Jana Hunter and her band (as yet unnamed) are leaving Baltimore after many months of constant, sickening grind and search tactics to try and wield before a live audience the album they’ve wrought. It’s a huge departure from the work Hunter released solo, as Hunter was able to embrace, through her group, her less obvious influences: Faust, Wire, GBV, and whatever, these things don’t even mean that much in terms of forming a sound image. It’s all just to say that this a mean band, not an intimate cave, so expect a lot of noise and beats in addition to Hunter’s signature sonic topography: the hiss, the haunt, and the weird are all still there. She’s backed by Will Adams on guitar, Geoff Graham on bass and vocals, and Abe Sanders on drums. This tour finds the band performing in preparation for recording the album, as yet untitled, which will likely be released sometime in early 2010, and touring with close Baltimore friends Crazy Dreams Band, who will sometime soon release their second record on Portland’s Holy Mountain.
[ first listen ] Batman (demo)