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Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens

Sub Pop

Mar 19, 2018 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share

Baby’s come back. Although the band have been performing sporadic (and excellent) shows since reuniting in 2011, the Hot Snakes-sized hole in our heart has been pining for a proper album for 14 years. The appropriately titled Jericho Sirens heralds the return of John Reis and Rick Froberg’s pulverizing guitar attack, one of the most vicious pairings of the 21st century.

The Snakes pick up right where they left off, dropping a furious trio of primal bombs in just over six minutes. Barring a few gasps for air on “Six Wave Hold-Down,” the album is relentless: the wailing guitars of the title track, the pounding “Death Doula,” the skittering frenzy of “Having Another?” and closer “Death of a Sportsman,” an archetypal Hot Snakes progression. Worth the wait. (

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