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PEACHES New Album Rub Announced For September 25, featuring performances by Kim Gordon & Feist

First single ‘Light In Places’ Out Now

Peaches is ferocious, relentless, sexy, confident, and gives all of

herself to her audience… She is a person who inspires.” – Ellen Page, actress

 

“Peaches is an incredible artist… Thank you, Peaches, for adding a

long and exciting life to performance art.” – Yoko Ono

 

“Peaches stands tall and she is fearless. That is my definition of a hero, heroine, progressive, icon—locked in, and ready to rumble.” – Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

After a charged performance at Sydney Opera House last May for VIVID Live Festival, Peaches has announced Rub, her first album of new material in six years to be released on September 25 via Kartel Music Group / Rocket Distribution.

The album is her most adventurous, audacious musical statement yet. It continues on the bold, sexually progressive path she forged 15 years ago that’s opened the door for countless others to follow. Rub was recorded over the course of 2014 in Peaches’ LA garage studio collaborating with her longtime friend Vice Cooler.

 

“After six years, I was excited about my lyrics again, about what Peaches was,” she explains. “I felt more comfortable living out any idea I wanted to try. We spent ten hours a day making beats, and whatever stuck, I would write on and develop. The only agenda was to make the best album we could.”

 

Oozing with seductive rhythms and bedroom-rattling bass, the record opens with the semi-spoken hook of ‘Close Up’, delivered with an inimitable and impenetrable cool by Sonic Youth‘s Kim Gordon in just one take. Peaches‘ old collaborator Feist also returns on album closer ‘I Mean Something‘, singing a hypnotic hook and lending a chillingly beautifully wordless melody. The album also has two breakup songs, the dark and disturbing ‘Free Drink Ticket’ and the insanely catchy pop song ‘Dumb Fuck‘, which find Peaches addressing issues far more personal than political.

 

Peaches will once again direct and curate videos for each song on the album. You can watch Peaches’ self-directed video for the gorgeous, throbbing ‘Light In Places’ which was written for and stars UK performance artist/aerialist Empress Stah, and her pioneering laser butt plug show. Watch HERE. Light In Places is the first official single form Rub, out now. 

 

Peaches’ 2000 debut The Teaches of Peaches, catapulted her into the spotlight, album single ‘Fuck The Pain Away‘ appeared everywhere from Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation and 30 Rock to South Park and HBO’s True Blood. She followed that album with a series of critically acclaimed releases featuring collaborations from Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Josh Homme, Beth Ditto and more.

 

The past six years have been some of the busiest and most productive years in her artistic career. From her one-woman production of Jesus Christ Superstar, (renamed Peaches Christ Superstar), to Peaches Does Herself, an electro-rock opera which morphed into a film of the same name to singing the title role in a production of Monteverdi’s epic 17th-century opera ‘L’Orfeo’ in Berlin and collaborating with Yoko Ono, Major Lazer, Le Tigre, REM and more.

 

Peaches entire career is documented beautifully in the new book What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches, published July 16 via Akashic/Turnaround, a collection of Holger Talinski‘s photos from at home and on the road, on-stage and behind-the-scenes.

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