Indie pop duo, slenderbodies released their double singles, “smilin” and “miracle” preluding their upcoming album, simple shapesdue June 10.
The double singles are released in tandem with two videos written and directed by slenderbodies themselves. When discussing the videos the duo states, “it was so fun and refreshing to be able to write direct and star in these music videos ourselves! ‘miracle’ was a blast and our co-star, Reginald Billingsworth was so great on and off set. for ‘smilin’ we felt we were in such good hands with Alyssa Rose and her incredible talent and skill in the art of dance.”
“smilin’” features a syncopated rhythm paired with an upbeat guitar, creating the perfect backdrop for harmonic vocals. The groovy guitar riffs entrances listeners while simultaneously creating a perfectly placed melody. When discussing the song, slenderbodies said, “being captivated by a simple smile. this is something we strive for, to always smile and maintain the perfect facade we are meant for.[WATCH/SHARE].
“‘miracle’ is an internal conflict of letting someone light the fire inside you to do something exciting/dangerous.” said slenderbodies. “sometimes the best thing for us to grow is acting on the worst of ideas” The fast paced tempo of the song, and unexpected inclusions evoke this feeling to a tee. [WATCH/SHARE].
The 16-track, progressive and punchy, dream-pop album includes plenty of lush percussive guitars, synth and fun grooves in the drums. The album title is derived from its title track, tying the record together with the song lyrics: leaving a trail of simple shapes – a metaphor for leaving a trail of significant memories as life progresses.The new singles follow their most recent double single releases such as “chamomile,” “plastic parts,” “tiger balm (magenta),” “I can’t make up my mind,” husky brown” and “would you break my fall?”

“All we really have are the little moments, and this is at the core of the themes of escapism, joy, frustration and emotional coping that are at the core of this record,” said the duo. “the new album explores a theme of lack of authenticity through representing ourselves online. Our first single, ‘plastic parts’ was the genesis of this, and is further explored through the concept of the mannequins in our visual content. Beyond that initial theme, we explore themes of staying present as a means to deal with difficult things in the world, and paying attention to the role that music plays in our lives to let us escape into another world. overall theme of looking for contentment and consistent comfort over explosive fleeting joys”

simple shapes tracklist  
1. plastic parts
2. smilin
3. chamomile
4. i can’t make up my mind
5. tiger balm (magenta)
6. husky brown
7. miracle
8. opinion 9. fake milk
10. splash out
11. would you break my fall?
12. dip
13. heat right now
14. staring
15. simple shapes
16. moment
North America Tour Dates:
Jun 02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Music Club
Jun 03 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Jun 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
Jun 06 ­– Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Jun 07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Jun 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Jun 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Jun 11­ – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry @ Fillmore
Jun 13 ­– Washington D.C. @ Union Stage
Jun 14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Jun 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jun 17 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Jun 18 – Montreal, QC @ Ritz
Jun 19 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
Jun 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
Jun 22 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
Jun 25 – Rothberg, MI @ Electric Forest
Jun 26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Jun 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Jun 30 ­– Denver, CO @ Gothic Jul 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Hanger House
Jul 03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Jul 04 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
Jul 05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 07 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Jul 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre