The Jim Jones Revue return to the US/Canada this Saturday, after a triumphant two week tour of the North East in January, which included a sold out New Year's Eve performance at Bowery Electric. The West Coast dates begin April 21st in Vancouver and to coincide with this, the band released the (previously unavailable in the US/ Canada) single, 'Collision Boogie' (b/w another new track, 'Mind Field'), on April 8th, available through ITunes from Punk Rock Blues Records.
The song continues the journey of sonic exploration that The JJR embarked on on their critically acclaimed album 'The Savage Heart'; this time starting in Jamaica and ending up in New Orleans……Jim Jones explains: "Collision Boogie is a sort of personal user's guide to some of the things that you might come crashing into in life. It was originally inspired from hearing a Jamaican dancehall track blaring out of a car in East London; but by the time we had an arrangement together, it ended up with more of a New Orleans flavor."
Watch the video for 'Collision Boogie' here:
Both tracks were produced and mixed by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), recorded at The Chapel in Lincolnshire and mixed at Edwyn Collins’s West Heath Yard Studios in London. The video was directed by the late Roger Pomphrey, ('Who The Fuck is Pete Doherty?'), and shot on location in London, the video revolves around a 'New Orleans Voodoo Dancehall' party the band threw, with a cast made up of various friends, associates and accomplices in an East-meets-West London showdown.
Notorious for their frenzied, no-holds-barred, high-energy shows, the Jim Jones Revue are regarded as one of the best live acts on the planet.
4/19 - New York City, NY - Marlin Room/Webster Hall (Paul Pope ESCAPO Book Launch)
4/21 - Vancouver BC - Wise Hall
4/22 - Seattle WA - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
4/23 - Portland OR - Dante’s
4/24 - San Francisco CA - The Chapel
4/25 - San Jose CA - Blank Club
4/26 - Hollywood CA - Viper Room
4/27 - San Diego CA - Soda Bar
"Piano-pounding 1950s rock ’n’ roll with everything turned up to 11....executed with rowdy abandon and proud distortion" New York Times
'THE SAVAGE HEART' ALBUM IS AVAILABLE THROUGH ITUNES/PUNK ROCK BLUES RECORDS