NYC art-rock quintet Bodega have shared the third single and video from their forthcoming debut album, Endless Scroll, out on June 1 via What’s Your Rupture?
Paste recently featured Bodega on our list of 15 new NYC bands to know in 2018, particularly due to their driving guitars, infectious art-punk spirit and droll lyricism (“Your playlist knows you better than a closest lover”). Their 14-track debut LP was produced by Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown and it features an experimental, fluid sound with hints of everything from post-punk and pop to hip-hop and krautrock.
After the release of previous singles “How Did This Happen?!” and “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” their new track, “Jack in Titanic,” is a punk ode to Leonardo Di Caprio’s Jack Dawson from the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.
The band’s co-frontman Ben Hozie says of the song’s unusual subject matter:
“Jack in Titanic” is about learned male behavior and the nostalgia for it. One day I realized that my unspoken internal values ‘of what it means to be a man’ were inherited from the dubious fantasy of the movies, particularly my childhood models: James Bond, Jackie Chan, and Jack (in Titanic). Jack, of course, is also an archetypal rock and roll hero: road warrior, poor yet able to maneuver class, loyal friend, incredible dancer, fantastic lover (in the back of cars), wonderful with graphic design (could do his own cover art), and weapon against the aristocracy (and all things bureaucratic and mannered).
Directed by the band’s other lead vocalist Nikki Belfiglio and Bodega ally Corey Eisenberg, the new video is set within the brutalist, tech-inspired Endless Scroll cover art, where the band performs with each of their members separated by computer monitors.
After recently supporting Franz Ferdinand on their Always Ascending U.S. tour and making an appearance at this year’s SXSW festival, Bodega will head to Europe for their first-ever shows outside of North America. When they return to the States, the band will play an album release show in Brooklyn before embarking on a U.S. headlining tour in June.
Watch the new video for “Jack in Titanic” below and check out Bodega’s upcoming tour dates further down. You can preorder Endless Scroll here.
Bodega Tour Dates:
15 – London, U.K. @ The Social
16 – London, U.K. @ Lock Tavern
17-18 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Great Escape
19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Gold Sounds at Brudenell Social Club
20 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Poetry Club
22 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom (w/ Rolling Blackouts C.F.)
23 – London, U.K. @ The Lexington (w/ Amyl and the Sniffers) (SOLD OUT)
25 – Leffinge, Belgium @ De Zwerver
26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling at Paradiso
27 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club (w/ Moaning)
28 – Cologne, Germany @ Sonic Ballroom
29 – Berlin, Germany @ ACUD
01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Sunnyvale
16 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Rivoli
17 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
18 – Detroit, Mich. @ Marble Bar
19 – Chicago, Ill. @ Empty Bottle
21 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt
22 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop
23 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Jackpot
24 – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Mill
25 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
26 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Cactus Club
27 – Columbus, Ohio @ Used Kids Records
28 – Athens, Ohio @ The Union
29 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Everybody Hits
10 – Manchester, U.K. @ Soup Kitchen
11 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Sunflower Lounge
13 – Beccles, U.K. @ Latitude Festival
16 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Valkhof Festival
19 – Port Grimaud, France @ Plage de Rock (w/ Parquet Courts)
21 – Benicassim, Spain @ Benicassim Festival