D’NT – Nobility: Video

Nobility from LP01 by D’NT.

Video produced and edited by Ted Maniatakos

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9f6kGT6zA8

LP01 is available now direct from Bandcamp. White vinyl, limited to 250 copies.

Mixed by Jon Spencer at N.Y. HED Studio & Oktopus Studio, assisted by Matt Verta-Ray & Alap Momin.

nb. D’NT – The Red Door Demos is available as a free download on the same page.

Link: https://dntnyc.bandcamp.com/album/lp01

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Blackup / Brat Farrar: Split 7″ Single

There are a few copies of the Blackup / Brat Farrar split 7″ single on Red or Gold vinyl or as a package with a baseball shirt designed by Brian Walsby available direct from the Blackup bandcamp page:

https://blackup.bandcamp.com/album/blackup-brat-farrar-split-7

nb. Unique artwork is added to the 7″ sleeves upon request.

UPDATE: The standard edition is due to be available from Slice of Wax towards the end of January / early February 2018.

“We are currently finalizing two long overdue releases : the BLACKUP/Brat Farrar split 7″ and the Psycho Mutants 7”.

There will be GOLD!

Screenprinting job will be done with the help of Stephane from TROU NOIR

Two screenprinted postcard designed by Xavier Benoit will complete the bloody gold edition of the BLACKUP/Brat Farrar split. The cards are called “Satan et son fils” and “Montagne de bites” and I urge you to NOT google that last one.

We will also make a screenprinted cover for the milky gold version of the Psycho Mutants 7″.

Both these records should be officialy released by the label at the end of the month or early February. Stay in touch!” – https://www.facebook.com/sliceofwax/

The Blackup track (‘Left To Right’) was originally released on the album Ease & Delight on which Jon Spencer is credited with “some pre-production”.

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The Film Programme: Baby Driver Sound Design

Sound designer Julian Slater discusses Baby Driver on the most recent episode BBC Radio 4’s The Film Programme.

In this clip he covers the very beginning of the movie going into Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Listen to the full show on iTunes or BBC.co.uk.

Download / Stream here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l203n

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Joseph Arthur & Russell Simins: Unreleased Project

Three songs from the unreleased Joseph Arthur and Russell Simins project (from 2012/2013) were recently posted online by ‘Tiny Echoes’.

Take You Out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EguqmYqIlJg

Rough It Up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixdDU6Dyti4

I Can See You Don’t Mean It:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b91wRC0DO8

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Suicide Sally: A Tribute To Suicide & Alan Vega – The Bowery Electric, NYC

Although Jon Spencer doesn’t appear on the official listings both Gregg Foreman and JG Thirlwell have included his name in the list of guest performers in their posts about Suicide Sally: A Tribute To Suicide & Alan Vega at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York City, New York, US on 25 January 2018.

Info: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/martin-rev-ric-ocasek-eugene-hutz-more-playing-suicide-tribute-bowery-electric/

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1615197/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – New Year

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zDEIQ8Jsc

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60th GRAMMY Award Nominations feat. JSBX

The Baby Driver compilation album and Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels & Big Boi – Chase Me are nominees for the 60th GRAMMYs awards which are due to take place in New York on 28 January 2017.

GRAMMYs Site: https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/60th-grammy-awards-full-nominees-list

Chase Me is based on Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and features on the Baby Driver soundtrack album.

Official Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHShmiCxL8s

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Peach of Immortality: Nine Disc Compilation feat. Jon Spencer

Peach of Immortality – Surrealismus: Paris Prag Rockville.

Nine CD compilation on Karl Schmidt Verlag by Tom Smith featuring Jon Spencer on “Live, 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (8 December 1985)” and “Six Times Since (URA, 1985) long sequence”.

The digital version costs €39, and the physical edition will be €59 plus postage

Due to be available online here https://tomsmithksv.bandcamp.com/music

The tracks featuring Jon Spencer can be streamed in full on the bandcamp page:

Complete Performance (Live, 9​.​30 Club, Washington, DC, 8 Dec 85): https://tomsmithksv.bandcamp.com/track/902-complete-performance-live-930-club-washington-dc-8-dec-85

Six Times Since (Sequence) (Westminster Basement Session, 26 Nov 1985): https://tomsmithksv.bandcamp.com/track/504-six-times-since-sequence-westminster-basement-session-26-nov-1985

Photo Credit: “POI: 1985, recording the Six Times Since album with Jon Spencer, my then-bandmate in Pussy Galore.” – Tom Smith

“Laughing here while listening to the 9:30 performance from December 8, 1985. Those elfin twerps from Jesus and Mary Chain were so livid that they locked us out of the dressing room – as if we could have given half a shit. Really, the best intro to any show, ever – Jared slicing up his guitar case and bearing down on the strings with an electric razor, Rogelio doubling and tripling with his wah-wah cello, me manipulating Led Zep‘s “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” and Jon Spencer soloing during the breaks at several levels of fetid mania above the Reid brothers‘ capabilities. (And, unfortunately, for a minute or so, an idiot at the mixing desk bellowing into the house mic to make light of it all.) I‘m amazed we pulled it off without police interference. When we did our Mary Chain manip, holy fuck. The spittle hit the sporran!” – Tom Smith (28 December 2017)

