Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer/Matt Verta-Ray) Continue on the Road

On their third full-length record, Midnight Soul Serenade, American rock’n’roll revolutionaries Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray) continue their journey, delivering a stunning portrait of love and devotion gone good, gone wrong, and just gone, gone, gone.

Recorded at NY HED Studios in the Lower East Side and Toe Rag in London, Mssrs. Spencer and Verta-Ray are joined by an all-star team featuring New York roots-rock champion Simon Chardiet (Simon & the Bar Sinisters, James Chance, Joey Miserable & the Worms, Bo Diddley) on double bass, Sam Baker (Lambchop) on drums, and numerous guests, including Danish rockers PowerSolo, piano ace Mickey Finn (who has also held down that job for Motown legends The Miracles and Barrett Strong), Daniel Collas (The Phenomenal Handclap Band) on organ, and Tennessee sweethearts Those Darlins. Additional mixing was done with Scott Harding (New Kingdom) and Alap Momin (Dalek).

Midnight Soul Serenade is a slightly darker, barrel-fermented, and brilliantly matured dose of Heavy Trash. On every track Verta-Ray’s guitars pulsate, ooze, and percolate, while Spencer croons and twangs, shakes and shudders, with raw power and passion. There are more switch-blade riffs, crazy rhythms, sexual tension, and mind-blowing moments of palpable release on this record than ever before.

Heavy Trash are risk takers, rockabilly daredevils flirting with fate. As with all Heavy Trash productions, Midnight Soul Serenade embraces both the future and the past. Backed by their troupe of veteran tricksters, road dogs, blues wizards, punks, and evil geniuses, they have created a new kind of groove, a soundtrack suitable for haunted bordellos and hedonistic ho-downs. There are surprises around every corner — sounds no one else would even dare to create. Live, they are not to be missed!


April 17, 2010 - New Haven, CT - Café Nine
April 18, 2010 - Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear’s Place
April 19, 2010 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
April 20,2010 - Winooski, VT – The Monkey House
April 21, 2010 – Portland, ME - Space
April 22, 2010 – Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
April 23, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
April 24, 2010 – Hamilton, Ontario - Casbah
April 25, 2010 – London, Ontario - Call The Office
April 26, 2010 – Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
April 27, 2010 – Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe
April 28, 2010 – Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
April 29, 2010 – New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

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