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host body

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2021
Band Alternative Indie




"host body's debut single "Every Night""


Host Body’s Debut Single Set to Release September 10, 2021

After much anticipation, the insomniac-indie band, host body, will be releasing their debut single, “Every Night.” “Every Night,” set to release on September 10th, 2021, will be available on all major streaming platforms.

Host body’s debut single, “Every Night,” relates the feelings of restlessness, insomnia, confusion and impatience through a cinematic and energetic soundscape. Its shimmering melody embodies the tension between the demand for an upbeat exterior and a burned out sense of displacement. It has a picturesque quality which calls to mind imagery of liminal spaces, bus stations, city streets, and airport terminals. “Every Night” can make you dance, or it can leave you reflecting on the fast-paced nature of modern society.

“We want listeners to find comfort in knowing that the experience of not being able to keep up with the pressures of modern life is universal,” said host body.

As an upcoming band—formed January 2021—host body is in full swing! In addition to the near release of their second single and debut EP, host body will be performing at their fourth show this year at the Hummingbird Fest this fall. To follow host body’s journey, follow the band on all streaming platforms and social media.

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"Kerris Press Release"

December, 8, 2021 (Colorado Springs, CO)--Today, “host body” announces their newest single “Kerris” that is set to release on December 30, 2021. “Kerris” comes after the success of their first single “Every Night,” beautifully blending together contemplative lyrics with bright melodies. Host body’s new single, Kerris, is a window into the life of a person who feels alienated and exploited by their job. Taking place during the pandemic, Kerris is a reflection on feelings of stagnation and meaningless repetition—being overworked at jobs that are unrelated to one's general ambitions, and working for bosses with questionable morals. While offering a cathartic release from this cycle in “Kerris,” “host body” provides listeners with a moment of clarity in an opaque world. Travel through the eyes of “host body” on an identifiable journey, as they reminisce on their frustrating times at “Kerris.” -


Every Night
Track 4



The recently formed band host body consists of Ben “bensamtom” Thomas, Leo Paterniti, and Evan Green—three college friends who had been playing together for many years under different projects. Their formation as a trio in the spring of 2021 sprung from the desire to explore new musical avenues and defy the musical conventions which they had spent so much time with. With influences from noise music, jazz, shoegaze, indie and experimental music, the group wanted to capture a sound that expressed the experience of modern life in the United States. Each host body song carries the listener through a distinct emotional landscape with themes centering on chaos, boredom, dissatisfaction, anxiety, and a constant sense of motion. host body's lyrics explore topics such as the mundanity of day-to-day life, feelings of social disconnection, and memories from poor work environments. After only a few months the band has developed a distinctive sound which can be heard in their first single “Every Night,” an uptempo shoegaze-inspired song with jangly shimmering guitar lines interwoven with a thumping bassline, staggering drums, and a lush vocal melody. Their six track E.P. will be released on all streaming platforms in the near future.

Each member of the band has spent years honing their craft. Leo Paterniti spent his adolescence writing and recording songs in his bedroom and playing with an indie rock group at different venues in his hometown of Portland Maine. Paterniti was inspired by artists such as Bjork, Aphex Twin and Chet Baker and sought to begin melding disparate genres of music into cohesive accessible songs. Two of the songs off of host body’s upcoming E.P. were derived from musical ideas Paterniti first developed for an E.P. he released as a high schooler.

Ben Thomas’s interest in drumming started at a young age, with humble beginnings of playing on pots and pans. After taking lessons for a year and developing this new skill, his parents bought him his first drum set at the age of eight. Thomas started with a foundational study of rock and funk. He has since developed his style into an amalgamation of funk, modern jazz, punk, and drum & bass—drawing influence from artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Death Grips, Nirvana, Thundercat, Mark Guiliana, and Kendrick Lamar. His approach to his instrument consists of an analytical focus on musicality and technique, with a passionate attention to detail and precision.

As a child, Evan Green began playing folk music with his Grandfather before moving to Chicago and exploring blues and jazz.  After developing his unique sound through years of dedicated practice, Green has found a style that blends funk, jazz, soul, and rock together.  He draws inspiration from the sounds of Frank Zappa, Grant Green, and Isaac Hayes alike.  The three musicians met at their college in Colorado Springs and began jamming together. Discovering an immediate chemistry they formed or joined a number of different bands playing local gigs for college students.

In the future, host body hopes to tour nationally and record a full length album of mould-breaking songs. 

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