Premiere: BODYGUARD - Sex With AXE™ On Warped shop-til-you-drop pop from James Ferraro’s blazing new LA band.
BODYGUARD is James Ferraro’s new band, a project he introduced to the world back in February via his ‘Silica Gel’ mixtape. Raiden is BODYGUARD’s debut single, out tomorrow on Hippos In Tanks, and you can hear B-side Sex With AXE™ On for the first time below. It’s a woozy, disconcerting affair, like the soundtrack to a pre-millennial movie about internet hackers. Ferraro on vocoder vocals slips into the male lead role with ease. As indicated by the title – Sex With AXE™ On (AXE™ is the US name for Lynx, UK folks) – holds up a mirror to consumer culture, honing in on the duality at its core: we recognise the absurdity yet are complicit in the desire. Get the full effect of the artwork below.