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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion announces new album, premieres “Do the Get Down” — listen

on January 21, 2015, 6:00pm

On March 24th, New York garage rockers Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will release their new album Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015. Due out through Mom + Pop, the LP follows the band’s 2012 comeback album Meat + Bone.

According to a press release, the 13-track effort is a “document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love,” adding, “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.” Staying true to its Big Apple-centric theme, the album was recorded at Brooklyn’s Daptone House of Soul.

Our first preview of Freedom Tower comes courtesy of “Do the Get Down”, a jaunty, funk-laden number. Check it out below via its corresponding video, which features images of Lou Reed, Jay Z, The Ramones, and other New York icons.

Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015 Tracklist:
01. Funeral
02. Wax Dummy
03. Do the Get Down
04. Betty vs. the NYPD
05. White Jesus
06. Born Bad
07. Down and Out
08. Crossroad Hop
09. 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

In support of the LP, the group has lined up a spring US tour. Consult the full itinerary below.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 2015 Tour Dates:
02/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/08 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
04/09 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/12 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
04/15 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
04/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
04/17 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
04/18 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04/19 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
04/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
04/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
04/23 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

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