Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers new video/album

Until about 2 months ago, I had no idea who Shilpa Ray was. All I knew before the night I saw her open for Grinderman was, well, she was opening for Grinderman. Nick Cave may be getting old, but he isn’t losing his hearing. Shilpa was awesome. It was like if PJ Harvey sang on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s record Howl. I was hypnotized by her and her siren-like wail.

I had no idea, but after the show, I found out she’s from New York and has a band (she performed solo opening for Grinderman) called Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers. It’s a bit different with a full band, but I still dig a lot of the tracks. They just put out a new video with director Will Joines for the song, “Heaven in Stereo.” The video is kind of cool and music’s alright. I can’t wait for the album though. It’s called “Teenage and Torture,” and is due next week. Check out the video and the other song I’ve got for ya called “Venus Shaver”. A review of the album will come as soon as I get it.

Download “Venus Shaver”

Upcoming Tour Dates:
* = w/ Acid Mothers Temple

JANUARY
21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl (Record Release Show)
22 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place

MARCH
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland*
24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
27 – Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo*
28 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey*
29 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*
31 – Calgary, AB – Broken City*

APRIL
01 – Missoula, MT – The Badlander*
02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
03 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
04 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre*
05 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
06 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
07 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt*
08 – Toronto, ON – El Mocambo*
09 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott*
11 – Milford, CT – Daniel Street*
13 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas*
14 –Washington, DC – Red Palace*
15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*
16 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
17 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light*
18 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
19 –New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks*
20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*
21 – Dallas, TX – The Loft*
22 – Austin, TX – Red 7*

http://www.myspace.com/shilparay

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