by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Nashville's Body Origami create a sonic head trip of psych pop throughout their full-length debut Bright and Only Mine, due out September 22nd via Broken Circles. The record draws inspiration from bands like Mew, Drab Majesty, and a hint of Pinback, creating a heavenly blend of synth pop, prog, and skittering dream-pop. The record evolves through different sounds and moods, blending experimental compositions together with ethereal beauty and occasionally aggressive tendencies for a bit of spice.
"Fan Dance," the record's second single (and third song available via Bandcamp), is one of the record's lighter moments, a pop song that floats and bubbles with a sinewy art-pop charm. The atmosphere is thick and full of color, built on a steady beat that finds their warbling guitars and keyboards setting the tone and lulling calm. The duel vocals pair together to create texture between the song's more ominous verses and the shimmering hook, careful not to waste a second of the song's two minutes. There aren't a lot of bands attempting to replicate the majesty of Mew, but Body Origami have re-imagined it with skill and grace.
Kyle Merriman (vocals/guitar) shared, "If it's about anything tangible, I imagine it's about transcending a very dangerous situation or event by wearing something very colorful you wouldn't normally wear and asking for more danger. I think it's saying yes to taking on difficult things and identifying and accepting your faults openly."
Body Origami's Bright and Only Mine is out September 22nd via Broken Circles.