- Location: Brooklyn, NY
- Bio: Brooklyn banshees with a brand new beat, Telepathe stand out from the NY district's vacuum of avant-garde. Though the same stifling pursuits of local noiseniks Gang Gang Dance and ... (more)
- Bio: Brooklyn banshees with a brand new beat, Telepathe stand out from the NY district's vacuum of avant-garde. Though the same stifling pursuits of local noiseniks Gang Gang Dance and Effi Briest remain, a realised pop sensibility now stands to the fore, as harmonies and chants call out with blood-curdling brilliance against their lapping tape loops and darting hooks. Years in the making, Dance Mother, the outfit's debut full-length, waits in the wings, its makers the latest darlings to be produced by TV On The Radio's industrious Dave Sitek.
With something of a revolving cast, it's difficult to plot Telepathe's makeshift roster. Initially formed in 2004 as an aside for Busy Gangnes (from prog-punk experimentalists Wikkid) and Shahin Motia (no-wave rapscallions Ex-Models), Telepathe (pronounced "TEL-EP-ATH-EE") have seen core contributors come and go but seem to have finally found some stability with the current crux, with Gangnes, fellow Wikkid and First Nation guitarist Melissa Livaudais and Mirror Mirror's (US) Ryan Lucero.
After releasing Farewell Forest EP and the 'Sinister Militia' 12" through Social Registry last year - records indebted to the usual cast of Brooklyn and Baltimore avant-garde - recent outings 'I Can't Stand It' and 'Chrome's On It', recorded with Don Cabellero's Eric Emm, suggest that, away from awkward Paw Tracks beatniks and noise-folk dilettantes, Telepathe have a newfound focus as Hot 97 hip-hop and totemic drone experimentalism collide. (less)
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