Body/Head are an electric guitar duo comprised of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange). They began working together in various loose formats a few years ago, but the Body/Head concept evolved more specifically in early 2012.
Initially their approach was largely instrumental - lattices of interwoven feedback rainbows, with bits recalling everyone from Heldon to Keiji Haino. They often performed against a backdrop of slow-motion film projection, creating a dream narrative of undeniable power and visionary reach. Kim’s voice began creeping more into the mix, and the vocals are now an intrinsic part of their musical architecture. They have even started writing and playing ‘songs’, compositionally distinct from their purely aleatory origins, but still featuring lots of built-in improvisational space.
Body/Head have recorded a single for Dennis Tyfuss’ Ultra Eczema Editions, a tour EP for Nace’s own Open Mouth Productions, and released a collaboration with Dead C’s Michael Morley through Feeding Tube Records.
‘Coming Apart’, their debut album, is released by Matador Records.
“A call-and-response of healing, oceanic feedback.” - Jon Caramanica, New York Times
“Some of the most courageous and emotive singing of Gordon’s career, and some of the most fantastically elastic music currently being produced, shifting form and formlessness without batting an eye.” - Matt Krefting