JSBX at Red Lotus Room 6/8/2012 (photo by Jim Idol)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

We knew that The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion would be releasing a new album this year, and now we know that Meat and Bone, their first new album in eight years, will be out on September 18 via Boombox/Mom + Pop. You can stream the album's lead track, "Black Mold," at the bottom of this post or download it from the JSBX website.

The band are revving up for a bonafide North American tour, including a NYC date at Bowery Ballroom on November 3. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/29) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (6/27) at noon.

They played a semi-private, one-off gig a couple weeks ago (6/8) at Brooklyn spot Red Lotus Room with ESG and Beans. it was a taping of a pilot for a show tenatively titled The Birthday Party TV Show that's "conceived as Bandstand meets Soul Train in a loft with underground music." The picture at the top of this post was from that taping.

The JSBX track stream, Meat and Bone cover art and tracklist, and a list of all tour dates are below.


Meat and Bone

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Black Mold

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
8. Danger
9. Black Thoughts
10. Unclear
11. Bear Trap
12. Zimgar

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 2012 Tour Dates
10-06 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10-13 Pawtucket, RI - German American Music Hall
10-16 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge
10-18 Toronto, Ontario - 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
11-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11-08 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11-09 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, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret

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