Bodega - 'Endless Scroll'

8/10

Over the last few months, Brooklyn's Bodega have quickly become one of the most talked about new bands in the world. Described as an LCD Soundsystem that never went clubbing, the nihilistic attitude of their DIY-sound has been permeating the global indie scene ever since the band became the toast of SXSW earlier this year, and have now cemented the hype surrounding them with the release of their stunning debut album 'Endless Scroll'.

From the start, it is clear that this is meant to be a satire-filled release that hones itself on the more contemporary issues in the world. Rather than simply take on the various political and environmental problems facing the planet, the band choose to focus themselves on the simple, day-to-day frustrations that we can all relate to. Stretched over this minimal yet very well-produced post-punk backdrop, the group are already reminiscent of The Moldy Peaches in style and aesthetic, but manage to keep themselves from falling too far into that woozy, self-obsessed attitude.

Despite its relatively consistent pace, 'Endless Scroll' is a fascinating and wonderful debut release from a band that have already managed to find and hone their own sound. It may still be early days for Bodega, but with material this good, they'll definitely find themselves atop a many music fan's highlights of the year lists.

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