Sidelined from the stage, banjo-wielding NYHC renegades Show Me the Body have been "recalibrating" — "both how we exist as a band and how we cultivate power within our community," the group explained in a joint statement. One of the fruits of that recalibration is a new EP, Survive, SMTB's first music since their critically acclaimed 2019 album, Dog Whistle. The three-track record was self-produced alongside Gabriel Millman and Patrik Berger, who has worked with everyone from Robyn to Refused, and mixed and mastered by extreme-music mainstay Arthur Rizk. It's due out on March 19th via Loma Vista Recordings, but ahead of the big drop, SMTB have offered up the EP's lead single and title track along with the song's intense, impressionistic music video. The clip shows a group of individuals taking to the streets to train in self-defense. Survive is available for pre-order now on limited pressing 10" vinyl and digital download.
Show Me the Body commented: "During this isolation we had to recalibrate ... Our live performance is not just a moment for us, it's our weapon, our language, and our ceremony. Without it, we had to reconfigure how we interact with our community. We established CORPUS headquarters. With our team, we started CORPUS Family, a branch of CORPUS focused on community initiatives; Burning World Book Club, a clothing drive, and a studio residency. We are preparing CORPUS Self-Defense initiatives as well as open jam sessions as soon as safety will allow for it. We built a studio in our headquarters. Survive is the first project to be written and recorded top to bottom in the CORPUS studio. The songs deal with spiritual and physical isolation, as well as staying ready and preparing for the next time we come together."