The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

Setting aside fleeting optimism, and fabricated hopes, and all the things that make life “worth living,” there arises the frightening thought that existence is potentially meaningless and therefore pretty bleak. And, in order to shut out thoughts like these that would cripple society at its core, we distract ourselves through more fulfilling activities and work to make things that provide and maintain this sense of overall fulfillment. To narrow it down more specifically, pop music serves very well as a distraction from life’s primal nihilisms with its celebration of love and loss and joy and passion. There are bands, though, like Portland’s The Body, that thrive within the idea that existence is little but loss and unending pain. All the more surprising it is, then, that they’re presenting their newest album as a “pop album,” or more specifically, the band is calling No One Deserves Happiness “the grossest pop album of all time.”

Release Date
March 18, 2016
Thrill Jockey
digital, vinyl, cd
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