Spain The Band To Appear On Record Store Day 2014 Compilation

From the official Omnivore Recordings press release:

Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances


RecordStoreDay


Previously unissued performances by Jon Auer (Posies/Big Star), Rhett Miller (Old 97's),
Sam Phillips, and spoken word selections by Van Dyke Parks! Pressed on translucent
green vinyl with download card!


The Live From High Fidelity podcast started out when two overly chatty vinyl obsessives (former A&R man and current music publisher Tom DeSavia and musician/arranger Eric Gorfain) were spurred on by their mutual friend, singer Sam Phillips, to record themselves talking about their recent finds, wish lists, and more. They decided to record the shows live in L.A.’s High Fidelity Records. Friends and musicians began to stop by. After a few shows, musical performances from those guests were added to the festivities—with Gorfain accompanying on violin. (Outside of the podcast, Gorfain has played with everyone from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Ray Charles, and many more!) Suddenly, there was a following . . .

While the popular podcasts are available in their entirety for free download via iTunes, the musical segments have never been available separately. Until now.

Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances features 14 live performances from 9 guests. As is fitting for a podcast that celebrates records, this release will be on translucent green vinyl (with download card).

Included in the set are two songs each from Rhett Miller (Old 97’s) and Jon Auer (Posies/Big Star). Grant-Lee Phillips, Matt Nathanson, Sam Phillips, Spain, and Gorfain’s ensemble, The Section Quartet, all contribute a track. Comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins chimes in as well, and the LP sides are bookended by spoken word pieces from Van Dyke Parks! The release features photos from the podcasts and liner notes from the hosts.

One-of-a-kind performances from a one-of-a-kind show, Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances puts the music where it belongs—on your turntable!

AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE

LP Track List:
Side 1:
1. “WONDERFUL TO BE IN A RECORD STORE” – Van Dyke Parks
2. SEE AMERICA – Grant-Lee Phillips
3. BROKEN CIRCLE – Rhett Miller
4. THIRTEEN – Jon Auer
5. KINKS SHIRT – Matt Nathanson
6. ONE KIND FAVOR – Paul F. Thompkins
7. “SIDE A & SIDE B” – Van Dyke Parks


Side 2:
1. “WAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE” – Van Dyke Parks
2. UNTITLED #1 – Josh Haden & Matt Mayhall of the band Spain
3. SIX FEET UNDER – Jon Auer
4. QUESTION – Rhett Miller
5. CAN’T SEE STRAIGHT – Sam Phillips
6. JUICEBOX – The Section Quartet
6. “I KNEW IT WOULD END LIKE THIS” – Van Dyke Parks

Includes download card.


Spain The Band Confirmed As SXSW 2014 Showcasing Artist

SXSW has announced on their website that Spain is one of the Round Three showcasing artists for the music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas, March 11-16 2014. Stay tuned for more details.

Spain Announces Pledge Campaign For New Album

Spain Announces Pledge Campaign For New Album

The band Spain are working on a new album, produced by studio genius Gus Seyffert (of The Black Keys, Beck, and Norah Jones bands). Darrell Thorp (Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Atoms for Peace) is mixing the record. The band just posted a video announcing a Pledge campaign to help raise money to get the album off the ground.  Please take a minute to check out the fantastic exclusive packages they are offering to pledgers, which include autographed CDs, posters, shirts, music lessons, tarot readings, personalized Spain songs written for you, even house concerts and Skype concerts!  

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/spain

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/spain

 


Updated Nov. 2013 EU Tour Schedule

The band Spain has added and changed some shows to their November 2013 tour schedule. The updated schedule is:

