The Body & Thou "Release from Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated" DLP
New double LP edition from Thrill Jockey!
Both collaborative albums from The Body & Thou are finally available together on vinyl for the first time. Featuring brand new and expanded artwork Released From Love and You, Whom I Have Always Hated are presented in a gatefold jacket with flooded black pockets, black paper inner sleeves and a deluxe 12 page 11” x 11” booklet and download card of all tracks.
The Body and Thou are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories. You, Whom I Have Always Hated is a new collaborative release that showcases both bands’ unique abilities to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting.
On You, Whom I Have Always Hated, each band’s distinctive elements shine through and combine to create something more visceral than the sum of their parts. While the groups have different approaches to live performance and stylistic nuances, they share general creative ideas and have a history subsumed in themes of alienation, melancholy, and despair. They describe the new collaboration as “a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duro’s Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found.”