Merrill Beth Nisker (born 11 November 1968), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding traditional gender norms, and for their use of sexually explicit lyrics. She plays her own instruments for her songs, programs her own electronic beats, and produces her own albums.
Her new album called Rub comes out in September 2015, and the single “Close Up” pairs her with Kim Gordon, formerly of Sonic Youth and currently of Body/Head.
In director Vice Cooler’s new “Close Up” video, Peaches becomes a pro wrestler, and Gordon plays her madly vaping manager.