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Peaches – What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches
In 2000, Peaches exploded onto the scene with her breakthrough song Fuck The Pain Away. Since then, she has become a symbol of progressive (and transgressive) pop culture, shattering gender stereotypes, promoting sex positivity, and constantly pushing through the boundaries of art and performance.
The newly released photography book What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches features never before seen footage of the multi-talented artist. The photos, captured by Berlin-based photographer Holger Talinski from 2009 through to 2014, offer an unbiased glimpse into Peaches’ life, onstage and off. Labelled as “outrageous and provocative” by the publisher, these 160 pages provide a visual record of Peaches’ groundbreaking, genre-bending career that still continues to throb with spirit, transgression, energy and ambition.
What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches is accompanied by commentary from the artist Yoko Ono, the singer Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), actress Ellen Page (Juno) and Peaches herself. Peaches has just completed her first new album in over five years, entitled RUB. Look out for it later this year. Until then, you should definitely give this literary and photographic glitter explosion a read!
Peaches, born Merrill Nisker in Toronto, is a musician, singer, performance artist, producer, filmmaker, actor and writer, who has lived and worked in Berlin since 2000. With five albums to her name, Peaches’ music has earned a devoted following, and has appeared in various films and television shows such as Mean Girls, Lost In Translation, The L Word, South Park, 30 Rock and True Blood. She has collaborated and appeared as a guest vocalist on albums by P!nk, The Flaming Lips, R.E.M., Iggy Pop and Christina Aguilera. Peaches performed every role of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar in a one-woman show dubbed Peaches Christ Superstar, and sang the lead role of L’Orfeo in a production of Monteverdi’s seventeenth century Italian opera. She also created the film Peaches Does Herself, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and travelled to over 70 film festivals across the world.
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