07.11.13 - UK-London, The Water Rats
08.11.13 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix Club
09.11.13 - BE-Diest, Cultuurcentrum
10.11.13 - FR-Paris, La Flêche d'Or
12.11.13 - ES-Barcelona, CAT
13.11.13 - ES-Madrid, American Autumn
14.11.13 - ES-Valencia, Ram Club
15.11.13 - ES-Zaragoza, C.C. Delicias
16.11.13 - ES-Santiago de Compostela, Casa Crechas
17.11.13 - PT-Lisboa, Misty Fest at Cinema S. Jorge
18.11.13 - PT-Porto, Misty Fest at Casa da Musica
20.11.13 - IT-Milano, Circolo Magnolia
21.11.13 - CH-Zürich, Viadukt Bogen F
22.11.13 - DE-Schorndorf, Manufaktur
23.11.13 - CH-Thun, Cafe Bar Mokka 
24.11.13 - DE-Düsseldorf, FFT

Buy "Blue Moods" On Vinyl For Cheap (Until Sept. 22)

Our friends at Omnivore Recordings are having a huge discount sale - if you've been wanting to buy the first three Spain albums on limited-edition vinyl but holding out because of the price, you should buy them now. "Blue Moods Of Spain" is $15, "She Haunts My Dreams" and "I Believe" are only $10 each. There's lots of other great discounted music too. Sale ends Sunday, Sept. 22, so hurry! Just click on the link. http://omnivorerecordings.com

Spain The Band European Tour 2013 Dates Announced

The band Spain will be touring Europe in support of their live "KCRW Session" album (Glitterhouse).

The dates are:

07.11.13 - UK-London, The Water Rats
08.11.13 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix Club
09.11.13 - BE-Diest, Cultuurcentrum
10.11.13 - FR-Paris, La Flêche d'Or
12.11.13 - ES-Barcelona, Estrella Damm
13.11.13 - ES-Madrid, American Autumn
14.11.13 - ES-Valencia, Ram Club
17.11.13 - PT-Lisboa, Misty Fest at Cinema S. Jorge
18.11.13 - PT-Porto, Misty Fest at Casa da Musica
20.11.13 - IT-Milano, Circolo Magnolia
21.11.13 - CH-Zürich, Viadukt Bogen F
22.11.13 - DE-Schorndorf, Manufaktur
23.11.13 - CH-Thun, Cafe Bar Mokka

24.11.13 - DE-Düsseldorf, FFT

The Band Spain To Release "The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session".

"The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session", a live recording of the band Spain's Oct. 4, 2012 session on KCRW's acclaimed and influential radio show, is being released in the European Union by Glitterhouse Records on Oct. 7, 2013, with a U.S. release to be announced soon. More information.

Spain The Band SXSW 2013 Showcase Confirmed

The date and venue for Spain's SXSW 2013 showcase has been confirmed. This is the first SXSW appearance for the band, and is one of the band's first U.S. shows outside Los Angeles since their 2001 west coast tour. The info is:

Spain

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013 Tuscson Music Factory Showcase

Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin Texas (512) 649-1253

Also appearing will be Marianne Dissard, Fredda, Sammy Decoster, Transcription Of Organ Music, and Naim Amor.

The Spain facebook event page is here. The Tucson Music Factory facebook event page is here. For more info visit the SXSW website.

 

Spain performance & interview on Radio Duyster

During their December 2012 European tour Spain stopped into Studio Brussel's Duyster radio show for a performance and interview. Video and audio can be found here.

Photo & Video Collection From Spain's Nov./Dec. 2012 European Tour

Josh's exciting photo & video collection from Spain's Nov./Dec. 2012 European tour can be found on his Flickr page

The Band Spain To Perform At SXSW 2013

The band Spain has announced it will be performing at SXSW 2013 March 12-17 as part of the Tucson Music Factory's official label showcase. Spain, perhaps best known for their 1995 debut album "The Blue Moods Of Spain", and for their song "Spiritual" (which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Cash and a host of others), are promoting their latest album and first in over ten years, "The Soul Of Spain". Detailed info will be available soon. The band's official website can be found at http://www.spaintheband.com. The SXSW website is here.

