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Premiere: Parasite Aliens Take Over In Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s ‘Rock Box’ Video

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have always felt like a perceptibly New York-based band, experimenting with the blues by throwing hip-hop, funk, soul and whatever else the cultural tides have happened to wash ashore since 1991 when the band was first getting started. And by extension of being a New York band, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have always been freaky.

And what is freakier than a The Thing-style music video in which parasitic aliens invade earth and destroy humanity by latching onto people’s spines and turning them into a brand new kind of walking dead? (If you said Jeff Goldblum watching you poop, then you’re not wrong, but just roll with me here.) That John Carpenter indebted alien-zombie apocalypse is the premise behind the brand-new video for “Rock Box” from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s tenth album, Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Part 2015. As the trio kick, bite, and scratch through this two minute burner, the alien slug worm propels the remaining denizens of Hollywood toward fiery madness. I’d like to think the epidemic hit the west coast first and that the band is going out with a bang in their home city.

If you count yourself among the many Blues Explosion fans, be sure to catch the group on their upcoming North American tour:

04-08 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
04-09 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04-10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04-11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04-12 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
04-15 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
04-16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
04-17 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
04-18 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04-19 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
04-20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
04-21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
04-23 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04-24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04-25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

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