posted August 7th, 2015

Dope Body's new album, Kunk, (which drops on August 28th) will hit you like a ton of bricks. Kunk tones are that of a pure, unfiltered primitive nature, like a funky predator stalking its prey. Comprised of the unhinged jams and riffs muscled around between takes recording last year's Lifer, Kunk is a toxic mutation of a record, compiled and edited into songs of the most elastic, loose variety. While Lifer presents an uneasy, blackened cloak shrouding tightly composed rock anthems, Kunk goes straight for the kill from the first needle drop. The brutal shriek-blasts of Zachary Utz's guitar coupled with Andrew Laumann's gutteral howl rip through the pores of the thick, grinding rhythm section of Dave Jacober and John Jones like cleavers through chunks of rancid meat: Kunk rises from the ashes of Lifer like a flaming phoenix dripping vengeful, hot flesh.

Dope Body earned their lofty reputation as a live band from years of thrashing around sweaty basements across the USA and stinky dungeons across Europe; Kunk showcases their expertise in bringing these gritty sounds to the forefront, like a gut-punch to the seedy underbelly. If the riffs don't grab you, the menacing glitches into controlled chaos will!

For the visually inclined, it's imperative that you check out this Kunk-ommercial album teaser. And everybody: pre-order your copy of Kunk now!

Dope Body hit the 'bahn and more, touring Europe this fall:

9/7/15 at The Hope and Ruin in Brighton, United Kingdom             

9/8/15 at Manchester Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom*           

9/9/15 at Barrowland in Glasgow, United Kingdom*           

9/10/15 at O2 Academy Newcastle in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom*    

9/11/15 at The Fulford Arms in York, United Kingdom       

9/12/15 at Whelan's in Dublin, Ireland

9/14/15 at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, United Kingdom              

9/15/15 at The Stag & Hounds in Bristol, United Kingdom           

9/16/15 at The Old Blue Last in London, United Kingdom              

9/17/15 at Madame Moustache in Brussels, Belgium            

9/18/15 at Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands      

9/19/15 at L'Olympic Café in Paris, France

9/20/15 at Le Temps Machine in Tours, France

9/21/15 at A Tant RêverDu Roi in Tours, France

9/22/15 at Lata De Zinc in Oviedo, Spain    

9/24/15 at Sabotage Rock Club in Lisbon, Portugal              

9/25/15 at Siroco in Madrid, Spain    

9/26/15 at La [2] de Apolo in Barcelona, Spain    

9/28/15 at Grrrnd Zero in Lyon, France

9/29/15 at Lo-Fi in Milan, Italy      

9/30/15 at Pastificio Elettrico in Arezzo, Italy      

10/1/15 at Freakout Club in Bologna, Italy      

10/2/15 at Frame House in Oppeano, Italy      

10/3/15 at Bad Bonn in Duedingen, Switzerland       

10/5/15 at Cairo in Wuerzburg, Germany            

10/6/15 at Urban Spree in Berlin, Germany            

10/7/15 at Sonic Ballroom in Berlin, Germany            

10/8/15 at Hafenklang in Hamburg, Germany            

10/9/15 at dB's Studios in Utrecht, Netherlands      

10/10/15 at Live Club in Liege, Belgium


*w/ Future Islands 

Artists in this story: Dope Body