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New Peaches music hits the Web; record coming May 5

February 17, 2009 | 12:09 pm

Peachesnye2 A certain Peaches, only tangentially related to the music world, has been in the news lately (and for all the wrong reasons, some would say) but this Peaches hopes to reclaim her name with her anticipated follow-up to 2006’s “Impeach My Bush.”

Toronto-born Merrill Nisker, the original Peaches in our book, has announced the album title and date for her fourth XL record via her website. “I Feel Cream” drops May 5 in the U.S., and from early teasers it sounds as if the Berlin-based artist has returned to her electro roots after dalliances with a harder, guitar-based rock sound (she toured with a full live band for much of 2006 and 2007). Her new set features collaborations with Simian Mobile Disco and Scotland's Drums of Death. Other big name electronic music artists are also in the proverbial “Cream” mix (expect full details on the record soon from XL), but Peaches remains, as always, the principal songwriter on the new offering.

Big Stereo has posted an all Peaches mixtape made by Drums of Death on its website, which features snippets/remixed versions of two new Peaches tracks from the forthcoming disc (“Lose You” and “Buck You Like a Billionaire”) and the full album version of the title track. To hear “I Feel Cream,” the song, check around the 30-minute mark here

Is the album title a nod to Donna Summer?  I'm not sure, but I get the feeling that Giorgio Moroder would applaud both “Lose You” and “I Feel Cream” regardless.

-- Charlie Amter

Photo of Peaches at a gig in L.A. on New Year's Eve 2007 by Don Barletti/Los Angeles Times