Watch the Video for Bodega's "Name Escape"

The track is off the band's debut album, Endless Scroll, out now

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Watch the Video for Bodega's "Name Escape"

Brooklyn art-punks Bodega have shared the video for “Name Escape,” off their debut album Endless Scroll, out now.

It’s like this: The city’s getting saturated and there’s less things to say. Or as Bodega put it on “Name Escape”: ”‘Did you remember the Fender?’ said a familiar beard whose band I always see / Whose sound I never hear / I cannot seem to place his face.” Bodega are a band from Brooklyn, and the mass exodus of hipsters and hangers-on that the borough has attracted for the last decade or so have made consistently fun cannon fodder for the people already living there. “His pants are much tighter than the last time we met / He’s got a pizza-core badge which he bought on the internet,” singer Ben Hozie says over a bed of razor-sharp Gang of Four-isms and blaring bass figures, expertly dressing down those guys we all know.

But eventually, the rent goes up and the fun runs out. “‘Name Escape’ details at-this-moment observations from a night out at the now-defunct (and missed) Bushwick venue Palisades,” Hozie said in a statement. “The Smiths blare out of the P.A. as I chat with people I’ve seen hundreds of times but will never really know.”

The video, directed by Hozie and fellow Bodega member Nikki Belfiglio, visualizes this moment and the moments that are sure to follow in the form of a satirical version of 2000s alt-radio faux-edgy music videos. The lyric “heaven knows I’m miserable” flashes onscreen while the band hops around a dark warehouse with background dancers. “For the advertisement clip of the memory malfunction, Nikki directed us doing big rock hype in a big rock warehouse hyperlinked from early aughts ‘alternative’ vids,” Hozie explains. “The strange thing about alienation is that it’s often beautiful and fun.”

Bodega will be touring throughout the remainder of the year and into next. Find a full list of those dates down below, beneath the video for “Name Escape.”

Bodega Tour Dates:

November
09 – Kowloon, Hong Kong @ Clockenflap Festival
10 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ Urbanscapes festival
11 – Singapore City, Singapore @ Neon Lights Music & Arts Festival

December
08 – Rennes, France @ Les Transmusicales

February
05 – Munich, Germany @ Unter Deck
06 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
07 – Düdingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
08 – Besancron, France @ Festival Generiq
09 – Belfort Cedex, France @ La Poudriere
10 – Dijon, France @ Le Consortium
11 – Mannheim, Germany @ Kulturbrücken Jungbusch
12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
14 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rescue Rooms (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
15 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Art School (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
16 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
18 – Manchester, U.K. @ YES (The Pink Room) (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
20 – London, U.K. @ Scala (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
22 – St. Malo, France @ La Nouvelle Vague
23 – Paris, France @ Le Point Ephemere
25 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet (w/ Gong Gong Gong)
28 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kantine

March
01 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengade
02 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Musikclub

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