Bodega

Endless Scroll

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As is the norm for warm-up bands, audience expectations were low for the relatively unknown Brooklyn band Bodega as they opened for Franz Ferdinand on a leg of their current tour. But eyes and ears perked up instantly on the first note played because Bodega is neither your average warm-up band nor your average post-punk band.

In fact is difficult to pigeonhole them as post-punk and average they are not. With a knack for stripping rock songs to the bare essentials of drums, bass, and guitar and then building them up with simple but catchy rhythms, quirky but clever hooks, and adding some zing with their sarcastic tongue-in-cheek wit and playful boy/girl vocals, Bodega wowed the crowd with a raucous live set of songs from their then forthcoming debut album, Endless Scroll.

With the attitude of early Devo and a sound that can arguably be described as a convergence of The B-52's on steroids and early Talking Heads on acid, it is not the most groundbreaking sound musically but certainly innovative in approach and original in delivery and presentation.

It also translates better live so start tracking them on Songkick and go see them or else you may miss out on a chance to score a 33-track cassette, some random readings from Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, and some edgy and cool post-punk. (www.bodeganyc.tumblr.com)

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ludo king
July 24th 2018
1:47am

Bodega is neither your average warm-up band nor your average post-punk band.!!