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Telepathe: Destroyer

From the press release:
Destroyer has been a long time coming. Back in 2012 Telepathe, AKA multi instrumentalists Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais, quit their day jobs and relocated to Los Angeles to record their second album in a few short and intense months. “Melissa and I decided to leave NY for a couple of months during the winter to write and record this new album,” Busy explains. “We rented an apartment on Sunset Boulevard. At the time we were reading a lot of science fiction and researching California cults, which became themes that seeped into our music.” With nods to freestyle Miami beats and Madonna’s early work, Destroyer is a focused cacophony of layered beats, synths and vocals bemoaning the complications and misunderstandings of relationships. Bonded by their mutual love for hip hop, UK garage and all that was rhythmically syncopated, Busy and Melissa’s first EP as Telepathe, Farewell Forest, was released in 2006 via Brooklyn label The Social Registry. The girls moved to a warehouse in Bushwick where they built a home studio which saw the single ‘Sinister Militia’ come to fruition with remixes from the likes of Tyler Pope of !!!, and LCD Soundsystem. In 2008 the duo began working with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, bringing the bedroom-made demos to his studio which would become debut album Dance Mother. For the next two years the band supporting acts such as Julian Casablancas and Vampire Weekend, as well as headlining their own world tour, and recently the girls started their own label BZML to release the oft-delayed new album on their own terms: “We wanted the album to come out in the right way, and at the best time.”
Destroyer is out August 7 on BZML Records; check out “Slow Learner” below.


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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