Spain European Tour Nov./Dec. 2012

Two new dates have been added to the band Spain's Nov./Dec. 2012 European Tour. The updated schedule is:

ALL SHOWS
21.11.12 - DE_Münster, Gleis 22
22.11.12 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 2
23.11.12 - FR-Paris, BBMix Festival
24.11.12 - FR-Rouen, Le 106
25.11.12 - FR-Laval, Le 6x4
27.11.12 - FR-Clermont-Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai
28.11.12 - FR-Coustellet, La Gare
29.11.12 - IT-Milano, Teatro dal Verme
30.11.12 - CH-Vernier, Paroisse de l'Epiphanie
01.12.12 - DE-Geislingen, Rätschenmühle
02.12.12 - DE-Berlin, Heimathafen
03.12.12 - DE-Dresden, Beatpol
04.12.12 - DE-Leipzig, Werk2
05.12.12 - DE-Hamburg, Indra
06.12.12 - BE-Gent, Handelsbeurs
07.12.12 - BE-Hasselt, Cultuurcentrum
09.12.12 - CH-Bern, Dachstock
10.12.12 - DE-Freiburg, Cafe Atlantik
11.12.12 - CH-Zürich, Rote Fabrik (Ziegel oh Lac)
12.12.12 - AT-Wien, Chelsea
13.12.12 - IT-Spilimbergo, Teatro Miotto
14.12.12 - IT-Longiano, Teatro Petrella
15.12.12 - IT-Torino, Maison Musique
16.12.12 - DE-Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
17.12.12 - DE-Köln, Stadtgarten

New Solo Album From The Band Spain's Josh Haden Out Now

Dead Sea Scrolls, the new solo album by the band Spain bassist & vocalist Josh Haden, was released today exclusively via BandCamp.

Dead Sea Scrolls is the follow-up to Josh Haden's 2006 Dan The Automator-produced debut solo album DevotedDead Sea Scrolls is quite a change from Devoted, however, using lo-fi treated, religious-themed vocals, warbly bass guitar tones and neo-apocalyptic sound effects in place of drum loops and neo-soul crooning.

A 2013 solo tour as Dead Sea Scrolls is being planned.

The album is available for purchase from the Dead Sea Scrolls BandCamp page.

The Band Spain KCRW MBE Performance To Air 4 October 2012

On 6 September 2012 the band Spain taped an exclusive performance at KCRW in Los Angeles, CA., for KCRW's daily morning music show Morning Becomes Eclectic. Joining the band for three songs were the Haden Triplets (Rachel, Petra, and Tanya), and following the performance was an interview with KCRW DJ Raul Campos. The performance will air on Thursday, 4 October 2012 on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 9am PST. The show can be streamed live on KCRW's website.

The Band Spain Announce Nov./Dec. 2012 European Tour

The complete schedule for the band Spain’s Nov./Dec. European tour has been announced:

21.11.12 - DE_Münster, Gleis 22

22.11.12 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 2

23.11.12 - FR-Paris, BBMix Festival

24.11.12 - FR-Rouen, Le 106

25.11.12 - FR-Laval, Le 6x4

27.11.12 - FR-Clermont-Ferrand, La Cooperative de May

28.11.12 - FR-Coustellet, La Gare

29.11.12 - IT-Milano, Teatro dal Verme

30.11.12 - CH-Vernier, Paroisse de l'Epiphanie (church)

01.12.12 - DE-Geislingen, Rätschenmühle

02.12.12 - DE-Berlin, Heimathafen

03.12.12 - DE-Dresden, Beatpol

04.12.12 - DE-Leipzig, Werk2

05.12.12 - DE-Hamburg, Indra

06.12.12 - BE-Gent, Handelsbeurs

07.12.12 - BE-Hasselt, Cultuurcentrum

09.12.12 - CH-Bern, Dachstock

10.12.12 - DE-Freiburg, Cafe Atlantik

11.12.12 - CH-Zürich, Rote Fabrik (Ziegel oh Lac)

12.12.12 - AT-Wien, Chelsea

15.12.12 - IT-Torino, Maison Musique

16.12.12 - DE-Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof

17.12.12 - DE-Köln, Stadtgarten

The tour was booked by Chris Burr at Hotellounge.

