drummer Jessie Conklin, and bass guitarist Kyle Gladden. However, the band often plays LA shows with five or more additional musicians, including producer Adam Siegel on guitar, as well as horn players, an additional drummer, and strings. All members of the band sing, including players added for local shows.

Bodies of Water's first EP and album was reviewed favorably by music critics such as Pitchfork Media [Bowers, William. "Record Reviews: Bodies of Water "Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink"; "pitchforkmedia.com" Aug. 10, 2007 [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/44379-ears-will-pop-eyes-will-blink] ] and "Rolling Stone" magazine's New Music blog ["Breaking: The "Rolling Stone "New Music Blog" "Breaking Artist: Bodies of Water" Jan. 2, 2008 [http://www.rollingstone.com/blogs/breaking/2008/01/breaking-artist-bodies-of-wate.php] ] . Critics often compare their music to that of Ennio Morricone, Arcade Fire, The Mamas & the Papas, and label-mate Danielson. In interviews, the band lists gospel groups and Tropicalia musicians among its influences. [Kelly, Jennifer. "Makes Some Waves: An Interview with Bodies of Water," "PopMatters" Aug. 8, 2007 [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/43616/makes-some-waves-an-interview-with-bodies-of-water/] ]

Bodies of Water's first full-length album "Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink" was originally released on Bodies of Water's own Thousand Tongues label, and was only available in a few stores, at live shows, or directly from the band via their website. After Secretly Canadian signed Bodies of Water, the label re-released the album nationally on January 22, 2008.

The band's second album, titled "A Certain Feeling", was released July 22, 2008 to generally favorable reviews. Shortly before the album was released, Bodies of Water announced via their website that the album's release show would be founding drummer/vocalist Jessie Conklin's last show with the band.

Discography

Albums

* "Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink" (2007)
* "A Certain Feeling" (2008)

EPs

* "Bodies of Water" (2005)

External links

* [http://www.bodiesofwater.net Bodies of Water] official website
* [http://www.emusic.com/features/spotlight/2008_02-utr-bodies-of-water.html eMusic] Feb. 2008 interview
* [http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/2007/12/mokb-2007-holiday-interview-series_12.html My Old Kentucky Blog] Dec. 2007 interview
* [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/43616/makes-some-waves-an-interview-with-bodies-of-water/ Popmatters] Aug. 2007 interview
* [http://www.culturebully.com/five-questions-withbodies-of-water Culture Bully] : Five Questions with Bodies of Water (July 2008)

Album Reviews

"A Certain Feeling"

* [http://www.alarmpress.com/3319/music-reviews/bodies-of-water-a-certain-feeling/ Alarm Magazine]
* [http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/music_review.asp?ID=1435 Slant Magazine]
* [http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-bodies-of-water-a-certain-feeling-secretly-canadian-866225.html The Independent]
* [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/142378-bodies-of-water-a-certain-feeling Pitchfork Media]
* [http://crawdaddy.wolfgangsvault.com/Article.aspx?id=8348 Crawdaddy]

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