Fever-pop duo Home Body ignores convention with their vivid blend of electronic, new wave, and experimental pop music, performed from the gut with wild abandon and art-school-cool theatricality. Balancing textured layers of juicy synthesizers, gritty beats, and tectonic bass with spirited, stormy vocals, synthesist Eric Hnatow and vocalist Haley Morgan create a visceral sonic landscape that feels equal parts cosmic, fleshy and electric.
Emerging from the vibrant Western Mass music scene, Home Body plays with form and improvisation while retaining a dreamy pop sensibility and demanding presence. Live, the duo punctuates their sound with dance and DIY manual light manipulation, reaching beyond their performance to create a high-vibration spectacle that is buzzing with soul, shadow, and depth.
Sweethearts for over thirteen years, Hnatow and Morgan have been been making music as Home Body since 2011. The duo’s chemistry and unique sound have garnered an enthusiastic fan base throughout New England and beyond. Drawing comparisons to The Knife, Bjork, Sylvan Esso, and early Eurythmics, Home Body has performed close to 400 shows across the North America since their inception, supporting acts such as Dan Deacon, Boy Harsher, Marco Benevento, And The Kids, Guerilla Toss, Pumarosa, TEEN and Downtown Boys.
In addition to releasing their debut full length In Real Life on Feeding Tube Records, and a follow-up EP Guts (2014), the duo has scored fashion shows and dance performances and has made music for films and commercials. Home Body’s newest full-length album, Spiritus, will be released April 26 via Feeding Tube Records and Peace & Rhythm.
Today Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering their video for “Comet.” This is what director Jazer Giles says about the video:
“With simple guidelines from Haley and Eric to veer away from anything overtly recognizable or human besides the lyrics of the song, I set out to create a cosmic and colorful world not unlike the one you see when you push palms against your closed eyes, the lyrics playing across the internal mind’s eye as Haley sings them. I relied heavily upon mathematical tools such as the discreet Laplacian, GLSL noise algorithms, fluid simulations based on the Navier-Stokes equations, feedback, and iterative function systems.”
Home Body adds:
“Inspired by earthly mysteries, archeoastronomy, indigenous origin stories, aliens, and ancient civilizations, ‘Comet’ is an ode to our ‘cosmic clock’ here on Earth.”
Catch them on tour here:
05.03 – TURNERS FALLS, MA @ The Shea Theater
05.11 – NORTH ADAMS, MA @ O+ Festival
05.17 – KEENE, NH @ Terra Nova Coffee Roasters
06.08 – NORTHAMPTON, MA @ Strong & Pleasant Music Festival
06.14 – BOSTON, MA @ Great Scott
06.28 – LOWELL, MA @ UnchaARTed
07.13 – GREENFIELD, MA @ Green River Festival
08.03 – BECKET, MA @ Dream Away Lodge