It was easy to miss Bodycop. During the local band's short tenure, it shunned websites and mostly played DIY spaces and house shows. But the band's crushing, twisted Swans worship—and a cassette release on Fan Death Records—has brought it a loyal underground following. As Bodycop's shows got more intense, rumors began to fly about self-mutilation [...]
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True story: If you send me a cassette tape, I will totally listen to it. This is because 1) I have a working cassette deck at home; and 2) guess how often I get to use it?
So I was pretty happy to get this demo cassette from D.C.'s Black Telephone yesterday. I was also pretty [...]
Lists are inexplicably difficult yet undeniably crucial for music nerds. We have to sum up the events of the year with numbers and bullet points or our brains melt and our hearts explode. Sad but true. It's been in fashion of late to be more eclectic with lists, including everything from drone-core to bubblegum pop [...]
Less is so much more with Trophy Wife. The guitar-drums duo, featuring former D.C. resident Katy Otto on percussion, pummel without any need for bass. It's an onslaught of mathy, screamo-inspired rock 'n' roll, and it's always refreshing to see the physicality of only two members pulling that off.
As dark and heavy as the latest [...]
The label says Bodycop doesn't have any photos; here's a picture of Foreigner instead.
This is heavy, terrifying music, all sludgy White Zombie guitars and defiant no wave crassness. On "Don't Move," from the upcoming self-titled cassette by D.C.'s Bodycop, slow and dissonant guitars chug beneath sinister pitch-shifted vocals from some other dimension. The only discernible [...]