“And the winner is....Spanking Charlene” announced Little Steven Van Zandt, longtime Bruce Springsteen guitarist, Soprano and Underground Garage guru at the finals of SiriusXM's year-long “Best Unsigned Band in America” contest. As a result of winning, the band went into the studio and recorded two singles, first,
“DISMISSED WITH A KISS” , and now “CANARSIE”, which which are both available as digital downloads from the Wicked Cool Records online store and iTunes. Both singles are included on Spanking Charlene’s 2nd album “Where are the Freaks?”
(produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel) was released on January 17th, 2012. It is available for download at itunes.com
Spanking Charlene is a New York City based soul-punk band (2 gals, 2 guys) whose music combines the powerful, dynamic vocals of Charlene McPherson with hard driving
guitar grooves, catchy hooks, and lyrics about life and love in New York City. The band's first album was released in 2007. They have been mentioned in stories in both the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Spanking Charlene plays monthly at the famous Lakeside Lounge in NYC; their next show is the "Where are the Freaks" record release party this saturday January 21st at 10:30pm.