Hot SnakesSub Pop
Released: 16th March 2018
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After a 14-year hiatus from the studio, Hot Snakes have triumphantly kicked down the door back into our lives with their new album, Jericho Sirens, and not a moment too soon.
Based around the partnership of Drive Like Jehu singer-guitarists Rick Froberg and John Reis, with their razor-sharp riffs more than matched by their wit and swagger, the band released a run of three near-perfect garage rock albums between 2000-2004, before disbanding in 2005. 2011 saw Hot Snakes return with a string of festival shows. After 6 years of speculation about new recordings, Hot Snakes returned to the studio in 2017 and the results are, finally, revealed in Jericho Sirens.
Musically, Jericho Sirens incorporates the most extreme fringes of the Hot Snakes sound (the vein-bulging,78-second “Why Don’t It Sink In?” the pounding downstrokes of “Having Another?”), while staying true to
longstanding influences such as the Wipers and Dead Moon.