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Albums Of The Week: Joan Smith & The Jane Does | Do Me Some Harm

You probably haven't heard of these anonymous Can-Rock vets — but after this hard-charging, fuzzbusting dance-rock debut, I guarantee you'll remember them.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Joan Smith, she of the towering pipes and dirty guitar tone, has teamed with guitarist and producer Tom Juhas to form the Jane Does — a female-fronted dance-rock machine with pulsing rock beats, relentless guitars and cutting vocals that amp up to the edge of sanity. They are set to kick down the doors with their debut Do Me Some Harm, recorded at Marquee Sound in their hometown of Toronto.

Smith spent the past decade fronting guitar/organ rock trio Little Foot Long Foot — playing Canadian stages eager to handle their volume, and garnering international reach with sync placements in soundtracks including Orange Is The New Black. Since 2016, Smith has been taking her guitar and backing vocal chops on the road with Juno-award winner Serena Ryder. Juhas, meanwhile, is an accomplished touring and studio guitarist, producer and soundmaker known for his eclectic work alongside Justin Rutledge, Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt, Jadea Kelly and Ryan O’Reilly.”