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Listen To “Magic Eye,” Peeling’s Lustful New Punk Jam

Toronto does it again.

September 20, 2016
Listen To “Magic Eye,” Peeling’s Lustful New Punk Jam Courtesy of Peeling

There's a cool thing going on in Toronto these days: lots of really good punk bands keep sprouting up, like DIY dandelions. Peeling, whose new single "Magic Eye" is premiering today, is one of those bands. Frontwoman Annabelle Lee has a perfect raspy sound, and she's backed by Dilly Dally's Jimmy Tony Rowlinson on bass, and Buzz Records's co-founder Denholm Whale, which is some great company to be in. And "Magic Eye," which appears on the band's October 14 album, Rats In Paradise, definitely rips.

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"'Magic Eye' is about sex positivity, feeling lusty, and getting it on," Lee told The FADER over email. "I was listening to a lot of Rowland S. Howard and old Japanese psych when I came up with the bass line. [I was] inspired by their super dark and sultry tones. Writing the rest of the song was just [about] building over that repetitive groove until it climaxes at the end."

I want more! Listen below.

Peeling Tour Dates:

Sept 25 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club *
Oct 12 - Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
Oct 13 - Montreal, QC @ L'Escogriffe
Oct 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium BK #
Oct 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
Oct 16 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
Oct 18 - Atlanta, GA @ 97 Estoria
Oct 19 - Augusta, GA @ Soul Bar !
Oct 20 - Asheville, NC @ Jackson Scott's !
Oct 21 - Knoxville, TN @ 2501 MLK
Oct 22 - Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
Oct 23 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
Oct 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
Oct 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Nov 4 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G

* with Death Valley Girls
# with Duchess Says
^ with Preoccupations
! with Muuy Biien

Listen To “Magic Eye,” Peeling’s Lustful New Punk Jam