NYC band Body Stuff has released the official music video for new single “Fame,” featuring guest vocals by pop icon Tiffany.
“Fame” appears on the upcoming new album, Body Stuff 4, out June 2nd via The Chain.
Body Stuff vocalist/songwriter Curran Reynolds says: “1987, living out in the country in Maine, Tiffany’s voice rocked me profoundly. All these years later, to team up with her on this song of mine, it’s a dream come true.”
Reynolds shot the “Fame” music video in his hometown of Camden, Maine.
Body Stuff is the duo of Curran Reynolds and Ryan Jones. Prior to launching the project in 2013, the two friends served together as the rhythm section for Today Is The Day and, before that, Wetnurse.
Across three EPs – Body Stuff (2013), Body Stuff 2 (2016), and Body Stuff 3 (2020) – a singular sound was established. Passionate vocals and wistful hooks were bolstered by a bellicose drum machine and thick guitars conjuring industrial-metal power, while a ghostly fog blanketed the whole affair.
A Metal Injection article in 2020 stated: “If Godflesh ever teamed up with Billy Idol, they’d still be trying to collect the formula that makes Body Stuff infectiously entertaining.” A review in The Wire Magazine in that same year hailed the band’s “doomed romanticism and synth-assisted stadium rock” and concluded: “It’s hugely evocative stuff.”
With Reynolds’ songwriting at the heart of the project, he and Jones work closely together to track and mix the songs; Jones, also a live audio engineer for Grammy winners Portugal. The Man, owns and operates NYC recording studio Growlhouse, where Body Stuff 4 was realized.
Recorded between 2020 and 2022, Body Stuff 4 sees Body Stuff reach its most fully fleshed-out state thus far. From the raw minimalism of the earlier work, the sound has progressed into a more ornate form while still retaining its rough edges and bleeding heart. The album was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Torche, Code Orange).
Tiffany’s vocals on “Fame” were recorded by producer Mark Alberici.
Body Stuff plays April 19th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, with Djunah: EVENT
Tiffany kicks off a US tour tonight in Philly:
Apr 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ City Winery
Apr 14 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House
Apr 15 – South Orange, NJ @ South Orange Performing Arts
Apr 16 – Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street Theater
Apr 17 – Red Bank, NJ @ The Vogel
Apr 20 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall Lounge
Apr 22 – Turners Falls, MA @ Shea Theater Arts Center
Apr 23 – Boston, MA @ City Winery
Apr 28 – The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe Big Barn
Apr 30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 2 – Newberry, SC @ Newberry Opera House
May 5 – Boca Raton, FL @ Boca Black Box
May 6 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Daytona Beach Bandshell
May 13 – The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
May 15 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater