New CD, Paulopolis, available Saturday, February 9, 2008!!
Launch party at the Hexagon Bar; 2600 27th Ave. S., Mpls, MN; 21+, 9pm
With special guests: The Wild Animals, Deep Pool, Birds of Virginia
Luke's Angels are a Minneapolis band, but they are the sweethearts of St Paul. Their brand new forthcoming album "Paulopolis" seeks to heal the long time divide between these rival cities with charm and chugging rock. This unpretentious indie rock quartet has drawn comparisons to the Breeders, Throwing Muses, and Veruca Salt, but they're not just an early 90's alt sister rock knock off. Listen closely and you'll hear other influences like Loretta Lynn, the Pretenders, Ride and PJ Harvey. Really, LA has a sound all their own because the music is genuine and their personalities shine through.
After several childbirths, recording a couple of X-mas albums and some lineup shifts, the Angels settled on their current roster, which features founders Jennie Kalpin DDS, Melissa Kalpin MLS, Jennie's husband Josh Richardson (also of Flavor Crystals and Prairie Restorations Inc.) and legendary drummer Nick Hook (Kelley Deal 6000, Deformo, Jan, Vinnie and the Stardusters, Hind Quarterly editor-in-chief.) This gender balanced foursome has struck a balance between sweetness and no nonsense rocking. Yes, they snack between songs but always floss after shows. LA recently finished recording their second full-length album with engineer/producer extraordinaire, Jacques Wait, and they can't wait for you to hear it. It will be unleashed on Feb 9th 2008! Jacques thinks it rocks, so it must.
Luke's Angels' eponymous debut record is available at tonevendor.com and cdbaby.com.
Jennie Kalpin / rhythm guitar, vocals
Melissa Kalpin / lead guitar, vocals
Nick Hook / drums
JR / bass, shenanigans