New York garage icons The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are heading back to Australia in August to promote their latest album Freedom Tower.
The album, which is out now via Rocket, is a despondent mess, a sonic representation of the assorted fringe personalities that make New York City the infamous concrete jungle.
The album was recorded in the Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with cult hip-hop figure Alap Momin.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has a unique relationship with Australia, predominantly due to Australia’s longstanding fascination with garage rock. The band’s bizarre performance on Recovery back in the 90s has gone down in Australia music folklore with a rock and roll demonstration that’s as energetic as any other your likely to see.
August 6 - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
August 7 – Sydney University Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
August 8 – Supersense Festival at the Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC
August 9 – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
August 11 – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
For more information visit www.thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com.