On stage and in the studio, JON SPENCER has destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon it is hard to believe that there is anything left. The trail of musical destruction in the wake of his groovy hate-fuck combo PUSSY GALORE still smolders with the stench of avant punk trash and nas ... Read More
04 February 2008 - Heavy Trash - Way Out With
Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray are back as Heavy Trash!
The new album, Going Way Out With Heavy Trash, is aptly titled as the album is a wired and wild ride that draws on fifty years of the most untamed rock'n'roll. From frantic rockabilly to explosive punk. It's a glorious mixture.
Jon and Matt recorded the album in a number of places, with a number of guests (including the Sadies and members of the Danish bands, Powersolo and Tremelo Beer Gut).
The In-Fidelity version of the album has a number of tracks not featured on overseas releases.
Aust/NZ tour dates to be announced soon!
11 March 2005 - Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray are Heavy Trash!
There is a secret place where even the best-intentioned rockabilly explorations are scarred by dirty guitars, bad dreams, and lust gone wrong...Where murder ballads rub up against filthy R&B and frantic rock'n'roll...Where country ruminations drip with echo and sadness... This is where Spencer and Verta-Ray fermented their very souls and gave birth to Heavy Trash, the perfect soundtrack for boozy all-night throw downs, pettin' parties and psychedelic fright shows. Mr. Spencer, of course, is the Shudder and Shake behind the Blues Explosion and The Most Exciting Performer in Rock'n'Roll Today. Mr. Verta-Ray chopped heads with Speedball Baby and with six razor-sharp strings he carved these songs from Raw Tombstone and committed them to tape in his basement studio in New York's Lower East Side. The result is Heavy Trash. Play it for the one you love. You cannot lose. Out on In-Fidelity April 25th