Jamaican Queens are neither from Jamaica nor the New York City neighborhood. This threesome comes straight to us from Detroit, Michigan. The band, consisting of Ryan Spencer, Adam Pressley, and Ryan Clancy, just released their album Wormfood on March 5. Their synth pop sound has been related to people like Islands or MGMT, but with heavier bass. Considering Wormfood was their debut album, Jamaican Queens are already receiving critical acclaim over the blogosphere.
This trio’s debut album is a blend of violence, love and the bold truth of life. Before releasing Wormfood, the band had only released their track “Kids Get Away,” a track that was accompanied by a gritty music video that told the story of the victimization of an aquaintence of singer Ryan Spencer’s. The rawness of Detroit is clear throughout Wormfood. Jamaican Queens have set the bar for their next album release.
Don’t miss out on Jamaican Queens live at the “Future of Indie” day party at Güero’s Taco Bar on March 12. Jamaican Queens will kick off our party at 2 p.m. RSVP on Facebook here and you could win a $20 Güero’s gift card. The event is all ages. No cover and no wristbands needed.