Southern California based indie group The Body Rampant just released their full-length album entitled ‘RMPNT’ on February 16th. This record is the follow-up to 2013’s EP ‘Midnight Mayfair’, and it delivers 11 tracks of TBR’s most exciting and technical music to date. The album includes a very special selection of guests including Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta), Bradley Walden (Emarosa), Daniel Wand (Capsize) and Ryan Hunter (Envy On The Coast).
About The Body Rampant:
“The body, rampant, floating..” – a quote from a Jim Morrison poem meaning each his own body and mind should roam freely without restrictions, and the inspiration behind The Body Rampant’s whole persona. Their music, their aesthetics- every puzzle piece placed together to form The Body Rampant was built on the foundations of free and open creativity.
Formed by Humboldt County CA transplant JM Lopez in 2010, the Southern California collective spends their time crafting catchy, experimental rock songs with as much passion and intensity one could muster into one 4 minute epic. Their debut EP ‘Transient Years’ was produced by tone guru Casey Bates (portugal the man, fear before the march of flames, ect) and was written and performed almost entirely by vocalist/songwriter JM Lopez. Having gone through many members, Lopez and crew embarked to Baltimore MD to write and record their debut album ‘Midnight Mayfair’ which was engineered and produced by Brian Mcternan (Thrice, Circa Survive, ect) The group has since tracked their sophomore LP and have collaborated with many artists on the album including Thomas Pridgen, Ryan Hunter, Bradley Walden, among many others.
Live, the group can hardly contain their creative energy, and are often exploring every inch of their stage. Armed with avant-garde handmade masks by world renowned artist Duane Flatmo, these miscreants will grab your attention with their off the wall imagery, and their handcrafted indie meets art rock sound.
Having shared the stage with artists like Armor For Sleep, Letlive, and Finch, TBR has proven to be an ever changing living organism that adapts with rocks ever changing landscape.