CD released: Apr 03, 2020

1. Pill
2. Emotional Devotion Creator
3. It's My Body
4. Escalator Ism
5. Brief Inner Mission
6. Nyc Illuminati
7. Wood Paneling Pt. 2
8. Too Dumb
9. Burtolt Brecht Society
10. Permanent Moral Crisis
11. Do It
12. Eyeballs
13. Up And Up
Cat No: TLV127CD
Barcode: 5055869546867
Packaging: CD Regular

After 18 months of writing and playing live with a shifting cast of supporting members, Peel Dream Magazine is back with Agitprop Alterna,
their new album which pushes the group's dreamy, motorik-heavy sound to a deeply melodic and beautifully discordant place. Their 2nd
LP pays homage to the fuzzy, mod-ish twee of acts like My Bloody Valentine and early Stereolab, but it's also indebted to stateside
bands like Yo La Tengo and Rocketship that were cut from a similar cloth. It's part Chickfactor, part Space Age Bachelor Pad; a
shambolic, drone-heavy brand of minimalism, filtered through a cross-section of classic indie pop. Peel Dream Magazine is the musical
vehicle for NYC's Joe Stevens, who launched the band in 2018 with the critically acclaimed album Modern Meta Physic.. Where the
creation of Modern Meta Physic was a solitary pursuit, Agitprop Alterna found Stevens channelling the collaborative spirit of the band's
ever-rotating live incarnation in the studio. He worked with close friend Kelly Winrich to develop new sounds for the project, creating
musical snippets that Winrich would mix into the cohering whole. Live band members like vocalist Jo-Anne Hyun (later replaced by
Isabella Mingione) and drummer Brian Alvarez would stop by and work their magic on the recordings, laying down parts with trademark
exactitude. The resulting music revels in its realness: heavier, more dynamic, and truly the work of a band. Each tune's unique
character fits carefully into a broader thematic whole examining personal freedom from manipulation and misinformation. First single
'Pill' examines what Stevens calls the "inundation of performances of normalcy and fulfillment that fuel our desire to consume - self-
medication for the pain of doubt, want and need.' 'Emotional Devotion Creator' frames advertising (and the cynical, manufactured
emotional response it elicits) with a critical eye, while 'It's My Body' is an 'anthem against people who want to exert power over you and
make you feel small.a reminder that you don't owe anyone anything. Agitprop Alterna is ultimately defined by the tension of difference:
between itself and its predecessor; Stevens' and Hyun's intertwined male-female vocals; the music's languid dreaminess and concrete
sonic immediacy.

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