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“…Body Language may traverse an impressive range of styles, but the group has only one clear motive: to move bodies on the dance floor.” NPR

“Sunny and buzzing” FADER

“Body Language isn’t just a Queen song, it’s also a four-piece electro gang from Brooklyn who have appeared with the greats like Passion Pit, School Of Seven Bells, Theophilus London and We Have Band.” NME

“Soulful dance-worthy grooves” ROLLING STONE

“Obviously inspired by fellow Brooklynites Dirty Projectors, this multiracial quartet cuts down on the art rock, gets busier with the R&B, and floats twinkling glockenspiel and twee boy/girl harmonies over bin-rattling booty bottom.” SPIN

“Brooklyn dance-pop act Body Language make music practically designed for remixes.” PITCHFORK

“We haven’t been able to get this Brooklyn-based quartet out of our heads…and that’s a good thing.” NYLON

Band of the Day: “Body Language are in the same ballpark, quality-wise, as, respectively, early Madonna, the disco label Prelude’s 1982 output, and CSS doing an impression of Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. That is some ballpark. It is possibly the greatest ballpark there is.” The Guardian UK

Top Tune of the Day: “Retro-minded Brooklyn band Body Language explores a myriad of sounds across the sonic landscape.” KCRW

“Featured Music Video on AdultSwim.com” ADULT SWIM

“Brooklyn synth-poppers Body Language have become equally well-known over the past year for so for churning out sugary sweet tunes and for being remix fodder for a slew of acts.” PREFIX Magazine



Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP—which earned the approval of everyone from NPR to The New York Times to The Guardian, the Brooklyn based electro-dance quartet, Body Language are ready to reveal their sophomore album Grammar.  Like Social Studies, this sophomore release embodies the band’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B.

Or as multi-instrumentalist/producer Grant Wheeler puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

This year’s early premiere of tracks like “Lose My Head”—a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys to the wobbly synth lines and the Motown inspired chorus of “I’m a Mess” show that continued versatility and collaboration is the core of Body Language’s creative process.  Like their previous release, this album began in the home studio Grant shares with singer/fellow producer Matt Young and was further fleshed out with drummer Ian Young and singer/glockenspiel player Angelica Bess.

“Everyone has their part,” insists Matt. “In fact, certain people come to our shows to see different performers. I kinda like to think of it as a circus.”

Body Language’s outside projects make that circus even more interesting, from Ian’s live drumming for Matthew Dear and Angelica’s vocals on Sepalcure’s “Outside the Lines”, which was featured in the critically acclaimed film ‘Black Swan’ to Grant and Matt’s co-production/writing credits for such rising artists as Passion Pit, Machinedrum and Vacationer; a recurring collaborator Matt Young describes as “like Body Language if you stripped the R&B and soul parts out, took it down 30 BPM, and gave it a Mai Tai on the beach.”

Body Language has long proven they are more than just a synth dance band. The LP, slated for release September 10, is a clear look into the band’s overall evolution.  Early this year, as a treat for fans, the band released part of the album as an EP.  It featured five songs from this upcoming LP and was made available for free download for a limited time via their website and had even earned them a LED billboard spot that ran on Times Square late Jan.

Live, they keep you on the dancefloor and word of mouth spreads fast as they are now known to sell out most NYC venues.  They have played shows with Sia, Janelle Monae, The Hood Internet and co-headlined with Vacationer.  In celebration of this long-awaited release, they are scheduled to headline a show at the Bowery Ballroom this summer with Avan Lava.  So if you were into Social Studies in 2012, you are in for a real lesson in “Grammar” for 2013. Class is officially in session.