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Telepathique To Begin North American Tour Next Week

posted Jul 22, 2008, 3:02 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Motormouth



Telepathique is comprised of DJ/producer/drummer Erico Theobaldo (aka DJ Periferico) and vocalist Mylene Pires.  The Braziilian duo mixes deep carioca from the favela with jungle-tinged house, electro, breakbeat and old school bossa with a sensibility that is deeply punk.  Last Time On Earth, their debut full-length, saw its original South American release in 2006 and will be released in North America on August 19th.  Telepathique will be touring North America for the first time this summer in support of the album.

Although their story is probably new to most North Americans, both Theobaldo and Pires have long been accomplished in their own rights overseas, with and outside of their work in Telepathique. Pires’ solo work as a vocalist is steeped in African and Brazilian music traditions, and Theobaldos remix of “Dadinho” on the ‘City Of God” soundtrack became a smash hit (he also produced Brazilian artists Otto and BiD, to wide acclaim.) Vital and immediate throughout, the record’s range of influences is stunning and the integration of those elements is enthralling, urban and provocative. “Sex, Drugs And Funk & Roll” mixes raw pop guitar with the gritty carioca of their cities’ ghettos, “UR A Joke” pairs simple throbbing techno synth with Pires’ conversational vocals—she tells the listener that she belongs to them, then coldly throws dismissive insults: equal parts turn on and fuck off; a perfect alchemy for dance tension. “Love and Lust” draws on European electro-pop, delivering a groove with a mechanically German coolness. “Telefunk” and “Wild”, clocking in at six and a half and seven and a half minutes each, respectively, show Telepathique’s expert ability to be both expansive and progressively beat-heavy. Amazingly, Last Time On Earth was intimately recorded and produced by the duo using only a laptop, a couple of microphones, synths, a guitar, Pires’ voice, and the pair’s genius beat instincts.

"While Brazilian duo Telepathique are being billed nothing short of their country’s electronic saviors, there is a healthy dose of rock in their thick, rugged riffs and dance floor tunes." - Plug In Music

"When this Brazilian duo unleashes its debut album later in 2008, it is going to kill people." - Popmatters

"DJ/producer/drummer Erico Theobaldo and vocalist Mylene Pires mix robo-beats, screeching, sharp guitars, and bits of house, electro, baile funk, and bossa nova rhythms with Pires' Portuguese-English monotonous blurts" – SPIN

July 30:  Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
August 2:  Denver, CO @ Illegal Pete's
August 6:  Chicago, IL @ Double Door
August 7:  New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom (w/ Metric)
August 9:  Totonto, ON @ Wrongbar
August 10:  Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
August 12:  New York, NY @ The Delancey
August 14:  Los Angeles, CA t.b.a.
August 16:  Chicago, IL @ Uncle Fatty's

more dates t.b.a.