The Bobby Lees are a bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock NY. Audiotox UK said “Their raw and unapologetic energy promises to make you feel alive!” Find them and see for yourself.
Their new record ‘SKIN SUIT’ was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on May 8th 2020.
Skin Suit mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling. In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon and The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2021. Ranging in ages 17-25, the four-piece formed when frontwoman Sam Quartin moved from NYC to upstate NY. She wanted to make an album, but needed a band. A friend suggested checking out the local music school The Rock Academy. There, she met her future. The Bobby Lees’ monster lineup of Quartin on vocals and guitar, Macky Bowman on drums, Nick Casa on lead guitar and Kendall Wind on bass formed quickly and instantly began creating mayhem.
Their first album Beauty Pageant was released last year, but Quartin said their next album (coming out spring 2020/ name tbd), which will feature “Guttermilk,” feels more like their debut. That’s because Quartin wrote Beauty Pageant’s tracks before the band formed. “This time it was everyone equally writing everything,” she says. “So, I feel like this is our first actual record. This upcoming album has an edgier sound than the melodic classic rock/metal of Beauty Pageant. The grit comes courtesy of the band and its producer: underground punk legend Jon Spencer, of Pussy Galore and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. [Elena Childers / BTR Today]