"PEEL Share Dreamy New Single Citizen X"CLASH
October 06, 2020
Rising duo PEEL have shared their dreamy new single 'Citizen X'.
The band's debut EP is incoming on Innovative Leisure, but word already seems to be out on the pairing.
Sean Cimino and Isom Innis combine on new single 'Citizen X', and its otherworldly charms have won it a place on the FIFA 2021 soundtrack.
The song itself began as a kind of shoegaze piece, with PEEL teasing out fresh elements while indulging their Cocteau Twins fetish.
PEEL’s Isom Innis comments...
"'Citizen X' was an outlier to our usual stream of conscious lyric writing process - the framework began more conceptually. It has a tongue in cheek tone and is coming from a disillusioned place."
"Originally, it was a slower shoegaze inspired track, but Sean had the idea to re-imagine it, speed it up and really emphasize the groove and treat the guitar more like Robin Guthrie [Cocteau Twins].”
Subtle but striking, 'Citizen X' is testament to the pair's absorbing creativity.
Tune in now.
"Citizen X on FIFA '21"EA Sports
October 01, 2020
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"Peel Capture the Aura of a Live Show in Catch & Release"FLOOD MAGAZINE
September 22, 2020
Sean Cimino and Isom Innis are stepping outside their roles in Foster the People to release music under the name Peel. Their debut self-titled EP arrives soon, but today we’re premiering the second single, “Catch & Release.”
“There’s an energy and transcendence in live performance that we’re trying to capture,” says Innis, “having the sound reverberate through the room, even if there’s bleed, embracing it and letting it color the take.” Cimino adds, “The lyrics were born out of dream logic. There’s a melancholy beauty captured.”
This new song does vibrate with the weird aura of a live show; there’s a sense of disorientation and detachment, and Cimino’s vocals—which are reminiscent of Paul Banks’ in Turn on the Bright Lights—are like a guiding light.
Peel is out October 16 via Innovative Leisure. Watch the captivating music video below.
"Peel Announce Self-Titled Debut EP, Share Lead Single"Paste
September 09, 2020
Multi-instrumentalists Sean Cimino and Isom Innis (also of Foster The People) have a new project called Peel, and they’ve just signed to Innovative Leisure to release their self-titled debut EP. They’ve also shared its lead single “Rom-Com,” alongside a live-recorded, interactive and multi-camera-angle video titled Broadcast 006. The eight-track EP features four versions of “Rom Com”: the studio version, live version and two remixes.
"Ears Wide Open: Peel"Buzz Bands
September 14, 2020
Peel is an L.A. duo whose first single, “Rom-Com,” dives into ’70s/’80s viscera, particularly the Factory Records sound and the work of producer Martin Hannett.
It’s the brainchild of multi-instrumentalists and visual artists Sean Cimino and Isom Innis, both of whom have spent the past decade playing with Foster the People. The project, which they say is as much a visual endeavor as a musical one, was conceived in Innis’ concrete loft above the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. With “Rom-Com,” you get a glimmer of the seed from which industrial music sprang — pulsing like the sounds of machines, reverberating through a stark factory space. It’s a sound third- and fourth-wave post-punk artists cleaned up for commercial consumption, but Peel have kept it beautifully raw.
"Peel is as much a visual project as it is a sonic one"Innovative Leisure
September 01, 2020
Peel is the musical partnership of Sean Cimino and Isom Innis; both multi-instrumentalists, as well as a visual artist and producer respectively. The project was born from a month-long recording session between the two artists within Innis’s concrete loft, above the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Naturally, the cavernous space served as an industrial incubator for musical experimentation: where fleets of sewing machines once reverberated in the 1930s with metallic rhythms, now echoed the sounds of drums, amps, and modular synthesizers.