Jamaican Queens-“Joe”

In 2013 one of my favorite new groups was the Detroit-based band Jamaican Queens. Their album Wormfood came in at number 25 on my year-end list, and seeing them live at Schubas was one of the highlights of my concert calendar. They didn’t take too much time off, releasing a new song back in October. Now they’ve resurfaced once again with “Joe,” which premiered this … Continue reading Jamaican Queens-“Joe”

Top Albums Of 2013: 25-1

25. Jamaican Queens–Wormfood 24. Dr. Skinnybones–A Last Hurrah For The Glory Of Drinking Alone 23. The Thermals–Desperate Ground 22. Smith Westerns–Soft Will 21. Night Terrors Of 1927–Guilty Pleas EP 20. Deltron 3030-The Event II 19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs–Mosquito 18. Portugal. The Man.–Evil Friends 17. The All-About–Suburban Heart 16. Fort Frances–Harbour 15. Killer Mike & El-P-Run The Jewels 14.Camera Obscura–Desire Lines 13. Rilo Kiley–RKives 12. Golden Bloom–No Day Like Today 11. Christopher Owens–Lysandre 10. Islands–Ski Mask 9. Janelle Monae–The Electric Lady 8. Of … Continue reading Top Albums Of 2013: 25-1

Jamaican Queens at Schubas 9/27/13

If someone had told me back in January that one of my favorite albums of the year would come from a trap-pop group from Detroit, I probably would have rolled my eyes. Here we are more than three quarters of the way through 2013, and Wormfood by Jamaican Queens is still hanging tough in my Top 25 more than 6 months after its release. It’s … Continue reading Jamaican Queens at Schubas 9/27/13