Dope Body

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Background informationDope Body_header_cell_0_1_0
OriginDope Body_header_cell_0_2_0 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.Dope Body_cell_0_2_1
GenresDope Body_header_cell_0_3_0 Dope Body_cell_0_3_1
Years activeDope Body_header_cell_0_4_0 Dope Body_cell_0_4_1
LabelsDope Body_header_cell_0_5_0 Drag City, Hoss, Black Tent Press, Forge Again, WatercolorDope Body_cell_0_5_1
Associated actsDope Body_header_cell_0_6_0 Sick Weapons, Roomrunner, Holy Ghost PartyDope Body_cell_0_6_1
WebsiteDope Body_header_cell_0_7_0 Dope Body_cell_0_7_1
MembersDope Body_header_cell_0_9_0 David Jacober

John Jones Andrew Laumann Zachary UtzDope Body_cell_0_9_1

Past membersDope Body_header_cell_0_11_0 Jesse LyellDope Body_cell_0_11_1

Dope Body is an American rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, United States, formed in 2008 by vocalist Andrew Laumann, guitarist/bassist Zachary Utz, and drummer David Jacober. Dope Body_sentence_0

They released four albums in addition to a cassette tape and two split records. Dope Body_sentence_1

They expanded to a quartet, adding bassist Jesse Lyell in 2011, who was replaced by John Jones, late of local contemporaries Roomrunner, the next year. Dope Body_sentence_2

History Dope Body_section_0

All natives of the Baltimore area, Dope Body, named for a quote from an online video the band enjoyed, originally came together in 2008 for a one-off show at Baltimore's Natural History museum space, while Andrew Laumann was located in San Francisco. Dope Body_sentence_3

The show was very successful, and the band continued, with Laumann soon moving back to Baltimore and the group releasing the Twenty Pound Brick cassette the next year. Dope Body_sentence_4

More live dates with the likes of Double Dagger soon followed, as well as a split LP with Brooklyn duo Orphan. Dope Body_sentence_5

2011 was an especially productive year for Dope Body, with their debut full length Nupping coming out on Hoss Records, followed by a split record with Detroit's Child Bite. Dope Body_sentence_6

The group expanded its lineup in 2011, adding Jesse Lyell, who had played with Baltimore punk band Sick Weapons, as a full-time bassist. Dope Body_sentence_7

2012 saw Lyell leaving the group with John Jones, formerly of Roomrunner taking his place, and the release of Natural History on Drag City records, which was recorded with J. Dope Body_sentence_8 Robbins of Jawbox fame. Dope Body_sentence_9

Dope Body also toured Europe in 2012, released their Saturday EP in 2013 and released their album LIFER in 2014. Dope Body_sentence_10

Dope Body decided to call it quits in 2016. Dope Body_sentence_11

They played two final shows in May; one at Metro Gallery and one at Floristree. Dope Body_sentence_12

All members are planning to stay active in the Baltimore arts and music scene; Utz and Jacober play with Lexie Mountain in the band Scroll Downers, John makes music as Nerftoss, and Andrew is keeping busy with the Baltimore visual arts scene. Dope Body_sentence_13

Dope Body reformed in 2020; releasing their album Home Body in May. Dope Body_sentence_14

Sound and style Dope Body_section_1

Dope Body has been described as "a speedball of dirty noise rock and radio friendly alt. Dope Body_sentence_15

rock" and compared to Rage Against the Machine and Brainiac. Dope Body_sentence_16

Discography Dope Body_section_2

Albums Dope Body_section_3

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  • Nupping, Hoss, 2011Dope Body_item_0_0
  • Natural History, Drag City, 2012Dope Body_item_0_1
  • Lifer, Drag City, 2014Dope Body_item_0_2
  • Kunk, Drag City, 2015Dope Body_item_0_3
  • Home Body, Drag City, 2020Dope Body_item_0_4
  • Crack A Light, Drag City, 2020Dope Body_item_0_5

Split Albums and EPs Dope Body_section_4

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  • Self Entitled (split with Orphan), Black Tent Press, 2010Dope Body_item_1_6
  • Split with Child Bite, Forge Again, 2011Dope Body_item_1_7

Mixtapes and Cassettes Dope Body_section_5

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  • Twenty Pound Brick, Watercolor, 2009Dope Body_item_2_8
  • Home Body, Drag City, 2020Dope Body_item_2_9

Singles and EPs Dope Body_section_6

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  • Saturday, Drag City, 2013Dope Body_item_3_10

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