Denver’s My Body Sings Electric Coming to the Moxi and the Artery
Colorado's own indie-pop/alternative rock band -- we don't really know what to call them, and they don't really care what we call them, as their Soundcloud says, 'Call it what you will.' -- will be playing two shows in our neck of the woods March 18 and 20.
My Body Sings Electric is a name I've been familiar with, growing up with the Denver music scene, and I'm excited that they're taking a drive up the interstate to see us in Northern Colorado. I email chatted with Nick from MBSE so we can all get better acquainted.
Shelby: Can you give all of us in Northern Colorado a little intro/rundown on My Body Sings Electric?
Nick: We’re from Denver, we play music and we’re addicted to having a really good time.
Shelby: 'You'll like MBSE if you like....'
Nick: You’ll like MBSE if you’re a fan of Minus the Bear or Walk the Moon, you have a dual appreciation for delicious craft beer AND cheep PBR, you like pina coladas, but would rather not be caught in the rain, at least not permanently. And lastly, you’ll like MBSE if you don’t take anything I say too seriously. :)
Shelby: The Artery is pretty in new to Fort Collins. Have you been up here yet?
Nick: Haven’t been yet, but I am impressed by what they stand for: true commitment to artistry, hence the name the Artery, I expect. We’re definitely looking forward to experiencing it first hand, though. And Fort Collins usually shows us a good time. Can't wait.
Shelby: What is something you love about playing shows outside of your hometown, Denver? (*Like Ft.Collins/Greeley but also anywhere else, really.*)
Nick: It’s always humbling playing shows outside of your home market. It puts you back at square one as an artist; you’re building the foundation all over again. With that in mind, I feel like traveling to new places is kind of like dating. Each venue/city has its own personality, and were finding out whether we are compatible or not. And everybody knows the best part of the relationship happens at the beginning, when the situation is still new and exciting. Right? (Side note: I don’t think I’ve ever been on a 'date,' so my analogy might be slightly off base.)
Shelby: The Artery has an awesome drink menu... so Nick, coffee, chai or beer?
Nick: This one’s easy. Beer. If beer is an option, beer is the answer. But I might start off with an espresso shot or four to get things started. Let's party.
My Body Sings Electric's Franklin Tapes Side A and Side B (which were, impressively, tracked in Nick's garage), are now available digitally.
On Friday, March 18 BandWagon presents My Body Sings Electric at the Moxi Theater in Greeley with our friends in Silver & Gold, and on Sunday, March 20, they'll be at our favorite toast-serving venue, the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins.
All ages, doors open at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of show.