Pre-Order Classic Spain Albums on Vinyl Today

On August 28, 2012, Omnivore Recordings will be releasing the band Spain's acclaimed debut album The Blue Moods Of Spain (1995), along with She Haunts My Dreams (1999), and I Believe (2001) on vinyl for the first time ever.

For pre-order info, including a special bundle rate for purchasing all three albums at once, visit the Omnivore Shop.

Omnivore Recordings To Release The Band Spain's 1990s and 2001 Albums On Vinyl For First Time Ever

OMNIVORE RECORDINGS TO RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION PRESSINGS OF

SPAIN’S THREE CRITICALLY LAUDED ALBUMS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL!

REISSUES FEATURE THE GROUP’S CLASSIC DEBUT THE BLUE MOODS OF SPAIN,

FOLLOW UP SHE HAUNTS MY DREAMS, AND I BELIEVE – AVAILABLE AUGUST 28

SPAIN ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

AT THE BOOTLEG BAR IN LOS ANGELES ON AUGUST 28

REUNITING JOSH, PETRA, TANYA AND RACHEL HADEN

ALONGSIDE SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

MIKE WATT + THE MISSING MEN TO OPEN!

Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2012 – Omnivore Recordings has announced they will release the classic 1995 debut album from Spain The Blue Moods Of Spain, 1999 follow up release She Haunts My Dreams, and 2001s third full-length album I Believe all for the first time on vinyl, available in stores and online August 28. The special LP-only reissue releases of Spain’s three studio albums will be available as a limited edition first run on 180-gram colored vinyl, with an edition total of 1,000 copies per album. The Blue Moods Of Spain, a 2LP set featuring a rare b-side as a bonus track, will be issued on translucent blue vinyl; She Haunts My Dreams on clear vinyl; and I Believe on translucent orange vinyl. Once the limited-edition 180-gram colored vinyl sells out, all three albums will be available as an open edition LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. A musical endeavor long overdue, and fully realized for the first time, experience Spain as it was meant to be heard – on vinyl!

Spain, the musical brainchild of Josh Haden, released three universally lauded and groundbreaking albums during the late 1990s into the early 2000s, touring across the U.S., Europe and Australia. The group featured Josh alongside his sisters Tanya Haden (Silversun Pickups), Petra Haden (Beck, The Decemberists), and drummer Joey Waronker (R.E.M., Beck, Smashing Pumpkins) among other world-class players.

To celebrate the release, Spain has announced a special album release party on August 28 at the Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles, reuniting Josh, Petra, Tanya and Rachel Haden performing alongside a slate of special guests. Mike Watt + The Missing Men have been confirmed to open the show.

Creating near-melancholic, dreamy atmospheric melodies, Spain’s sound reflected jazz and pop influences, while decidedly staking their claim as a compelling rock band. The band’s sound and moody arrangements began to expand over time from their intimate debut to the more upbeat and rootsy I Believe, before disbanding after its release in 2001.

Collaborators aside, Spain is about Josh creating three amazing albums that may very well have slipped through the populous cracks the first time they were released. Prepare yourself for what you might have missed or relive how you thought it should be.

"I'm very proud and grateful that Omnivore after all these years is releasing the first three Spain albums on vinyl,” said Josh Haden. “The quiet spaces and high fidelity of ‘Blue Moods’ particularly lends itself to a vinyl experience. The recording of those albums came at a very innocent and spontaneous period of my life; it was an amazing musical era for me, and I'm glad it can be shared again."

Recently, Josh regrouped and released Spain’s first studio album in over a decade titled The Soul of Spain, touring Europe in support.

