Thursday, October 27, 2016

BODY STUFF - "World of Men"

The third single off my new EP, Body Stuff 2, debuted today via No Echo.

"Of all his work, Body Stuff might be the closest to Reynolds' heart. The solo project serves as a vessel for the NYC-based musician to indulge his various influences in the worlds of industrial, '80s pop, and post-punk. Composed in a house on a lake in Maine, Body Stuff 2 is a forthcoming EP from the project that brings to mind something legendary Long Island new wave-leaning radio station WLIR would have played in the late '80s."
–No Echo

As a young kid, I was raised by my mom and my sister. There were some tough times. We were broke. We moved a lot. There was no father figure in sight. But there was a lot of love between us. For a few years in the late '80s, we lived in a house in the country in Maine, a mile down a dirt road, next to a blueberry field. My mom and I would split wood with an axe to heat the house. I was thinking back to those years when I wrote "World of Men." The song is a tribute to the women who raised me, and the life we had.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

BODY STUFF - "Cabin Song"

The second single off my new EP, Body Stuff 2, debuted today via MetalSucks.

"Creepy, beautiful, inspiring, and an interesting example of the kinds of uncommon influences that can work in heavy music today... 'Cabin Song' starts as a haunting, almost goth-ish post-rock tune that then opens up into a deluge of heavy riffs and sweaty, groaned vocals... When Reynolds sings about staying up late, you can feel the night moving on into the wee hours, and your sanity stretching thin accordingly... And though Reynolds is a New York metal star, the music on the record was written in a cabin on a lake in Maine, which explains the songs theme and eerie atmosphere."