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Download Jamaican Queens’ Wormfood and watch a video for “Water” (playing House of Hayes on 3/29)

JQMagic Death Sounds present Detroit band Jamaican Queens at House of Hayes on Friday, March 29th.  Their debut LP Wormfood, released last week, could have been labeled hardcore indie pop but the trio decided to go their own way, inventing a new category dubbed “trap pop.”  The made-up tag is fitting, if ambiguous, as Jamaican Queens applied that same abandon of previously outlined conventions for genre and narrative on the album’s nine tracks, tackling topics of urban violence, love and other, more illicit, experiences.  Despite the serious nature of some of the songs (“Kids Get Away,” for example) Jamaican Queens managed to turn Wormfood into an incredibly infectious and addicting record with sticky, eighties informed synths programmed behind the dramatic vocals.  More information for their show at House of Hayes with Charmaine’s Name, Meghan’s TV and Rexedog can be found on the Facebook event page here.  Below, watch the video for “Water” and stream “Asleep at the Wheel.”  Wormfood is available as a name-your-own-price download on Jamaican Queens’ Bandcamp here.

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Free Download: “Lucille” by John the Conqueror (playing House of Hayes on Saturday, MilkBoy on 4/4)

Photo by Jonifin Marvin
Photo by Jonifin Marvin
This new one from Philadelphia three-piece John the Conqueror is a strong blues track with soulful guitars, not to mention some lyrics that are really sad. A live version of it was recorded in the band’s Key Studio Session; you can get a free download of the album version today. If you like big acts like the Black Keys or Dr. John, check this out! The band plays this Saturday at Girard Avenue warehouse space House of Hayes, and then on April 4th at MilkBoy.

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