Jane Lee Hooker - Spiritus (New CD)
2018 release. Start spreading the news - New York's hottest punk-blues collective are back in business. If you didn't catch them first time round, then it's high time you got to know Jane Lee Hooker better. Individually, the five members have pedigree to burn, turning heads and tearing up stages in seminal bands from Nashville Pussy to Bad Wizard. But when Dana 'Danger' Athens (vocals), Hail Mary Z (bass), Melissa 'Cool Whip' Houston (drums), Tracy 'High Top' (guitar) and Tina 't Bone' Gorin (guitar) hooked up in 2012, they swore a blood pact to take Jane Lee Hooker all the way. "We're a gang," say the lineup. "We're a family." Now, as a twist in the tail of 2017, second album Spiritus finds Jane Lee Hooker writing their own entry into the great rock 'n' roll songbook. "Spiritus is almost entirely original music written by the band as a unit," they explain, "which has been really exciting and really gratifying. We write so naturally well together, it's been pretty effortless." "We wanted to have an 'album' that people would listen to from beginning to end," explain the lineup, "and find something to love about every song." Mission accomplished. In a world of manufactured bands and bubblegum pop, Jane Lee Hooker are the real deal. Join their rock 'n' roll revolution.