Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, Secret Evil. The album which follows 2013 s Demons EP sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock n soul energy. Songs like Caught Up and the syncopated No Place Left To Hide showcase Hernandez s unstoppable vocals and breath of musical ambition, braiding contemporary pop thrills with an original and unmistakable creative persona all her own. Dizzying in its range and ambition, Secret Evil is fresh, focused, and surprising, a remarkable debut album from an indescribably compelling new band. Jessica and her Deltas initial EP earned them a bounty of critical hosannas, with PopMatters hailing it as an accomplished document that proves the band deserves all the hype they ve been garnering. (Hernandez is) painting a very big picture, declared The Huffington Post, and her memorable voice is only one of the textured colors on a multidimensional palette. Yet it is Secret Evil that truly reveals all the many hues in Hernandez s 120-count box of crayons. Despite its vintage, the album is in fact so contemporary one would be forgiven for assuming it was recorded two years from now. Songs like Over and the rollicking Sorry I Stole Your Man crank like Wanda Jackson fronting The Seeds in an Acapulco dive bar, The Deltas busting out their wicked blend of girl group melodies, driving arrangements, and infectious energy. A self-described storyteller at heart, Hernandez chronicles her personal trials and triumphs throughout Secret Evil, all in the hope of touching a truly universal chord.