Peptalk is Michael Carter (electronics), Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) and Angelica Negron (voice).
Many bands have an overarching concept for how they wish to present their music. Peptalk have imagined a whole other world for themselves – or at least, an island.
Drawing on their love of Exotica, J-Pop, Dub and the many variants of electronic music, Peptalk’s visceral music combines numerous exotic instruments with lush electronic sounds and airy vocals. They endeavour to create a hyperreal world both sonically and visually by blending fragments of memory from their lives in Tokyo, San Juan and Los Angeles.
Each member also plays with bands and artists such as Yoko Ono, Xiu Xiu, Thurston Moore, Balún, and Tyondai Braton, but by joining forces they create rich musical arrangements that are both highly original and, crucially, highly accessible.
Debut album “Islet” is available today via Home Assembly Music.