BODEGA Shares Single “Tarkovski” 

NYC’s BODEGA return today with news of signing to Chrysalis Records to release their third album, Our Brand Could Be Yr Life, on April 12. Pre-order here.

In conjunction, BODEGA has released their thrilling new single, “Tarkovski,” which debuted today. The song quickly became a live favorite after appearing in the set during the band’s recent Autumn tour of the UK, and acts as a first taster of their upcoming LP. The ever-ambitious, fiercely playful record, widens BODEGA’s sonic palette even further, offering up a cohesive, moreish set of songs that are both stylistically diverse and irresistibly anthemic.

Ben Hozie, joint lead vocalist of BODEGA had the following to say about the themes behind their new single: “‘Tarkovski’ is a pun on the famous Russian director and skiing; I was enamored by his book ‘Sculpting in Time’ but found that many of his professed rules and guidelines for filmmaking were broken by his own filmmaking practices. Theory never really gets at what you want and applying theory to the chaotic practice of art making (while still useful and essential) is like skiing down a wild slope.”

The new single is accompanied by a visually arresting video, directed by Luca Balser and starring joint lead vocalist Nikki Belfiglio’s mother. It quotes the climactic candle-carrying sequence in Tarkovsky’s 1983 feature-length ‘Nostalghia’ but quickly veers from studied long takes into punchy pop vogueing: theory never gets at what you really want.

Tour Dates:

01/10 – Ridgewood, NY @ TV Eye

03/12-16 – Austin, @ SXSW

04/19 – Boston, MA @ Rockwell

04/20 – Montreal, PQ @ Bar le Ritz

04/21 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

04/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

04/23 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

04/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

04/27 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

04/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

04/30 – Savannah, GA @ El Rocko

05/01 – Tampa, FL @ Hooch & Hive

05/02 – Miami, FL @ Gramps

05/03 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Walrus

05/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

05/24 – Madrid, ES @ Tomavistas Festival

05/25 – London, UK @ Wide Awake Festival