Oakland-based punk outfit Body Double shares its debut single “The Floating Hand.” The track is packed around and driving rhythm section, expounding with angular guitars drifting in and out. The song is off also the first single from its forthcoming LP Milk Fed (Zum label), dropping on Sept. 18.
Of the new album, songwriter Candace Lazarou offers, “The Floating Hand” is generally about competition and your options for reacting to it. I grew up in a few different countries because my dad was a Marine, and each move felt interplanetary: the language changed, what was good and bad changed, even the bugs crawling on the ground changed. I felt at odds with conservative military culture and run-of-the-mill high school viciousness and fantasized about one day finding a safe haven in punk and underground music. It turns out that even amongst weirdos you’ll still see people undercut each other, and you might be a maladjusted alien regardless of scenery. I wrote this song about a musician I thought was particularly nasty, and it ended up being about myself, which is what happens whenever I try to write a dis track.”
Also rounding out the band are Chase Kamp, Noah Adams, el Weikart, and Jascha Ephraim.