January 13, 2011

Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers: Teenage And Torture

Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers - with a name like that you will never a record deal with a major. This Brooklyn foursome sings about sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and liquidations sales. Soccer moms will hate it, fans of dirty rawk with a penchant for low budget horror, sex and violence will love it. And they get plenty of all that on the band's new album Teenage And Torture.

Singer Shilpa Ray can howl like a banshee, simultaneously banging the shit out her harmonium, but it is the menacing rumble of bass player Nick Hundley that gives The Hookers their edge. Punctuated by dry drum sound of John Adamski and the in-your-face guitar licks of Andrew Bailey. It's all in red, with tons of leakage, an engineers nightmare With just two breather tracks, the a slow trip describing >Genie's Drugs and the album's closer Requiem In A Key I Don't Know, be prepared for a late night roller coaster ride through the bowels of the Big Apple.

Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers:
Shilpa Ray: vocals, harmonium
Andrew Bailey: guitar
John Adamski: drums
Nick Hundley: bass

Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers: Teenage And Torture

Teenage And Torture is released on Knitting Factory Records. Release date : January 18th.

Tracks:
  1. Hookers
  2. Heaven In Stereo
  3. Venus Shaver
  4. Stick It To The Woman
  5. Dames A Dime A Dozen
  6. Liquidation Sale
  7. Genie's Drugs
  8. Erotolepsy
  9. The Chelsea Clinic Physical
  10. Requiem In A Key I Don't Know

Video: Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers - Heaven In Stereo

Live date:
  • 01/21 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY (CD release show)

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