From the Archives: Heavy Trash: Midnight Soul Serenade (by Ramogens 7. October 2009)

We’re getting closer and closer to the anticipated release of Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray’s third effort as Heavy Trash on Oct. 12th. It’s entitled “Midnight Soul Serenade” and it’s a blast of a record done by two men delivering a stunning portrait of love and devotion gone good, gone wrong, and just gone, gone, gone. It was recorded at Matt’s NY HED Studios in the Lower East Side and Toe Rag in London and the guestlist is as impressive as it is long: 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, 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. And as extra cool thing our very own PowerSolo also backs Matt and Jon on two tracks.

“Midnight Soul Serenade” is a sparkling ass kicking heart ripping seriously tripping offering from Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray. You WILL dig this! Check out 2 songs from the album + an outtake on the Heavy Trash MySpace. Pre-order CD/LP here and download here.

If you think there's a long time until Monday why not check out this row of very entertaining and witty interviews done by


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