Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers are a band I've been meaning to check out for a while but just never got around to it until now. Shilpa Ray's strong, raw, richly-textured voice definitely sets her apart from the throng. Her music reminds me of some of the classic early female rockers, but with a hint of blues and an edge that not many current female artists can boast.

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers will be releasing their 7" single, "Venus Shaver," in mid-October 2010. The single and b-side "Natural Selection" serve as a precursor to their forthcoming full-length Teenage and Torture, set for release January 18th, 2011 on Knitting Factory Records. But you don't have to wait to check out "Venus Shaver," because we have it here for your enjoyment. And for those of you attending CMJ, check her out at the Knitting Factory on Oct. 22nd or at Arlene's Grocery on Oct. 23rd.

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