10:31 AM on 04/27/10
For Immediate Release: Peachcake unveils new live band/line-up; announces plans of new single and album…
It may seem like It’s been a while since you last heard something from this group of Imagineers that fell off the Disney radar, but at least this time it won’t be nearly as long of a while as the last. Perhaps you may even remember when these kooky concocters of quirky-pop extravaganza, known best as, Peachcake, used to pump beats through your feets with nothing more than a lap-top, a keytar and maybe the addition of one synthesizer to accompany the soundtrack that served up a heaping dose of carefree love and compassion that well…encouraged you to let your inner-child run wildly rampant throughout the self-proclaimed majestic land known so well to Peachcake and their constituents as, “The Planet Awesome.” However, the times they have changed, and along with them so has Peachcake and their wacky ensemble of Awesomites. Adding two new members to accompany the musical mayhem, they’ve expanded the live elements and essence to bring forth more of a musical presence while still wielding the results of the crazy love affair with their fearless and uninhibited flair of the live show.
Enter Omni Rutledge who has manned additional keyboard duties as well as will be strapping on and slapping meticulously, the bass guitar, which is an all-new addition to the elements that have thus comprised Peachcake’s live sound.
And what would this line-up be without the centerpiece of sonorous serenity brought together by Live DJ, Harry Farrar working under the alias, DJ Semuta, who is now running all the band’s electronics via Ableton Live to give the show a cleaner, more pristine and malleable sound.
Joining forces alongside current members, Mike McHale aka MC Hale, Johnny McHone aka Johnny Blaze and visual artist, Michael Kraft, singer Stefan Pruett aka Space Panda, describes the evolution as “The most necessary move we’ve made as a band. I feel it’ll bring a sort of balance to the mayhem and chaos, and will make us a lot more aware of ourselves and how to control that chaotic rapport we’ve thrived on vigorously to date.” He also adds that it’s becoming more essential as the band moves along in the process of creating their second album.
While Peachcake hasn’t announced any dates concerning tours or a possible release of the album, they have mentioned the album is tentatively titled, “Unbelievable Souls,” and that the lead single is in the works and will see a release alongside another album track later on this year, speculating Summer 2010. For now, they’re keeping themselves busy with a few hometown shows to get the feet wet of the new line-up, as well as working on music for an ad campaign for Valley Metro a la Schoolhouse Rock-style. Of course this sounds crazy, but what would you expect from these freaky-kids from The Planet Awesome?
You can catch the band’s first hometown show in their new outfit Friday, April 2nd at Civic Space Park (424 N. Central Ave.) for The Phoenix Art Walk. 7PM. The band encourages to “Bring something crazy…” …whatever that means.