Shilpa Ray Daytrotter Session, Tour, and SXSW news

SHILPA RAY AND HER HAPPY HOOKERS DAYTROTTER SESSION UP TODAY

FEBRUARY AND MARCH TOUR DATES ADDED MTV DESI PERFORMANCE FEBRUARY 25TH AT PIANOS NYC

SXSW APPEARANCE AND NATIONAL SPRING TOUR WITH ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE TO FOLLOW

Shilpa and Her Happy Hookers have been thrilled with the reaction to their recently released album Teenage And Torture (Knitting Factory, Jan ’11), and very much look forward to taking their act on the road this spring with Acid Mothers Temple. As a preview of what audiences can expect, check out today’s Daytrotter session. Tour Dates Below! If you’ve yet to hear this wonderful album do not hesitate to ask us for a copy or download.
“The second full-length from this New York group is a brainy and brawny hybrid, unleashing barbed commentary on consumer culture (“Stick It to the Woman”) and female beauty (“Venus Shaver”) with storming, bare-bones rock’n’roll powered by John Adamski’s brutal drumming.” – Spin 8 of 10 Stars

“The songs on her new album, “Teenage and Torture” (Knitting Factory), merge the garage-level girl-group rock of early Blondie with the psychobilly stomp and bloodthirsty imagination of The Cramps.” – New York Times

“Staggering beyond the mundane, beyond the banal, Teenage and Torture is a stellar collection of Blowsy, unwholesome songs: writhing, scathing, and endlessly worthwhile.” – Village Voice

“Shilpa Ray and Her Haappy Hookers’ lusty bar rock sounds much more serious than their slapstick band name would suggest, and Teenage and Torture is filled with growling guitar riffs and huge vocals that make it doubly clear Ray I not kidding around…. Rough, rude, and immensely likeable.” – Nylon

“Really good albums that blow my hair back, without all the predictability, are few and far between. That’s why I was so excited to discover Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers.” – Bust

“She channels Sreamin’ Jay Hawkins’s agonized delivery as she powers her way through rough-hewn blues and dirty garage rock.” – The New Yorker

Watch the 80s slasher movie inspired video for “Heaven In Stereo”

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers – Heaven In Stereo video

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