We’re kicking off Giving Tuesday early this year! Your donation today will be matched up to $10K, doubling your impact! If you donate $50 today, the Reader will receive $100.

The Reader is now a community-funded nonprofit newsroom. Can we count on your support to help keep us publishing?

  • Dope Body in the “Leather Head” video

I’ve kept an eye on Baltimore’s Dope Body since they released the furious noise-punk album Nupping in 2011. The four dudes in the group have since cleaned up quite a bit without disrupting the quaking sludge-funk that factors so prominently into their sound; last year’s Natural History has all the passion and aggression of the band’s harsh first recordings sans the sometimes overbearing distortion.

Earlier this week Dope Body dropped a new seven-inch single called Saturday, and today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the A-side cut, “Leather Head.”