Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Volcanic

Sat, Aug 18 at 9pm

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ALL AGES

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas return with TELEPHONE//TELEFONO, the followup
to 2014’s debut SECRET EVIL.

Founded in Detroit in 2009, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas made their Instant
Records debut with 2013’s DEMONS. The EP earned national attention, with The
Huffington Post declaring, “(Hernandez’s) memorable voice is only one of the
textured colors on a multidimensional palette.” SECRET EVIL followed in 2014, once
again earning critical attention. Rolling Stone, Nylon, New York Times, KEXP and MTV agreed
with NPR's Weekend Edition who said "song after song, one thing is consistent: a powerful,
undeniable voice." Paste Magazine simply called the Delta’s one of the “best bands of 2014.”

TELEPHONE//TELEFONO marks the Detroit-based outfit’s first full-length bilingual
recording, a double-LP pairing English and Spanish language versions. Songs like the
“Run Too Far//Escapar” and “Oh No” see Hernandez & The Deltas fusing a
smoldering Latin groove into their already one-of-a-kind sound clash of pop,
psychedelic rock and punk cabaret, lead by Hernandez’s vocal power and the band’s
boundless versatility.
Why a bilingual album? As a second generation Cuban and Mexican-American,
Hernandez felt it her duty to further explore her Hispanic heritage on The Deltas’
sophomore recording. With that in mind, Hernandez visited Mexico City for a second
round of recording, tracking all-new Spanish language vocals at Topetitud Estudio in
Mexico City by Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner – and SECRET EVIL producer –
Camilo “Milo” Froideval. Despite growing up more than 2,000 miles to the north,
Hernandez formed a life-changing connection with Mexico City.
“There was something about Mexico City that just clicked with me,” Hernandez says.
“If you could imagine all of the best parts of your favorite U.S. cities and wrapped
them into one, that’s Mexico City for me. It has some of the beauty of L.A. and the
grittiness of Brooklyn, there’s skyscrapers and palm trees and historic
neighborhoods with cobblestone streets, cathedrals next to nightclubs and tiny
mescal bars. There are certain pockets where there’s a real country Norteño feel and
then turn the corner and think you were in New York or L.A.”
TELEPHONE//TELEFONO proves to be a genuinely unprecedented work
of duality and impossible-to-ignore relevance. Songs like “Hot To Trot,” “Break Your
Heart” and “Apologies” see The Deltas’ brand of Motor City magic taken to the max
while their Spanish counterparts unveil fresh meanings and emotive power.