Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers of Nick Cave and The New Yorker acclaim are set to emerge with a new album, Teenage and Torture on January 18, 2011 via Knitting Factory Records. Shilpa Ray’s debut record A Fish Hook, An Open Eye garnered critical praise for its strident, female-fronted version of rock and roll.
The first single, “Venus Shaver” (available here) is our first taste of what’s to come with its sturdy deadpan vocals and rousing instrumentals.
Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers have a few New York dates planned for 2010 to showcase new material:
CMJ Distiller Showcase @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn-October 22, 2010
CMJ Windish Showcase @ Arlene’s Grocery, NYC-October 23, 2010
Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers w/ Hooray for Earth, Arpline, Zambri @ Pianos, NYC-November 3, 2010