Best known as the founding member of New York-based alt rock acts, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Heavy Trash and Pussy Galore, Jon Spencer will be releasing his first solo album, Spencer Sings the Hits later on this year through In The Red Records, and the Bill Skibbe-produced album, which finds the renowned guitarist and frontman embracing a DIY approach while collaborating with Quasi‘s and Heatmiser’s Sam Coombes and M. Sord.
“Do The Trash Can,” the album’s propulsive and blistering first single will further cement Spencer’s long-held reputation for a scuzzy and abrasive sound that draws from the blues, industrial rock and metal centered snarling, garage punk attitude, caustic power chords and an oddly danceable yet mosh pit friendly groove — while kicking ass and taking names. Interestingly, the album will reportedly feature percussion with a metallic edge as a nod to Spencer’s past with Pussy Galore.
Created by Andrew Hooper, the recently released video for the song is aptly scuzzy and trashy, as its centered around utterly trashtrastic horror film footage, bikini beach movies and other vintage ephemera — with the result being visuals that are a trippy mind fuck.
So far Spencer has announced a number of headlining shows, including some opening dates with the Melvins. More dates will be coming soon but in the meantime, check the tour dates below.
07/29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue* – Tickets
07/30 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon* – Tickets
07/31 – Chicago, IL – Park West* – Tickets
08/01 – Goshen, IN – Ignition Music Garage – Tickets
08/02 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme* – Tickets
08/03 – Detroit, MI – El Club* – Tickets
08/04 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups – Tickets
08/05 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre* – Tickets
08/06 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Co* – Tickets
08/07 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House – Tickets
08/08 – Champaign, IL – Memphis on Main – Tickets
08/09 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar – Tickets
08/10 – Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater – Tickets
08/11 – Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern – Tickets