For the first time in 16 years, New York City based band Boss Hog will release new music. Their four song EP, Brood Star, is set for release on July 1 by In the Red Records. Husband and wife duo Jon Spencer (guitar) and Cristina Martinez (vocals) have also shared a single from that EP called “Wichita Grey”. Listen to it below.
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Besides just the EP, the band announced that their fourth full-length album, Brood X, will be coming soon. They also announced a series of live shows coming up this July following the release of the EP.
The punk blues band has been around for 27 years, releasing music sporadically. During their career, the band has seen personnel changes and many side projects. Spencer has been in other groups as well including Pussy Galore and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, both of which co-existed with Boss Hog. In 2008 the band performed some reunion gigs, but did not release new tracks at the time. Brood Star will give fans a chance to see what the group has had in the works for some time.
Boss Hog 2016 tour dates
07/11: Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
07/12: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
07/13: Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall Lounge
07/14: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
07/15: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (In the Red 25th Anniversary)
07/16: San Diego, CA – Casbah