Monday, March 4, 2013

Jamaican Queens - Wormfood

Formed from the ashes of defunct Detroit (and Ongakubaka) favorites Prussia, Jamaican Queens seem quite content to leave conventional music on Earth while they shoot themselves into space on an electro-funk rocket. Singer Ryan Spencer's distinct voice is still front and center and there are sly nods to doo-wop, but for the most part Jamaican Queens manage to completely distance themselves from prior band associations and press ahead with the sort of care-free pop experimentation that few groups can pull off. These guys have crafted an album that gleefully defies classification while remaining remarkably accessible. Wormfood is streaming FOR FREE on the band's website for the month of March starting today. They also have a music video prominently featuring creepy masks and murder. If you're not sold now there's nothing I can do for you.

UPDATE: Wormfood is available on the Jamaican Queens bandcamp page as a pay what you want download. They've also got a limited edition CD for $8! GET ON IT!

- Steve

Upcoming Shows:
03.06 Lemon Drop in Springfield, MO
03.07 35 Denton in Denton, TX
03.10 Festival Nrml in Monterey, MX
03.12 SXSW - Guero's Taco Bar, 2pm
03.14 SXSW - Delicious Showcase
03.14 SXSW - MetroTimes Blowout Showcase at TenOak, 10pm
03.15 SXSW - East Side Tone
03.16 SXSW - Opal Divines, 4pm
03.17 VOV Fest @ Low Key Arts in Hot Springs, AR
03.18 FOKL in Kansas City, KS
03.19 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis, MO
03.20 The Swamp in Carbondale, IL
03.22 Firehouse Pizza & Pub in Normal, IL 
03.23 Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL 
03.24 Al's Bar in Lexington, KY
03.25 Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN
03.26 The 529 in Atlanta, GA
03.27 Kings Barcade in Raleigh, NC
03.28 Black Cat in Washington, DC
03.29 House of Hayes in Philadelphia, PA
03.30 Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY w/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat 
03.31 Pianos in Manhattan, NY
04.01 TT the Bears in Cambridge, MA
04.02 Monkey House in Winooski, VT
04.04 The Shop / Parts & Labor in Toronto, ON
04.06 Mahall's 20 Lanes in Lakewood, OH
04.07 LIVE in Ann Arbor, MI
04.11 Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI
05.06 Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL

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