SPENCER’S GOT THE HITS!
JON SPENCER has unveiled a video for the lead track from his debut solo album.
As previously announced Spencer Sings The Hits! is set for release on 2 November through In The Red Records.
The video for ‘I Got The Hits’ is the work of young Arizona director Alex Italics. Says Spencer, “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. 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!”
Spencer will be touring Europe in the UK over the next couple of months, both headlining and as special guests to THE MELVINS. Full dates are….
October – with The Melvins unless noted
19 Eindhoven(NL) Café’ Wilhelmina (TICKETS) HEADLINE SHOW
20 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat (TICKETS)
21 Kortruk (BE) De Kreun (TICKETS)
23 Birmingham 02 Academy 2 (TICKETS)
24 Norwich Waterfront (TICKETS)
25 Cardiff Y Plas (TICKETS)
26 Leeds Stylus (TICKETS)
27 Glasgow Broadcast (TICKETS) HEADLINE SHOW
28 Manchester Academy 2 (TICKETS)
29 Brighton Concorde 2 (TICKETS)
30 London Koko (TICKETS)
November – Jon Spencer headline dates
1 Bristol Exchange (TICKETS)
2 London Rough Trade East
3 Newcastle Cluny 2 (TICKETS)
4 Nottingham Bodega (TICKETS)
5 Arlon (BE) L’ entropot (TICKETS)
6 Brussels (BE) Botanique (TICKETS)
7 Muenster (DE) Gleis 22 (TICKETS)
8 Koln (DE) Helios (TICKETS)