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There’s an art to a good bodega. It’s gotta be conveniently located, obviously, and it’s gotta have exactly what you need in that instant—beers, cigarettes, Cheetos, you name it. You don’t want it to be filthy, but a pristinely clean bodega can be even more unnerving than seeing a rat scurry into the corner.
It should come as new surprise that the rising New York band Bodega know this truth; It should be even less surprising that their new track, “Shiny New Model,” directly confronts it, folding in quiet meditations on the sterility of late-capitalist innovations and the complicated realities of the gig economy.
“Tell me don’t you relate to the state of that silver sepulchre?” frontman Ben Hozie asks in relation to ATMs; “Tell me don’t you feel used? Buttons pressed in the back of a bodega.” He’s singing over a pirouetting guitar line and an intimate bass groove. It’s not quite glam, not quite grunge, but just the right combination of both.
“Shiny New Model” comes paired with a video directed by Brian Ngai and Nikki Belfiglio. In a teal-painted room, the quintet dance and groove with each other and props. Like the song itself, it’s a breezy watch.
Bodega is composed of Hozie, Belfiglio, Heather Elle, Madison Velding Vandam and Tail Lee. They’re releasing a new EP, also named Shiny New Model, on Oct. 11 via What’s Your Rupture. You can pre-order it here. Check out the video for “Shiny New Model” below, then keep scrolling to find the EP’s details and the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Shiny New Model EP Art
Shiny New Model EP Tracklist
1. Shiny New Model
3. No Vanguard Revival
4. Knife On The Platter
5. Domesticated Animal
7. Truth Is Not Punishment (Long)
8. Truth Is Not Punishment (Short)
Bodega Tour Dates
15 – Powys, U.K. @ Green Man Festival
17 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
18 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
19 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rotondes
20 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
22 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
23 – Charleville Mezières, France @ Cabaret Vert Festival
24 – Gueret, France @ Festival Check In Party
27 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2
28 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare and Hounds
29 – Bedford, U.K. @ Esquires
30 – Salisbury, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival
1 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
11 – Kingston, N.Y. @ O+ Festival
23 – Boston, Mass. @ Once (w/ Starcrawler)
26 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Boot & Saddle (w/ Starcrawler)
27 – Washington, D.C. @ Pie Shop (w/ Starcrawler)
28 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Club Cafe (w/ Starcrawler)
1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Aisle 5 (w/ Starcrawler)
2 @ New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa (w/ Starcrawler)
5 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda (Inside) (w/ Starcrawler)
8 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar (w/ Starcrawler)
9 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Fonda Theatre (w/ Starcrawler)
2 – Toronto, Ont. @ Adelaide Hall
3 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere
5 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Kung Fu Necktie