TRACKLIST:
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Matt Pinfield vs The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (at Christmas)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSD1QFsRUFc

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Heavy Trash – Christmas in Königstein

Originally released on Heavy Trash / Powersolo – Favoritenserie no. 2 10″/CD by Rhythm Island Records (2008).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mEctFHoAyo

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“Scene of the year: Opening getaway, Baby Driver” – The A.V. Club

“The first six minutes of Baby Driver are pure bliss, neatly establishing the basic premise of Edgar Wright’s rollicking genre pastiche, while also functioning as a stand-alone blast of rubber-on-road, needle-on-vinyl movie magic. It’s a heist sequence that unfolds in real time, without dialogue, and from the perspective of Ansel Elgort’s tinnitus-afflicted getaway driver, who cues up and boogies to the garage-rock swagger of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion while his associates knock off a bank.” – avclub.com

Link: https://www.avclub.com/the-best-film-scenes-of-2017-1821177413

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XMuUVw7TOM

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D’NT – LP01: Available Now

D’NT – LP01 is available now direct from Bandcamp. White vinyl, limited to 250 copies.

Mixed by Jon Spencer at N.Y. HED Studio & Oktopus Studio, assisted by Matt Verta-Ray & Alap Momin.

nb. D’NT – The Red Door Demos is available as a free download on the same page.

Link: https://dntnyc.bandcamp.com/album/lp01

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Boss Hog / D’NT – El Cortez, Brooklyn: Saturday

Boss Hog and D’NT will be playing The Safari Room at El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206, US on 9 December 2017.

This is also the DN’T LP01 (mixed by Jon Spencer) release show.

Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/boss-hog-dnt-record-release-the-safari-room-at-el-tickets/7865035

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/144501772857656/

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Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels & Big Boy – Chase Me

Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels & Big Boi – Chase Me is nominated in the GRAMMYs Best Rap Song category this year.

The track is based on Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and features on the Baby Driver soundtrack album.

Official Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHShmiCxL8s

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Ron Ward & The Dreamlovers

Edward Bordonada has posted several photos of Ron Ward & The Dreamlovers at Room 17 Studio, Brooklyn with Jon Spencer and James Chance.

Photo: Edward Bordonada (https://www.instagram.com/edwardbordonada/)

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Mute: A Visual Document

Extract from the newly released book “Mute: A Visual Document” by Terry Burrows with Daniel Miller. This section covers the artwork of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

STUMM132 – STUMM236 / Albums Discography / 1996 – 2004 / Now I Got Worry (1996); Acme (1998); Acme-Plus (1999); Plastic Fang (2002); Damage (2004).

‘Jon always wants to push the boundaries of what you can achieve with design and packaging. Everything he wanted to do with the design and in the printing process for Now I Got Worry flew in the face of convention. The printer even said it wouldn’t work and we had to sign a waiver of responsibility for them. It did of course work and looks amazing. I learn something new from all our artists and from the fabulous creatives we get to work with on our releases. Jon never fails to blow my mind.’ Paul A. Taylor, Art Director, Mute.

MUTE271 / ‘Sweet N Sour’ / MUTE263 / ‘She Said’ / MUTE288 / ‘Shakin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Tonight’ / STUMM199 / Plastic Fang / Plastic Fang Campaign / 2002 /

Award-winning New York graphic designer Chip Kidd produced the cover for Plastic Fang and its associated singles. ‘It was a dream-come-true for me to have Chip Kidd design Plastic Fang. I had just read the Jack Cole and Plastic Man book that he had designed, loved it, and basically cold-called Chip (we had never met) to ask if he’d like to do my band’s new record… Chip’s final design so perfectly captured what I had in mind, what I was wished to articulate, and the album’s themes. Plus it was cool and clever as fuck.’ Jon Spencer.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mute-Visual-Document-Terry-Burrows/dp/0500519722

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“…meanwhile, back in the States”

Photo: Boss Hog (via https://www.instagram.com/p/BbsmV7qH9Lg/)

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Boss Hog – Drinkin’, Lechin’ & Lyin’ [2017]: Available Online

Boss Hog – Drinkin’, Lechin’ & Lyin’ (2017 tour edition with new cover art by Paul Pope) now available direct from the Shove! store:

Here: https://shoverecords.bandcamp.com/album/drinkin-lechin-lyin

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Boss Hog – Rocking Chair, Vevey: Photos

Boss HogRocking Chair, Vevey, Switzerland on 10 November 2017.

Photos by Nikita Thevoz here: https://www.rocking-chair.ch/events/boss-hog/

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Laboratory of the Self – Chamunda: Live Video

Visit Facebook.com for a video of Laboratory of the Self live at Salon 94, New York City, US on 14 November 2017.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/johnnyrossa/videos/10214271518798941/

Pledge Music Campaign: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chamunda

Samples of the music can be heard on the Facebook and the Pledge Music pages.

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