BODEGA Announce New LP ‘Our Brand Could Be Yr Life’, Air “Tarkovski”

BODEGA Announce New LP 'Our Brand Could Be Yr Life', Air "Tarkovski"

New York art-rock/post punk band BODEGA have announced the release of their third studio album ‘Our Brand Could Be Yr Life‘. The record’s lead single “Tarkovski” accompanies today’s announcement.

The follow-up to 2022’s ‘Broken Equipment (Xtra Equipment)‘, will be released on April 12 through Chrysalis Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Sometimes you have to move backwards to move forwards. Just ask punk cultural commentators BODEGA, whose new album sees them carve a new future from fuzz-soaked, consumerism-skewering shards of their past. The LP is a full ‘remake’ of Ben and Nikki’s old band BODEGA BAY’s sole LP which was a self-released 33 track album from 2015.

“It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for years,” guitarist and vocalist Ben Hozie explains of Our Brand Could Be Yr Life – a collection of catchy indie-rock ruminations on the slow-creep of corporate-think into youth culture, first written eight years ago. 

The record’s 15 tracks explore indie-rock subgenres, self-critique and everything in between. “I think it’s our best- sounding record to date,” says Hozie, “It’s got dance-punk. There’s some shoegaze, there’s slacker rock on there. There’s psychedelic rock on there. R.E.M, too. We wanted to be another band in a long stream of missionaries, proselytising a certain type of rock subculture.”

Check out “Tarkovski” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and artwork.

Our Brand Could Be Yr Life Tracklist:

  1. Dedicated to the Dedicated
  2. G.N.D. Deity
  3. Bodega Bait
  4. Tarkovski
  5. Major Amberson
  6. Stain Gaze
  7. Webster Hall
  8. ATM
  9. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Drum
  10. Protean
  11. Born into by what Consumes
  12. Cultural Consumer I
  13. Cultural Consumer II
  14. Cultural Consumer III
  15. City is Taken
BODEGA ‘Our Brand Could Be Yr Life’