This week, the queen of electroclash, Peaches, spoke with Crossfade over the phone. We were a little starstruck, so we couldn't even get the tape recorder working properly.
But we did ask her whether she's prepping new music, which it seems she isn't, telling us that the world will probably hear some new Peaches material next year. But that doesn't mean Peaches isn't hard at work. In fact, she's looking to bring her rock opera, Peaches Does Herself, to the silver screen.
But we're getting a little ahead of ourselves ... From a short conversation with Ms. Merrill Nisker, here are five things she wants you to know before her show at Grand Central tomorrow.
5. "Mud" Is the Best Music Video Ever Made
Don't you dare disagree with Peaches! The video is one continuous shot -- around 80 seconds of footage slowed down, according to Ms. Nisker -- directed by Vice Cooler. We asked her if she thought she deserved a VMA recognition from MTV for her efforts. Her response: "They don't pay attention to me, and I don't pay attention to them."
4. She's Working to Put Peaches Does Herself on Film
It's an opera. But not in an especially operatic way. A rock opera, perhaps. The show celebrates all four of Peaches' releases -- Teaches of Peaches, Fatherfucker, Impeach My Bush, and I Feel Cream -- in musical form. Also, this isn't her first foray into musicals. In 2010, she staged Peaches Christ Superstar, in which she performed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar as a one-woman show. In any case, this is Peaches we're taking about. So expect a beautifully perverse journey.
3. Saturday's Set Will Be an Interactive Experience
If you are expecting to see the technical wizardry that was featured in her 2010 Basel show and -- to a lesser extent -- her 2009 performance at Revolution, you'll be out of luck. Still, Peaches says the show will be "interactive" -- like, the spraying-champagne-into-the-crowd kind of interactivity. So sweaty clubgoers are sure to enjoy themselves.
2. She's All About the Hard Bangers During Her Sets
Peaches is no stranger to the decks. So rest assured this isn't one of those musician-wanting-to-play-DJ-for-the-night kind of cases. Plus, the woman has been called upon to remix the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ladyhawke, and more. Our all time favorite Peaches rework: The never-released remix of Crime Mob's "Stilettos."
1. Saturday Will Be Both a Live Performance and DJ Set Rolled Into One
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SHOW ME HOW
We made the mistake of telling Peaches that we felt Saturday's show wasn't quite a live performance or a DJ set. She was quick to fire back, correcting us and saying it was both. While most DJs are content with standing idly behind the decks, Peaches climbs up on the deck, hunches over, pumps her fist, and gets everybody to rock out with their cocks -- or pussy -- out.
Whatever .... Point is, Peaches wants you to party to like your life depends on it, because knowing her, it may very well be the case.
Peaches with DJs Jessica Who, Mike Deuce, and Benton. Saturday, September 17. Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave., Miami. Doors at 10 p.m. Tickets available for $20 via fla.vor.us. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.