Premiere: Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders Debut ‘Hot Licks’ EP

By DONNA BALANCIA

California Rocker premieres a special new EP by Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders called Live & Acoustic on Hot Licks with Lina.

Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders were guests of renowned music journalist Lina Lecaro last December on her show Hot Licks with Lina on Luxuria Radio. The band recorded three songs, “10 Years of Fire,” “Don’t Need No Jesus,” and “Standing at the End of the World.”

The EP is free to download on BandCamp

Check out Live & Acoustic on Hot Licks with Lina here

Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders Songs

Guitarist Johnny DeVilla wrote the music for “10 Years of Fire,” and Robinson wrote the lyrics about a relationship Robinson said he had years ago that “almost killed him.” Don’t Need No Jesus” is about some of the failings of organized religion, Robinson said. “Standing at the End of the World” is the title track from Robinson and the Wolf Spiders’ debut EP, and it’s about two damaged people who meet each other at the wrong time.

Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

The band is comprised of Robinson on vocals and acoustic guitar, DeVilla on acoustic guitar and vocals, Tom Hernandez on drums and percussion, and Piper Ingram on acoustic bass.

Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders’ previous release is the EP Beneath The Surface.

Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders on Hot Licks with Lina
Spencer Robinson and the Wolf Spiders on Hot Licks with Lina

Lecaro: The Musicians’ Ally

“Lina Lecaro is a legendary music journalist in LA and somebody we as a band have respected for years,” Robinson said. “She was always very kind to The Lords of Altamont, the band Johnny and I used to play in. When the Wolf Spiders released our album Beneath the Surface, Lina invited us on her radio show to promote it. I suggested that we play a few acoustic songs in her studio. We were really pleased with the way it sounded, so we thought we’d release it as a free digital EP.”

Lina Lecaro of Hot Licks With Lina on Luxuria Radio - Photo courtesy of Lina Lecaro
Lina Lecaro of Hot Licks With Lina on Luxuria Radio – Photo courtesy of Lina Lecaro

Check out Lecaro’s show archive here