Sounds Like: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Easy Star All Stars, Rubblebucket, Rebelution
Label: Medicine Hi-Fi
Manager: Rachel Orke, Matt O'Brian
Bio: From the Flower City of Rochester, NY -- THUNDER BODY is a timeless exercise in the possibilities of tight, analog electric roots music. A progression of over a hundred songs celebrate the healing power of sound vibrations in music. The sonic potion they call “senzae” combines elements of soul, b...See Full Bio
"We added a three-piece horn section that has made us into soul music, or some kind of large band, horn-groovy thing that I don't think is reggae anymore," O'Brian says of the new Thunder Body. "...I suggested to the band that we step back and give ourselves some time to get a new sound and creative feeling. I encountered no resistance. . . . I just generally think we're better, since coming back and working so hard. We bought Rachel a Hammond organ, and since then the sound has come alive and gotten bigger." Not only do Thunder Body's old songs sound different, it has a handful of new ones. And when it goes into the studio to record, it won't be digital, but analog. The band playing direct to tape.