Dope Body announce new album, October tour

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Baltimore-based punks Dope Body have just announced a full length follow-up to 2012’s Natural History. The new album’s called Lifer and it’s set for release on October 21 via the Drag City. With the announcement of the album comes its first single, “Hired Gun”. The track makes use of blisteringly loud guitar harmonics and an Andrew W.K.-esque party-hard-then-party-even-harder sentiment. It’s the sort of track that’ll give you a bloody nose even before it plays in the background as you jump into the kiddie pool from your childhood friend’s rooftop. In other words, “Hired Gun” is a woozy fun time, all the more augmented by the song’s trance-inducing mid-section.

Dope Body will also set out for a brief tour of the Northeast in October. Before that, they’re playing a free show on August 29 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Single Mothers, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and Vulture Shit.

Listen to “Hired Gun” below with tour dates beneath the embed.

Dope Body Tour Dates:


29 Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Night Bazaar #


26 College Park, MD at University of Maryland @ WMUC Third Rail


16 New York, NY at Studio at Webster Hall
17 Brooklyn, NY at Palisades
18 Ithaca, NY at Cornell University
19 Columbus, OH at Double Happiness
21 Louisville, KY at Zanzabar
22  Richmond, VA at Strange Matter
24 Baltimore, MD at Metro Gallery
25 Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s

# – w/ Single Mothers, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat & Vulture Shit