Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Spencer Gets It Lit!
JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS INVITE YOU TO TAKE A TRIP TO WORM TOWN!
‘SPENCER GETS IT LIT!’ ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 1ST ON BRONZERAT RECORDS
Taken from the forthcoming hit record album – SPENCER GETS IT LIT! – Worm Town is a cautionary tale told with swagger and strut.
“Twinkle twinkle little star, tried to run but I didn’t get far,” croons Spencer, spinning his story over funky industrial percussion, chicken-scratch guitar, and interplanetary synths. Worm Town is a truly electric funeral, a futuristic fable for the 21st Centry and beyond.
In a place truly out of time and space, the video – made long distance using the most modern computer and satellite technologies – sees Spencer and the HITmakers caught in a vicious time loop, heading for moral reckoning and an almost certain demise.
Spencer explains, “You can have all the money in the world, luxury yachts, oil wells, and command an army, but when your time is up – none of that will matter – you got to go. And what you reap, you gonna sow”
Spencer Gets It Lit is classic Jon Spencer taken to the extremis – electro-boogie, constructivist art pop, a psychedelic swamp of industrial sleaze and futurist elegance. It is an epic master work of freak beat from the world’s weirdest garage. Across brain-boggling layers of fury, fuzz guitar, and a crash-bang battery of phaser blasts, photon torpedoes, and otherworldly zounds, he frantically spits, croons, rhapsodizes, and seduces. Spencer Gets It Lit is his most complex and groovy record in years, a dark, danceable odyssey – both a studied take-down of the early 21st century, and a celebration of the place where electricity meets the mind.
Thirteen wicked hot songs of love, loss, lust, life — from the Farfisa-fueled,warped psycho -punk rave-up of “Junk Man,” to the intimate lover’s plea of “My Hit Parade,” to the outer-space end-of-days country funk of “Worm Town,” Spencer Gets It Lit delivers all of the friction, excitement, and post-modern depravity one could ever ask for!
Says Spencer, “Send out the Hit Signal! This is the most uncompromising album I’ve ever made!”
Joining the HITmakers on the tour will be Janet Weiss! (Sleater Kinney, Wild Flag, The Jicks, Quasi, etc). Spencer says, “As a long-time fan of her wicked drumming style, I am so very excited to have this opportunity to play with Janet!”
Every show will be opened by a full set from Janet and HITmaker Sam Coomes championship tag-team, Quasi!
Guaranteed to be a tour for the ages!!!
True heroes of the underground!
Freak forces combined and multiplied in this indie-rock dream bill!
17/06 DIKSMUIDE (B) 4AD
18/06 NIJMEGEN – KIDS ‘N’ BILLIES FESTIVAL
19/06 IZEL (B) FETE DE LA MUSIQUE IZEL
21/06 MAASTRICHT MUSIKGIETERIJ
22/06 UTRECHT DE HELLING
23/06 LESSINES (B) CC RENE MAGRITTE
24/06 SINT NIKLAAS (B) De Casino – Concertzaal
25/06 HAARLEM – PATRONAAT KLIKO FEST
26/06 ROTTERDAM ROTOWN
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JON SPENCER & the HITmakers
‘SPENCER GETS IT LIT!’
Bob Bert – trash, Sam Coomes – synth & vocal, M. Sord – drum, Jon Spencer – vocal & guitar
Produced by Bill Skibbe & Jon Spencer at Key Club Recording Co., Benton Harbor, MI, July – August 2021.
01. Junk Man
02. Get It Right Now
03. Death Ray
04. The Worst Facts
05. Primary Baby
06. Worm Town
08. Layabout Trap
09. Push Comes To Shove
10. My Hit Parade
11. Rotting Money
12. Strike 3
13. Get Up & Do It
14. Germ Vs. Jerk*
15. The Devil’s Ice Age*
*Tracks 14 & 15 are CD only