Peaches has spent the past decade pushing buttons and boundaries with a sexually-charged blend of electronic music, hip hop, and punk rock that she delivers via one of the most raw and creative stage shows in popular music. When she first emerged to international attention with 'The Teaches of Peaches,' her 2000 debut album, single "Fuck The Pain Away" catapulted her into the spotlight and appeared everywhere from Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation' and 30 Rock to South Park and HBO's True Blood. Rolling Stone called the album "surreally funny [and] nasty," and the Village Voice named it one of the year's best. She followed it up with 'Fatherf*cker,' which further challenged and reversed issues of gender politics and sexual identity and featured an appearance by Iggy Pop. She was joined by Joan Jett, Josh Homme, Beth Ditto, and more on her 2006 call to revolution, 'Impeach My Bush,' and by the time she returned with 'I Feel Cream' three years later, The New York Times had dubbed her a genuine "electro-clash heroine," though she'd already transcended the genre tag and demonstrated an incisive artistic prowess far beyond her musical output. Uncut raved that her work brought together "high art, low humour and deluxe filth [in] a hugely seductive combination."
She looked back on it all in 2010 with 'Peaches Does Herself,' an electro-rock opera spanning material from all four albums arranged as a semi-autobiographical narrative. It morphed into a film of the same title, which premiered at the TIFF in 2012 before traveling to more than 60 festivals around the world over the next two years. In another unexpected twist, she sang the title role in a production of Monteverdi's epic 17th-century opera 'L’Orfeo' in Berlin, in addition joining Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band for performances at the iconoclast's request and collaborating with Major Lazer, Le Tigre, REM, and more.
The whole period is documented beautifully in the new book 'What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches,' a collection of Holger Talinski's photos from at home and on the road, on-stage and behind-the-scenes, as Peaches conquered new artistic heights. Yoko Ono, Ellen Page, and Michael Stipe all contributed to the text, which offers unique insight into a side of the artist the audience has rarely seen.
'RUB' begins where the book leaves off, in 2014, as Peaches headed into her newly-built garage studio in Los Angeles to begin more than a full year of work on the album, collaborating with 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. But in between those two guest appearances, this album is pure Peaches.
Orders for Rub HERE -including instant downloads. Full album out Sept 25 2015
- 45 Remix
- 67 Vocals
- 18 Instruments & Performance
- 59 Writing & Arrangement
- 60 Featuring & Presenting
- 24 Production
- 11 Technical
- 3 Visual
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken