slenderbodies, “dewdrops”

slenderbodies, “dewdrops”

Los Angeles-based indie pop duo slenderbodies brings us a groovy new tune in “dewdrops”, laced effortlessly with their quintessential relaxed sound and ethereal vocals. It seems to go well with the midwest weather this time of year, as April showers seem to be extending into the month of May. But we’re entranced completely by this song, and all about the soundscape that surrounds you when you allow yourself to delve into it.

Wrap yourself in “dewdrops” for a bit, why don’t you?

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slenderbodies, “king”

slenderbodies, “king”

In the mood for a staccato, soulful, slow burner to really enjoy as you wind down this week? How about trying “King” by slenderbodies on for size? The lightweight feel of the vocals is absolutely divine, with little hints of MJ strewn about, while the instrumentals treat you to a soundscape that is worthy of an evening in the backyard, gazing at the stars. As for the lyrical content, slenderbodies explains: “’King’ was written by taking a hard look at the way we create. The song focuses on tough topics of self-doubt, need for validation from the world, and a desire to be great when creating. However, we realized that so much of our positive behaviors and gifts regarding creativity were instilled in us by the strong women in our lives. First our mothers, aunts, and grandmothers. Then later on romantic partners and friends. To have someone who says they believe in you and consistently shows it is a wildly powerful thing, and ‘king’ pays homage to that.”

Check it out below, and be sure to let us know what you think!

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slenderbodies, “the one”

slenderbodies, “the one”

Los Angeles-based indie pop duo slenderbodies keeps stocking us with amazing new tracks to enjoy, this time with new single “The One”. Slow, textured guitar chords own the soundscape as instrumentals and light as a feather vocals intricately layer over it. It’s one of our favorites of the season so far, make it yours too!

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slenderbodies @ rough trade

slenderbodies @ rough trade

Slenderbodies headlined Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on May 7th. The indie/electronic guitar duo, made up of Ben and Max, were met with success quite quickly, scoring opening slots for both Passion Pit and PVRIS. For anyone who’s listened to Slenderbodies, it’s not much of a surprise. Not only is their guitar work deeply intricate, boasting a trademark wispiness that sets them apart from their peers, but they also sing, write, mix, and produce all their tracks. They fully own and control their creativity without anyone else interfering. It’s a rare feat in the music business, one that Slenderbodies deftly navigates with a seeming effortlessness.

Setting the mood prior to their set, two large lava lamps were placed to the right and left of the stage while a scarf swirled around a mic stand. The room was packed, and as Slenderbodies began to play in the near-darkness, the audience swayed and danced as the music gently wafted through the air. The only light came from brightly-colored, psychedelic graphics floating across a projector screen behind the band. The atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful; Slenderbodies delivered their fans a perfect ending to a Monday night.

Slenderbodies has a new LP coming out mid-late summer. Check out their latest single, “Anome,” here and for more Slenderbodies music, including a cover of MGMT’s “Electric Feel,” check out their Soundcloud here.