The Jesus Lizard Shares “Hide & Seek,” Announce New Album

The Jesus Lizard, undeniably one of the most iconic and influential bands to emerge in the late 20th century, return with Rack (Ipecac Recordings), their first new album since 1998’s Blue, on September 13, 2024. 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.”

The band has also announced a slate of new 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 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