Spencer sings the hits album cover

Spencer Sings The Hits Album Cover

Ahead of the release of his debut solo album and forthcoming EU headline dates and tour with The Melvins, Jon Spencer, the NYC underground-rock legend of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, returns with a video for new single ‘I Got The Hits’ that delves into the darkest corners of America. The film finds Spencer immobilised and horizontal, helpless to move as life and sinister creatures pass him by, all set to a high-energy rock n’ roll beat.

“Over the past year I kept seeing wonderful and strange music videos that had one thing in common: all were directed by an Alex Italics,” explains Spencer. “I determined to track down this young auteur with the aim of getting a similar cinematic sensation for my new album ‘Spencer Sings The Hits!’. Alex turned out to be a mild-mannered young man from Tucson Arizona living in Southern California. I gave him a free hand to pick the song and devise a treatment. The result is the scary slice-of-life that you can now see for yourself.”

“I love the creepy contrast with the song’s punk abandon,” continues Jon. “We filmed at a rented house in Santa Ana. At the end of each day, after the nearby nightly Disneyland fireworks had faded and the cast and crew had left, I would sleep in a bunk bed in the child’s bedroom. Turns out doing an entire video laying on the floor is harder than it looks!”

The result is a foreboding, bleak two-and-half-minutes of terrifying visuals. Or, as director Alex Italic states “nothin’ says ‘rock and roll’ like suburban angst, existential dread, and shadowy figures!”

The debut album ‘Spencer Sings The Hits!’ will be released November 2nd on In The Red Records.  Pulsing with energy, clanging with excitement, and dripping with radioactive soul and raw emotion, Jon Spencer opens up his heart like never before, exploring man’s modern condition with caustic guitars and outerworld crooning.


Jon Spencer 2018 UK Live Dates:


Tue 23 – 02 Academy 2 – Birmingham ^
Wed 24 – Waterfront – Norwich ^
Thu 25 – Y Plas – Cardiff ^
Fri 26 – Stylus – Leeds ^
Sat 27 – Broadcast – Glasgow
Sun 28 – Academy 2 – Manchester ^
Mon 29 – Concorde 2 – Brighton ^
Tue 30 Koko – London ^


Thu 1 – Exchange – Bristol
Fri 2 – Rough Trade East – London
Sat 3 – Cluny 2 – Newcastle
Sun 4- Bodega – Nottingham

^ with The Melvins


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