the Jesus Lizard announce RACK

the Jesus Lizard, undeniably one of the most iconic and influential bands to emerge in the late 20th century, return with Rack, their first new album since 1998’s Blue, on Sept. 13 via Ipecac Recordings.

A preview of the 11-song album arrives today with the release of “Hide & Seek,” a track David Yow describes as “a perky ditty about a witch who can’t behave, and it’s got nearly as many hooks as a Mike Tyson fight.” An accompanying video captures the foursome of Duane Denison, Mac McNeilly, David Wm. Sims, and Yow as they recorded the “ditty” with Producer Paul Allen at Nashville’s Audio Eagle Studio.

“There are definitely some references to the past,” Denison says, in reference to the album, adding, “but it’s more as a point of departure: We don’t stay there.”

the Jesus Lizard reconvened in 2009 for a finite number of shows, and have spent the intervening years as both friends in close contact with one another, and touring bandmates. “We literally only made the record because we thought it would be fun to make the record,” Sims shares. With McNeilly highlighting the strong relationship amongst the musicians: “We are bonded by the music we make, and also by the respect we have for each other.”

Album pre-orders, which include several limited-edition vinyl variants, as well CD, digital, and cassette offerings, are available now here.

Band Photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

The band has also announced tour dates, stretching well in to 2025, with more performances to come:

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  Brudenell Social Club

January 10  Bristol, UK  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

Tickets for the newly announced shows (Oct. 31 through May 10, 2025) are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.

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