Posted by: funk. | May 6, 2009

Peaches is on Tour

Ms. Peaches in her usual garb.

Ms. Peaches in her usual garb.

And let me tell you, a Peaches show is ridiculous.  Last year Sam and I went to a Peaches show in L.A. and it was rad yet…what’s the word….interesting.  It was full of transvestites, goths, wackos, weirdos galore—and us.  I know this sounds stupid but we looked like fish out of water.  With that being said, I loved it.  There was a moment where I thought things got anti-climactic because she would start stripping only to display another layer of clothing.  I swear that Peaches was wearing at least a dozen bras and panties.  I got to this point where I was like—WOMAN just show me your tits.  You can only tease for so long.  But, it never happened.

Anywho, she just came out with a new album titled I Feel Cream.  I have it on my computer but I haven’t had the chance to give it a spin.  I’m guessing that it will be fun, catchy, and full of dirty words.–my kind of album.  😉  The album also features Soulwax, Digitalism, and Simian Mobile Disco.

If you are a Pitchfork addict and follow their reviews and follow them like the Bible, here is what they had to say:

I Feel Cream finds Peaches reversing that trend, and reconnecting with the muse that produced her early classics. At the same time, its songs point in new directions for her aesthetic and offer her a future beyond endless retreads on a tired formula.Though it feels strange to describe an album with such unapologetically filthy lyrics as “mature,” the word certainly applies here, and not just in the way Peaches foregrounds and embraces her advancing age in many of the songs. Several tracks delve deep into what Stephen Malkmus might refer to as “real emotional trash,” and allow her to reveal a vulnerability that had only been hinted at on previous efforts. “Talk To Me”, one of the best songs of Peaches’ career to date, has her confronting problems with a partner head-on without pulling any punches, and singing her heart out with the aggrieved intensity of Tina Turner.

They gave the album a 7.3… out of 10.  Usually that means that you can curve it up to an 8ish because Pitchfork can be harsh at times.  If it is an 8ish, the album is worth a gander.  I’ll letcha know what I think soon.

Here are the dates if you wanna get on it:

Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts (May 15)
New York, NY Webster Hall (16)
Boston, MA Paradise Theater (17)
Montreal, QUE Club Soda (18)
Toronto, ONT Phoenix (20)
Detroit, MI Majestic Theater (21)
Chicago, IL Metro (22)
Madison, WI Majestic Theater (23)
Denver, CO Gothic Theater (25)
Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue (26)
Boise, ID Knitting Factory (27)
Edmonton, ALB Starlight (29)
Calgary, ALB Ballroom (30)
Vancouver, BC Commodore (31)
Seattle, WA Showbox (June 1)
Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (2)
Reno, NV211 North (4)
San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom (5)
Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda (6, 7)
Joshua Tree, CA Pappy’s (8)
Austin, TX Emo’s (11)
Dallas, TX Granada (12)
New Orleans, LA House of Blues (13)
Atlanta, GA Masquerade (15)
Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle (16)
Washington, DC9:30 (17)
Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (19)
Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony (20)


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