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Pelada’s Raucous Dance Music is a Rebellion Against Modern Life

Montreal electronic duo Pelada don’t do a whole lot of social media. Though producer Tobias Rochman maintains a politically motivated Twitter presence, vocalist Chris Vargas is off every platform entirely. The group has a marvelously scant internet presence, essentially limited to Pelada’s Bandcamp profile—it’s just enough so that fans can pre-order their new album, Movimiento Para Cambio. All of this serves to underscore the band’s rejection of the hyper-superficial, occasionally sinister connectivity of our modern world. “It just seems like we need to grab attention now and try to change the narrative and the dialogue around [things],” says Rochman.

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