JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS - Spencer Gets It Lit (+ Bonus Tracks)

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Label: Bronzerat SKU: 02130 Catalogue ID: BR65CD Format: CD
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JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS - Spencer Gets It Lit (+ Bonus Tracks)

JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS - Spencer Gets It Lit (+ Bonus Tracks)

€12.99

 

CD - Includes CD exclusive Bonus Tracks.

The indelible Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Pussy Galore, Heavy Trash etc) is back with JON SPENCER & the HITmakers. The forthcoming long-layer SPENCER GETS IT LIT is out April 1st on Bronzerat Records.

Spencer Gets It Lit delivers friction, excitement, and post-modern depravity in a gonzo retaliation against idiocy that is as good a balm for our collective PTSD as any. Across layers of big beats, fuzz guitar, and fat synths he spits, croons, rhapsodises, and seduces. Spencer Gets It Lit is his most complex, groovy, and fun record in years; a dark and danceable odyssey – both a studied take-down of the early 21st century, and a celebration of the place where electricity meets the mind.

The Worst Facts’ has the HITmakers chanting “It’s called a fact!” over a uniquely Spencer lesson in humility. ‘Strike 3’ has Spencer exchange anxieties with HITmaker (and one half of Quasi) Sam Coomes (Jon: “This world! Make me feel bad!”, Sam: “I’m grindin’ my teeth! Grindin’ ’em out!” ) before they jointly erupt into the chorus of “Hot dogs! Baseball!…We’re gonna die!!”. Forthcoming single ‘Worm Town’ (with its gambit “Twinkle twinkle little star, tried to run but didn’t get far”) is country-synth-funk that you didn’t know you needed til you needed it.

In ‘Get It Right Now’, Spencer mixes hitmaking with troublemaking, calling out Zuckerberg, Bezos, and, er, Jagger (“You got nothin’ on me!!”). Spencer Gets It Lit is classic Jon Spencer taken to the extremis – electro-boogie, constructivist art pop, a cocktail of industrial sleaze and futurist elegance.

Says Spencer, “Send out the Hit Signal! This is the most uncompromising album I’ve ever made!”

Tracklisting:

1. Junk Man
2. Get It Right Now
3. Death Ray
4. The Worst Facts
5. Primary Baby
6. Worm Town
7. Bruise
8. Layabout Trap
9. Push Comes To
Shove
10. My Hit Parade
11. Rotting Money
12. Strike 3
13. Get Up & Do It

Bonus CD tracks:
14. Germ Vs. Jerk
15. The Devil’s Ice Age