Album Premiere: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 'Meat and Bone'

Rockers end their silence with no-nonsense riffs

September 12, 2012 9:00 AM ET
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 'Meat and Bone'
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 'Meat and Bone'
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Click to listen to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Meat and Bone

It's been eight years since the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's last record and, on September 18th, they'll end that silence with their speaker-scorching new effort, Meat and Bone. You can stream the album here in its entirety before it's released on Boombox/Mom+Pop Records.

Recorded on Sly Stone's own "Riot" Flickinger console at the Key Club Studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the crunchy new LP finds Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russel Simins returning to their scuzzy blues basics with tracks like "Bag of Bones," "Danger" and the excellently-titled "Ice Cream Killer."

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