“If you like your indie rock fused with dark melodies and sweet synthesizers, the NRVS LVRS are here to satisfy your auditory needs. Vocalist Andrew Gomez says their musical influences include “erotic film scores of the ’60s and ’70s.” It’s hard not to jump on board with a group devoted to meticulous research.” – SF Gate
Daily Apparatus” is the debut album from Host Bodies, a live electronic duo based in San Francisco. From the creative collaboration of MC and producer, James Collector, and multi-instrumentalist and graphic designer, Nick Hess, Host Bodies emerges with a genre-defying blend of syncopated polyrhythms, gritty blues riffs, underground hip-hop psychedelia, narrative song structure, and field recordings from cities and the wild. “On A Roll”, the opening track, is a spacey exploration of loop pedals and lush textures, featuring Pink Floyd-esque star guitar. “I Am Flying” is the beach jam. “City” is the bubble beat. The album hits its stride on “Hurdles” when James (aka Swoop) picks up the mic, interweaving rap lyrics with Nick’s hypaethral guitar shredding over 808 drums and massive synth bass. And then comes “Beads”, a cinematic instrumental journey inspired by the Bay Area. “Daily Apparatus” marks the culmination of a long friendship, a friendship based on dedication to music as a lifestyle, a medicine, and a vehicle.
Pop duo based in San Francisco.