BODEGA have announced their second album, ‘Broken Equipment’, check out new track ‘Doers’

The full-length will arrive alongside a new run of tour dates next March.
Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana.

BODEGA have announced their second album, ‘Broken Equipment’.

Set for release on 11th March 2022 via What’s Your Rupture? the news comes alongside its infectious lead single ‘Doers’

Debuted last night by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music, the track is inspired by self-help books and vlogs, and tackles the toxic side of forced productivity.

The band’s Ben Hozie explains: “Sometime on tour near the end of 2019 I found myself reading and watching a plethora of self-help books and Youtube vids. This started from a genuine desire for spiritual and physical improvement but I soon started noticing how advertisements everywhere were utilising the language of self-help. I was being programmed.
“‘You don’t have time to cook dinner tonight because you are too busy crushing it as a doer —> You are creating next level content and don’t have time to hang out w/ friends or family this weekend so download this app and have ready-made food delivered to you for 29.99.’ This ideology of constant productivity forces you to treat your own body, mind, time, and friends as products to mine ——> As a result the world becomes a smaller, duller place. All artists (all people) desire to be productive : ‘Function is the key.’ Yet… If a photo is taken of you in the woods: for all millennia you’ll always be stuck in the woods.”

It comes with a new video, directed by Ben alongside BODEGA co-founder Nikki Belfiglio, and drawing inspiration from Ryan Trecartin, Hype Williams and Slipknot.

Ben explains: “For the advertisement (music vid) for the track we teamed up with our old pal Joe Wakeman (who used to perform with me and Nikki in BODEGA BAY). We shot at the old abandoned IBM offices in Kingston, NY (where Nikki and Joe were born and raised) and a gym and a parking garage in Bushwick. The video stars Dr. DOER, a misunderstood monster who simply wants to issue directives and inspire his team of ghouls to #greatness.”

There’s also the announcement of a new UK and EU run for 2022 with UK dates, kicking off on 11th March with a trio of shows at the Prince Albert in Brighton before culminating with three nights at London’s Moth Club from 29th to 31st March.

Tickets are available on pre-sale via the band’s mailing list from 10am this Friday, Oct 22nd, before going on general sale on Tuesday, Oct 26th, at 10am.

The dates read:

MARCH 2022
11th Brighton, UK – Prince Albert
12th Brighton, UK – Prince Albert (evening & matinee)
13th Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
14th Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
15th Bristol, UK – The Fleece
17th Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
18th Leicester, UK – International Arts Centre
19th Birkenhead, UK – Future Yard
20th Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
22nd Glasgow, UK – Mono
23rd Glasgow, UK – Mono
24th Manchester, UK – Gorilla
25th Sheffield, UK – Yellow Arch
26th Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
28th Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms
29th London, UK – Moth Club
30th London, UK – Moth Club
31st London, UK – Moth Club

The tracklist for ‘Broken Equipment’ reads:

  1. Thrown
  2. Doers
  3. Territorial Call of the Female
  4. NYC (disambiguation)
  5. Statuette on the Console
  6. C.I.R.P.
  7. Pillar on the Bridge of You
  8. How Can I Help Ya?
  9. No Blade of Grass
  10. All Past Lovers
  11. Seneca the Stoic
  12. After Jane

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