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Jon Spencer preps solo debut, touring w/ Melvins (listen to “Do the Trash Can”)

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Jon Spencer DJ’ing at Elsewhere (more by P Squared)

Jon Spencer is a prolific musician, with a bunch of projects from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to Boss Hogg and Heavy Trash, but he’s never made a solo record. Till now that is: Spencer Sings the Hits! will be out this fall via In the Red. He made the album in Michigan with Quasi’s Sam Coomes, drummer M. Sord and producer Bill Skibbe. You can check out the first single, which is also the lead cut on the LP, “Do The Trash Can,” which is a typically revved-up Spencer number. Watch the video below.

You can catch Jon on tour with the Melvins this summer, and he’s got a solo headlining tour lined up for August, though no NYC show has been announced yet. All dates are listed below.

Melvins have been keeping a photo tour diary for BrooklynVegan which will resume later this summer.

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings the Hits! tracklist
1. “Do the Trash Can”
2. “Fake”
3. “Overload”
4. “Time 2 Be Bad”
5. “Ghost”
6. “Beetle Boots”
7. “Hornet
8. “Wilderness”
9. “Love Handle”
10. “I Got the Hits”
11. “Alien Humidity”
12. “Cape”

Jon Spencer – 2018 Tour Dates
July 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (with the Melvins)
July 30 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (with the Melvins)
July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Park West (with the Melvins)
August 1 – Goshen, IN @ Ignition Music Garage
August 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme (with the Melvins)
August 3 – Detroit, MI @ El Club (with the Melvins)
August 4 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
August 5 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre (with the Melvins)
August 6 – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co (with the Melvins)
August 7 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
August 8 – Champaign, IL @ Memphis on Main
August 9 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
August 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
August 11 – Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern

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