The JSBX are excited to give long-time fans what they’ve been waiting for and new listeners what they never knew they were missing with Meat and Bone, their first studio album in eight years!
1991 was a little while back. Entering their 21st year as an esteemed band, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is still exploding. Meat and Bone is to be released in the coming weeks, and from what we gather the raw gusto that made JSBX popular in the early 90s is still alive and well in their music today. They will tell you “the blues is still #1,” and they’ll make you believers indeed. “Bag of Bones,” the first single off their latest, gives a taste of an album that seems it will beg listeners to forget the saying “they don’t make them like they used to.”
Says John Spencer: “We still have that psychic glue that allows us to create music together. Over the course of a year touring and writing new songs and recording, we rediscovered our shared history as a band. We circled the wagons, and went back to our roots. In a way this is almost like another first album.” From the sound of things, the release of this album is a great opportunity for us to experience a fresh and tasteful reminder of the evolution American Roots music has undergone. What better way than from the pioneers themselves? Long live The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion!
Meat and Bone is available for pre-order in various awesome packages; We’re keen on the “Blues Exploder Package.” It includes an original JSBX toy/instrument/pedal dubbed “The Exploder” and some other sweet gear. It looks downright awesome! Check it out. Order your copy here.