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Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and guitarist Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc), will release their second studio album, The Switch, on July 13 on Matador Records. Their debut album together as Body/Head, Coming Apart, from 2013, was more of a rock record heavy, emotional, cathartic, spellwork in shades of black and grey. The Switch is their second studio full-length, and it finds the duo working with a more subtle palette, refining their ideas and identity. Some of it was sketched out live (if you ve not had the fortune of seeing them in that natural environment yet, see 2016 s improvisational document No Waves), but much of it happened purely in the moment. On The Switch, their vision and focus feel truly unified. If Coming Apart was dark magic, The Switch works with light, though it never forgets that these approaches are two sides of the same coin, and that binaries black/white, near/far, emotion/analysis, body/head are made to be broken open, and that the truth of things is in the energy between.