The Bobby Lees, fresh off of an extensive European tour that included the Woodstock, N.Y-based band’s first stint in the UK, wowing audiences and critics alike (“screaming feedback, howling vocals, and a thumping beat suggest that rock’n’roll is still very much alive” – The Arts Desk), the Sam Quartin-led quartet announce the Oct. 7 release of their Ipecac Recordings’ debut album, Bellevue.
“I named the album Bellevue because when I listen back, I hear someone going through that stuff, who is now able to laugh about it and have fun re-telling the stories,” Sam explains. “It’s a reminder for me that the most painful and intense things I go through end up being the most rewarding creatively.” The 13-song album, which was recorded live in-studio, was produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs).
A new single has been released as well, with the track “Monkey Mind” (https://youtu.be/2lmex1Nehn8) available now. Drummer Macky Bowman says of thesong: “’Monkey Mind’ is my favorite song we’ve ever put out, and what’s more it’s coming out on the National Holiday of Monkey Wednesday! How exciting!”
Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Henry Rollins…these are just a few of the punk icons who have shown support for Woodstock, NY based band The Bobby Lees. Sam Quartin [vocals, guitar], Macky Bowman [drums], Nick Casa [guitar], and Kendall Wind [bass] — make music that is punk in spirit and soul; unfettered and resolutely honest. To say their sound is wild and untethered is an understatement. It’s the kind of aural exorcism any listener can tap into, something that struck a chord with Henry Rollins who brought them to Ipecac Recordings where Mike Patton and Greg Werckman signed them.
3. Ma Likes To Drink
4. Death Train
5. Strange Days
7. Have You Seen A Girl
8. In Low
9. Little Table
10. Monkey Mind
11. Greta Van Fake
12. Be My Enemy
13. Mystery Theme Song
Album pre-orders, which include three vinyl variants: standard black, and limited-edition white and Coke bottle clear as well as a limited-edition white cassette, CD digipak, and digital pre-saves, are available now: https://thebobbylees.lnk.to/bellevue.
The Bobby Lees are Macky Bowman (drums), Nick Casa (guitar), Sam Quartin (vocals/guitar) and Kendall Wind (bass). The Woodstock, N.Y.-based band have released two albums: Beauty Pageant (2018) and Skin Suit (2020), with the latter produced by Jon Spencer. Classic Rock Magazine adeptly said of the band: “Rock and roll as it ought to be: off the hook, unhinged, ravaged by Satan, hysterically vital, both kicking serious arse and against polite society’s pricks. As undisciplined as No Wave, as steeped in comatose cool as ‘70s CBGB’s blank generation, and as stylishly ferocious as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”