Leaping across the decades, singer-songwriter Claude MarQuis tours the peripherals of musical territories with racy beats, baroque ballads, and twisted funk. Satirical pleas, laments, and sneers probe this dramedy invoking a Broadway musical turned over its severed head. Sing-along while the whirling red emergency light floods the cavernous scope of humanity's volatility and folly.
With the album releases of I'M A SPY (2007), STEREO STEREO (2008), and NORTH HERO (2010)
MarQuis widens the PepTides circle with vocalist DeeDee Butters in the stage-less show that is FOR THOSE WHO HATE HUMAN INTERACTION, the album that would lead to forming their nine-member live act of five vocalists and four instrumentalists.
"...a crazy mish-mash of styles and instruments that defies categorization, and it's so confident, so brassy and devil-may-care that it almost beggars belief..."
(THE OTTAWA CITIZEN - Album Review 5/5)
"...like an old hollywood soundtrack of a musical that has fallen from space or a weird dream you've had of Studio 54 ...incredible."
(Adam Saikaley - CBC Radio - BANDWIDTH)
"...one of the most original and crazy-ass albums I’ve heard in years."
(FAB MAGAZINE - Album Review 8/10)
"...an audacious undertaking..."
(XPRESS - Cover Story)
“It’s everything I want to hear in music without sounding like a musical mutt”
(Doug Ralph, host “Do You Hear What I Hear”, CHUO fm)
"...fait feu dans tous les sens."
(Guillaume Moffet - VOIR - Album Review 4/5)
"...a refreshingly bizarre blend of music-with-a-message and whimsical, retro-styled theatre."
(GUERILLA MAGAZINE - Feature Article)
The PepTides return with their third installment,
the grand spectacle romp FOR THOSE WHO HATE HUMAN INTERACTION.
25 eclectic songs in 3 Acts exploring the colossal theme of hate.