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Moving from improvisational drones to experimental, danceable pop in just a few releases, Telepathe are the project of Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais and a rotating cast of supporting musicians. Songwriter/percussionist/dancer Gangnes, formerly of Wikkid, worked with Young People's Katie Eastburn on the Starter Set dance project and is also a yoga instructor; multi-instrumentalist Livaudais was also in Wikkid and First Nation, which became Rings when she left the band to focus on Telepathe. The band formed in 2004 with Ex Models' Shahin Motia, but the lineup featured Allie Alvarado by the time of 2006's Farewell Forest EP, which focused on the band's more expansive, chaotic side. Released in 2007, the Sinister Militia single found Telepathe delving into more dance-like beats, thanks to remixes by !!!'s Tyler Pope and the Soft Pink Truth. Mirror Mirror's Ryan Lucero became the band's third core member and the trio recorded its first full-length with producer Dave Sitek. The results, Dance Mother, arrived in 2009.