Dope Body, “Hired Gun”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.22.14 in Listen to This

As math-rock-y as the opening guitar melody in “Hired Gun” is — and continues to be throughout, severing every other verse with a buzz-sawed guitar break — Dope Body makes sure to offset any of its technical inclinations with the sort of thing you’d expect to hear when wandering into one of Burger Records’s increasingly infamous SXSW showcases. Balls-to-the-wall rock, then, albeit with an ambient interlude halfway through and vocals that are buried just beneath the surface. Look out for the rest of Lifer on October 21.