Detroit Duo Jamaican Queens Streams Debut LP

By on February 25, 2013


Watch the ‘Water’ video at YouTube

Detroit duo Jamaican Queens has offered an exclusive stream of their debut album, Wormfood, out March 5th on Notown, with the Hype Machine. Recently selling out their first New York show, the band is making their way down to SXSW, performing with Javelin, Dustin Wong and more, after releasing a series of unique music videos, including the band’s docu-style Detroit horror film for first single “Kids Get Away,” which has been played on KCRW, and received praised from NYLON, Noisey, Impose and FILTER among others, saying, “the trippy collaboration of upbeat guitar and synth provides some bone-chilling beats alongside Ryan Spencer’s expressive, shrieking vocals and creepy lyrics.”   

The partnership of Jamaican Queens’ Ryan Spencer and producer Adam Pressley was conceived in late 2011. Pressley moved to Detroit to join Spencer in his former band Prussia, and shortly after his arrival the group dissolved. The two decided they worked better as a pair and spent that winter writing and recording Wormfood, which was mixed by High Bias Recordings engineer, Christopher Lazlo Koltay (Akron/Family, Dirtbombs). The fusion of Spencer’s melodies and Pressley’s knowledge of underground music and production gave birth to their unique “odd pop” or as it’s being called, “trap-pop.” Influenced by the southern rap beats of Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy, as well as the experimentation of Brian Eno and Lee Scratch Perry, Wormfood draws from electronic, dub, downbeat, and folk influences, creating an erratic canvas overlaid with radiant pop hooks.

Jamaican Queens Tour Dates


3/06 Springfield, MO – LemonDrop
3/07  Denton, TX – 35 Denton w/ Dustin Wong
3/10 Monterey, MEX – Nrmal Festival
3/12 Austin, TX – Javelina [SXSW]
3/14 Austin, TX – Delicious Showcase [SXSW]
3/16 Austin, TX – Opal Divines [SXSW]
3/17  Hot Springs, AR – VOV Fest
3/18 Kansas City, MO – FOKL
3/19 St. Louis, MO – 2720 Cherokee
3/20 Carbondale, IL – The Swamp
3/22 Normal, IL – Firehouse Pizza & Pub
3/23  Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle w/ Javelin
3/24 Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar
3/25 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
3/26 Atlanta, GA – 529 w/ Javelin  
3/27  Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Javelin
3/28  Washington, DC – Black Cat w/ Javelin
3/30 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
4/02 Winooski, VT – The Monkey House
4/02 Toronto, ON – The Shop at Parts & Labour
4/06 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s 20 Lanes
4/07 Ann Arbor, MI – LIVE
4/12 Detroit, MI – Trinosophes 


Wormfood Tracklisting


1. Water 

2. Kids Get Away
3. Black Madonna
4. Annie
5. Wormfood
6. Wellfleet Outro
7. Sharkteeth
8. Asleep at the Wheel
9. Caitlin


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.