Saturday, January 11, 2014

Kera and the Lesbians- release "Snakes" - AP Track Review and more


Kera and the Lesbians' New Track - "Snakes" starts off like a whisper but then quickly explodes like musical pop rocks. It is an ultra dynamic song with the empty spaces being as seductive as the evocatively wrought musical bed that almost tangos, bobs and weaves. Dancing on this bed, is Kera Armendariz who has one of the most unique voices out there. In previous, reviews I have likened Kera and the Lesbian's sound to 1940's porch blues with a punk attitude and while that bit of roots music nostalgic presence will always be there, you can feel a whole lot more going on as well as they incorporate a Latin rhythms, surf guitar and jazz. It is a heady indie stew that feels much more than mere songs. They are cinematic in nature, they project images on the wall. They need to be used by creative film makers and I can bet a dozen donuts that they will be in due time.

LOOK out for Kera and the Lesbians' EP entitled Year 23 to be released on January 28th
Kera and the Lesbians Monday Night Residency at the ECHO in Los Angeles this February
AP interview with Kera and the Lesbians (originally published 9/26/2012)
Robb Donker

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