Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Announce First New Album in 8 Years, Add Canada/U.S. Dates
The trio issue their latest full-length September 18 through Boombox/ Mom + Pop. Despite a series of reissues arriving a couple of years back, this will be the first new studio album from the troupe since 2004's Damage.
Described as "12 prime cuts of raw rock'n'roll," the album was tracked at Benton Harbor, MI's Key Club Recording Studio and mixed in New York City by Spencer, who also produced the set.
The past few rounds of reunion tours supporting the reissues had the band tackling older tracks, but it allegedly became apparent to singer-guitarist Spencer, guitarist Judah Bauer and drummer Russell Simins that they still had that magic. To paraphrase the group, it was apparent that the Blues was still number one.
"We still have that psychic glue that allows us to create music together," Spencer said in a statement. "Over the course of a year touring and writing new songs and recording, we rediscovered our shared history as a band. We circled the wagons, and went back to our roots. In a way this is almost like another first album."
You can check out Meat and Bone's tracklist, as well as a stream for album opener "Black Mold," down below.
Following some summer dates in Europe, the troupe will be back touring the U.S. and Canada. Up north, appearances this October include stops in Toronto and Vancouver.
Meat and Bone:
1. Black Mold
2. Bag Of Bones
3. Boot Cut
4. Get Your Pants Off
5. Ice Cream Killer
6. Strange Baby
7. Bottle Baby
9. Black Thoughts
11. Bear Trap
7/7 Liege, Belgium - Liege Les Ardentes Festival
7/8 Lille, Belgium - SJOCK Fest
7/9 Bordeaux, France - Le Rocher De Palmer
7/10 Perpignan, France - Deferlantes Festival
7/12 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
7/13 Milano, Italy - Magnolia Open Air Park
7/14 Ancona, Italy - Lazaretto
7/15 Martigny, Switzerland - Caves du Manoir
7/16 Stuttgart, Germany - Schocken
8/9 Sibenik, Croatia - Terraneo Festival
10/6 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10/13 Pawtucket, RI - German American Music Hall
10/16 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge
10/18 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/20 Indianapolis, IN - Earth House
10/21 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
10/22 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10/23 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
10/24 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10/25 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
11/3 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/8 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11/9 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11/10 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11/12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11/13 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11/14 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
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