The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Brand New Album!
FREEDOM TOWER – NO WAVE DANCE PARTY 2015
Out March 24th Through Mom+Pop
Appearing At Music Hall Of Williamsburg
For The Valentine’s Day Planned Parenthood Benefit
US Tour Begins April 8th
More Dates Forthcoming
Listen To DO THE GET DOWN On Pitchfork also below
New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise.
Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!
Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and ‘80s – Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!
It’s all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!
Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle…. From start to finish, Freedom Tower is over modulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain!Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say “damn!”
“Proof the city hasn’t lost its soul just yet” New York Post
2. Wax Dummy
3. Do The Get Down
4. Betty vs. the NYPD
5. White Jesus
6. Born Bad
7. Down and Out
8. Crossroad Hop
9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck
10. Dial Up Doll
11. Bellevue Baby
12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box
13. Cooking for Television
For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits… And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal — rock’n’roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.
Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Toweris the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.
Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!
There are eight million stories in the Naked City — but there is only one Blues Explosion!
Freedom Tower – dig it now, while you still can!
Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015 is available to pre-order now from iTunes, and direct from the band with exclusive JSBX tote bag and slipmat. All pre-orders come with an immediate download of Do The Get Down.
Feb 14 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg, NY
w/ Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Julianna Barwick,
Austin Brown (Parquet Courts), Jonathan Toubin DJ set, and more…
Apr 8 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
Apr 9 – Brighton Music Hal – Allston, MA
Apr 10 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Black Cat – Washington DC
Apr 12 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
Apr 14 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Apr 15 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Apr 16 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Apr 17 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
Apr 18 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Apr 19 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
Apr 20 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 21 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 22 – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 23 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Apr 24 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Apr 25 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA