Peeesseye and Talibam! are two of the most independent and unique bands to emerge in the past decade. As such, they also happen to share a common history. Each group coalesced in the experimental improv scene of New York City in 2002-2003 and has gone on to create their own highly individual identities, retaining the exploratory ideals of improvisation, dispensing with what they perceived to be the rigidity of avant-type casting, and exploding categories by combining seemingly disparate and contradictory modes of music making and performance. At a time when most culture sticks to conservative niche opportunities, Peeesseye's gothic junk-folk expressionism and Talibam!'s Sun Ra-meets-the Stooges energy music both betray their shared interest in expansion, exploration, and sheer unpredictability.