On November 13, 2020, Peel (Sean Cimino and Isom Innis) reveal two new remixes and a live version of “Rom-Com” -- the lead single off their self-titled EP which was released last month via Innovative Leisure. James McAlister’s (producer, composer and frequent Sufjan Stevens collaborator) ambient take slowly unfolds and shape shifts in contrast to Local Natives bassist Nik Ewing’s (aka Chewing) recreation which punctuates Peel’s melodic synths with metallic harsh electronics. The live version of the single was recorded in SoCal’s Susan Street Studios during Peel’s Broadcast 006 performance.
Peel is the debut project from 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 a wall-of-sound of drums, amps, and modular synthesizers. Inspired by such legendary records like Second Edition [Public Image Ltd.] and The Pleasure Principle [Gary Numan]; records where spirit and improvisation guided expression.