The Jesus Lizard Announce First New Album In More Than Two Decades

The Jesus Lizard Announce First New Album In More Than Two Decades

- By Ramon Gonzales

Rack, marks the first studio album since 1998's Blue and arrives 

Sept. 13 via Ipecac Recordings.

Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

Set to make their return to the stage for the first time since prior to the pandemic with an appearance at No Values Festival this weekend in Pomona, CA., Noise rock stalwarts The Jesus Lizard have announced their first album in 26 years. 

The unit of Duane Denison, Mac McNeilly, David Wm. Sims, and David Yow convene for an 11-song effort entitled Rack - the first full length studio effort since 1998's Blue and the band's introduction on Ipecac Recordings. 

As for the impetus in making their first record in a generation, the band's inspiration came from an appreciation for one another and the craft that comes together collectively. “We literally only made the record because we thought it would be fun to make the record,” Sims shares. McNeilly added, “We are bonded by the music we make, and also by the respect we have for each other.”



Set for a September 13th release date, the news of Rack is coupled with the delivery of the first single from the album in "Hide & Seek". The track is described by Yow as “a perky ditty about a witch who can’t behave, and it’s got nearly as many hooks as a Mike Tyson fight.”

In addition to the announcement of the album and the band's live return set to begin this week with their Third Man Records appearance in Nashville and their festival set at California's No Values, the band has confirmed a slate of performances that span both festival plays and headlining performances which extend well into next year.

Tickets for the newly set dates are set to go on sale starting June 7th at 10am local time. See the complete list dates and cities below. 

Rack, the first album from The Jesus Lizard lands September 13th via Ipecac Recordings. Order the album - HERE


June 6 Nashville, TN Third Man Records SOLD OUT

June 8 Pomona, CA No Values

June 9 Garden Grove, CA Garden Amp

September 7 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival

October 13 Las Vegas, NV Best Friends Forever Music Festival

October 31 Dallas, TX Longhorn Ballroom

November 1 Austin, TX TBA

December 9 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

December 11 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel

December 12 Boston, MA Roadrunner

December 13 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

December 14 Washington, DC Black Cat

December 18 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

January 7 Glasgow, UK QMU

January 8 Manchester, UK Academy 2

January 9 Leeds, UK Brudnell Social Club

January 10 Bristol, UK The Fleece

January 11 London, UK Electric Ballroom

January 12 Brighton, UK Concorde 2

January 14 Belfast, UK The Limelight

January 15 Dublin, IE Button Factory

May 2 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

May 3 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre

May 5 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

May 8 Portland, OR Revolution Hall

May 10 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre

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