It's now seven years since Damage, the last Blues Explosion album, a hiatus during which Jon Spencer got to indulge his psychotic rockabilly side with three albums with Heavy Trash, and also pursue a few other alternative musical endeavours with the likes of Andre Williams, Solex and Cristina Martinez. It was also a period during which the original punk-blues pioneers saw their influence put to more remunerative use not just by The White Stripes but by The Black Keys as well, as stripped-back roots riffage unaccountably became one of rock's more commercially potent modes.
The Stone Roses hailed Team GB's gold medal winning athletes Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins at their intimate London show last night (August 6), calling the pair - who were both in attendance - "the real King and Queen of England".
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are set to release their first new album in eight years.
The 12 track Meat And Bone will be released on September 17 and follows 2004's Damage – which was released under the shortened name of Blues Explosion. It features 12 tracks, and will be the band's ninth LP. Scroll down to listen to the album's opening track "Black Mold".
Steve Albini, Mavis Staples and Conan O'Brien are among the guest stars in the new video for "Low Key" from Tweedy, the new project from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Click below to watch the video, which was directed by actor Nick Offerman from Parks And Recreation.
Other guest stars in the video include Melissa McCarthy, Andy Richter, Chance the Rapper and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche
The song features on the album Sukierae, a collaboration with Tweedy's son Spencer who drums on the release.
I've been playing the new Jeff Tweedy album, "Sukierae", a good deal these past few weeks - or, I should say, the new Tweedy album, since these quietly wired tracks are, strictly speaking, collaborations between the Wilco man and his eldest son, Spencer. I'm slowly beginning to think it might be the best studio album he's been involved with since "A Ghost Is Born".
Jeff Tweedy has shared a new song from his album Sukierae.
"Summer Noon"- which you can hear below - is a collaboration with the frontman's son Spencer, who drums on the release. The song features on the soundtrack to director Richard Linklater's new film Boyhood.
Jeff Tweedy has released a new song, "I'll Sing It", taken from his forthcoming album, Sukierae.
According to Glide, the album is released on September 16 through Tweedy's own dBpm Records.
Sukierae contains 20 new songs, performed by Tweedy along with his 18-year-old son, drummer Spencer.