Death Valley Girls share Peaches remix of ‘When I’m Free’

Death Valley Girls When I’m Free remix cover artwork

Los Angeles’s Death Valley Girls have shared a remix of their new track When I’m Free by the legendary multi-disciplinary artist Peaches via Suicide Squeeze Records.

For nearly a decade, Death Valley Girls have made it their mission to remind the punks, psych rockers, garage aficionados, and desert mystics of the communal, transcendental, and triumphant power of music, as evidenced most recently in the riotous affirmations of their 2022 track When I’m Free.

The song fuses Bonnie Bloomgarden’s passionate vocals, Larry Schemel’s anthemic guitar chords, rousing sing-along choruses, and feverish organ lines into a perfect three-minute shot of adrenaline and dopamine. Despite the old-school nature of their instrumentation, Death Valley Girls are well aware of the revolutionary power of the dance floor, so they approached one of their heroes — Peaches — to help re-envision When I’m Free for the club crowd.

What better way to reinforce the liberating spirit of the song than to give it to Peaches, an artist who continues to push boundaries in a career that spans over two decades, and who has helped so many people navigate sexuality, gender, identity, and being comfortable in one’s body in the new millennium.

Under Peaches’ meticulous care, When I’m Free transforms from a scrappy rock song to a throbbing, minimalist club banger. The musical key switches from major to minor, taking the song from celebratory mode into a leaner and meaner message of empowerment. Bloomgarden’s impassioned vocals remain in place along with a few organ glissandos, though the rest of the original is excised in favor of stark four-on-the-floor beats and pulsing synth bass. The sound may prompt a different type of gyration than the original, but the spirit of freedom and revelry remains and takes on a whole new angle under Peaches’ manipulations. Listen to When I’m Free (Peaches Remix) via YouTube below.

The single is out now on Suicide Squeeze Records. See the Death Valley Girls and Peaches on tour independently in North America, the UK and Europe this summer.

Death Valley Girls

May 13  San Pedro, CA @ The Sardine 

May 19  Everett, WA @ Fisherman’s Village Music Fest

May 31  Paris, FR @ Supersonic 

June 2  Aix-en-Provence, FR @ 6MIC

June 3  Bourg-en-Bresse, FR @ La Tannerie

June 4  Angers, FR @ Levitation Fest 

June 6  Koln, DE @ Sonic Ballroom

June 7  Munster, DE @ Gleis 22

June 8  Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree 

June 9  Malmo, SE @ Plan B

June 10  Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen

June 11  Goteborg, SE @ Showdown 

June 13  Le Havre, FR @ Mc Daid’s

June 14  Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds 

June 15  Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

June 16  Newcastle, UK @ The Clunny

June 17  Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega

June 18  London, UK @ The Lexington

June 19  Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

June 21  Barcelona, SP @ Upload

June 22  Valencia, SP @ Loco Club

June 23  Madrid, SP @ Wurlitzer Ballroom

June 14  Vigo, SP@ La Iguana Club

June 25  Oviedo, SP @ La Salvaje 

June 26  Sopelana, SP @ La Triangu

June 28  Ravenna, IT @ Hana-Bi 

June 29  Perugia, IT @ Fat Art Club 

June 30  Livorno, IT @ Ultima Cecina

July 1  Padova, IT @ Sub Cult Fest

July 15  San Francisco, CA @The Chapel

July 16  Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place

July 17  Cayucos, CA @ Schooners

August 5  Indianapolis, IN @ Back Alley Ballyhoo Fest

The Teaches of Peaches Anniversary Tour 2022

May 15  Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Event Centre 

May 16  Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

May 17  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

May 20  San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic 

May 21  Pasadena, CA @ Just Like Heaven Festival 

May 22  San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

May 25  Montreal, QC @ MTelus

May 26  Toronto, ON @ Rebel

May 28  Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner

May 29  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

June 4  Bergen, NO @ Bergen International Festival

June 5  Stockholm, SE @ Berns

June 6  Malmö, SE @ Malmö Live

June 10  Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome

June 11  London, UK @ Grace Jones’ Meltdown Festival 

June 13  Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Galvanizers

June 14  Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester

June 15  Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory

June 16  Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory

June 19  Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

June 20  Paris, FR @ Le Trianon

June 21  Brussels, BE @ AB

June 26  Dublin, IE @ The Mother Pride Block Party 

July 1  Porto, PT @ GBT+ Music Festival 

July 9  Bilbao, SP @ Bilbao BBK Live 

July 16  Graz, AT @ Elevate Festival 

Sept 1-3  Lisbon, PT @ Kalorama Festival 

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