With 2014 on its way, Detroit’s Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are going out with a bang as they cap things off with the final dates of their first nationwide tour (check them out below) and the November 12th release of their Demons EP, which we are excited to announce will be released with the band’s new label partner Instant Records.
“Finding a creative partner is like finding any other partner in life,” Jessica explained. “You search and search, get let down, surprised, creeped out, dumped, until one day you meet that perfect match. It felt like the hunt was over when I met Richard and everyone over at Instant. My new little family couldn’t be a better fit.”
Legendary producer, songwriter and record executive Richard Gottehrer founded Instant Records in the 1970s. The label borrows its name from Gottehrer’s original production company, under which he produced artists such as Blondie, the Go-Gos, Joan Armatrading and many others. Staying true to the company’s original vision of empowering women in music, Instant Records focuses on bringing innovative female recording artists to the forefront of the music scene.
When speaking of Jessica Hernandez, Gottehrer said, “Every now and then a voice comes along that speaks directly to us through the music. I felt it the first time I heard Jessica and believe it’s only a matter of time until she touches us all.”
Comprised of five charismatic tracks, Demons highlights the raw strength of Jessica’s talent, influenced by the likes of Gogol Bordello and Tom Waits. While the title track and “Big Town” emphasize her theatrical, borderless sound, “Caught Up” speeds things up with saucy vocals and a flirtatious beat. “Shadow Boy” is a dark, cinematic ballad that allows Jessica’s voice to truly shine, and “Picture Me With You (Carnie Threesome)” is a sultry song that rounds out the collection with its hypnotic riff and gypsy cabaret overtones. Listen to this track HERE.
11/8 – Cincinnati, OH / MOTR Pub
11/9 – Rock Island, IL / Rozz Tox
11/11 – Burlington, IA / The Washington
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN / 7th Street Entry
11/13 – Madison, WI / Frequency
11/14 – Chicago, IL / Cobra Lounge (Dusty Grooves Night)
11/15 – Milwaukee, WI / Riverwest Public House Cooperative
11/16 – Grand Rapids, MI / Mulligan’s Pub
11/27 – Detroit, MI / St. Andrew’s Hall (presented by The River/CIDR)
12/4 – Columbus, OH / The Basement
12/5 – Lexington, KY / Cosmic Charlie’s
12/6 – Atlanta, GA / The Earl
12/7 – Nashville, TN / The HiWatt
12/9 – St. Petersburg, FL / Local 662
12/10 – Orlando, FL / Will’s Pub
12/12 – Chapel Hill, NC / Local 506
12/13 – Charlotte, NC / Evening Muse
12/14 – Baltimore, MD / Metro Gallery
12/15 – Philadelphia, PA / Milkboy