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Jon Spencer sings the hits on debut solo album

By | Published on Thursday 26 July 2018

Jon Spencer

Jon Spencer (now without his Blues Explosion) has announced details of his debut solo album, ‘Spencer Sings The Hits!’ It’s set for release in November, following UK shows supporting Melvins.

Spencer worked with bassist Sam Coomes and drummer M Sord in Michigan late last year, before completing the recordings on his own this year. “I had to rush back East to be with family [after the initial sessions]”, he explains. “But we accomplished enough – got basics down for all songs. I went back to Michigan – solo – in January to overdub and mix”.

“In general, throughout the project, I tried not to overthink anything and instead just kept pushing forward, trusting in my instincts”, he goes on. “I figured that I had already spent months and years thinking about this record and these songs”.

While announcing the album, Spencer also released new single ‘Do The Trash Can’, which features some unusual percussion. “Nothing like digging the gas tank from an old Chevy out of a Michigan junkyard snow bank in January”, says Spencer. “The junkyard owner kept asking me if the metal was for a school project, but as a bluegrass player he could understand the possible use for a recording session”.

Watch the video for ‘Do The Trash Can’ here: