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When: Sat., June 4, 9 p.m. 2016

Originally out of H.P. Lovecraft’s old turf in Providence, but now based in Portland, Oregon, superheavy duo the Body have a long history of augmenting their stripped-down lineup through productive collaborations—their list of works made with the likes of Braveyoung and Thou is nearly as long as their own discography. This year they’ve already punched us with a double whammy: a collaboration with Full of Hell called One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (Neurot), and their fifth duo outing, No One Deserves Happiness (Thrill Jockey), the follow-up to 2014’s Haxan Cloak collab I Shall Die Here. As always, the Body build atop the steady foundation of Chip King’s monster riffs and Lee Buford’s drumming and evil programming, and there’s no element they’ll balk at using. No One Deserves Happiness places horns and strings, pretty-clean vocals, and a skewed sense of electronic pop into its meat grinder of despair and summons a maelstrom that’s all the crueler for its illusions of respite.

Monica Kendrick

Price: $8

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