Spain: The Blue Moods of Spain 2LP track listing:

1,000 copy limited edition LP on 180-gram translucent blue vinyl, open edition on 180-gram black vinyl

Side one: Side two:

  1. It’s So True 1) Untitled #1
  2. Ten Nights 2) Her Used-To-Been
  3. Dreaming Of Love 3) Ray Of Light

Side three: Side four:

  1. World Of Blue 1) I Lied

2) Spiritual

3) Phone Machine*

* bonus track

Spain: She Haunts My Dreams LP track listing:

1,000 copy limited edition LP on 180-gram clear vinyl, open edition on 180-gram black vinyl

Side one: Side two:

  1. I’m Leaving You 1) Bad Woman Blues
  2. It’s All Over 2) Nobody Has To Know
  3. Before It All Went Wrong 3) Every Time I Try
  4. Hoped And Prayed 4) Our Love Is Gonna Live Forever
  5. Waiting For You To Come
  6. Easy Lover

Spain: I Believe LP track listing:

1,000 copy limited edition LP on 180-gram translucent orange vinyl, open edition on 180-gram black vinyl

Side one: Side two:

  1. She Haunts My Dreams 1) Make Your Body Move
  2. Born To Love Her 2) I Believe
  3. You Were Meant For Me 3) Oh That Feeling
  4. Do You See The Light 4) If We Kissed
  5. Mary 5) Long Time Ago

About Omnivore Recordings:

Founded in 2010 by longtime, highly respected industry veterans Cheryl Pawelski, Greg Allen, Dutch Cramblitt, and Brad Rosenberger, Omnivore Recordings’ vision is to preserve the legacies and music created by historical, heritage, and catalog artists while also releasing previously unissued, newly found “lost” recordings and making them available for music-loving audiences to discover. Omnivore Recordings is distributed by EMI.

Omnivore Recordings official website: http://omnivorerecordings.com/

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New Album From The Band Spain Now Available From iTunes

The band Spain's new album, "The Soul Of Spain", is now available in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America (including Brazil) from iTunes. The U.S. link is here.

New Song From The Band Spain To Be KCRW's Top Tune May 10, 2012

 

"Walked On The Water", a track from the band Spain's new album, The Soul Of Spain, will be featured as KCRW's Today's Top Tune on May 10, 2012. Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Each song will be available for download and podcast. For more info visit Today's Top Tune. For more info on The Soul Of Spain visit Spain's homepage.

 

Soul Of Spain U.S. Release Date

 

The band Spain's brand new album, "The Soul Of Spain", will be released in the U.S. on May 8, 2012, initially on iTunes exclusively, with a physical release to follow.

Featuring founding member and bassist/vocalist Josh Haden, lead guitarist Daniel Brummel, keyboardist/guitarist Randy Kirk, drummer Matt Mayhall, co-production with Billy Burke (Ozma), vocal/cello/violin appearances by the Haden Triplets (Rachel, Petra, and Tanya) and Light FM's Ihui Wu, cover photography by Dave Naz, and featuring cover model Oriana Small (aka former adult film actress Ashley Blue), the album took two years to complete and marks the band's first album of new material in over ten years.

It will be released concurrently in Europe via Glitterhouse Records.

All requests outside Europe for promos should be directed to diamondsoulinfo@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Soul Of Spain European Release Date

The Soul Of Spain, the band Spain's first full-length album of new material in over ten years, will be released in Europe May 11, 2012 on Glitterhouse Records. See the Glitterhouse press page for more info.

Josh Haden Releases New Song Download For Free

Spain frontman Josh Haden has released a new song for free via Bandcamp. Download "In My Soul" here.

Spain Songs From iTunes For Only .69¢

Much ado is being made of iTunes' current .69¢ sale. Well, several songs from the Spain oeuvre can be purchased for .69¢ already, and have been for a long time. Is there a secret symbolism here? We don't know for sure. But the songs can be purchased, quite cheaply, from herehere, and here.

"Blue Moods Of Spain: A History, Pt. 2" Available Now

"Blue Moods of Spain: A History, Pt. 2" is now available exclusively from Bandcamp. Nine previously unreleased tracks recorded prior to 1995's landmark "Blue Moods Of Spain" album by the band Spain. Includes the original studio version of signature tune "World Of Blue" featuring Petra Haden on violin, and the original demo version of "Untitled #1", in addition to seven other rare tracks. Attached is an exclusive-to-Bandcamp 20-page pdf file with liner notes written by Josh Haden, over 25 archival photos, vintage flyers, and album credits. The pdf file is not available with this album from any other digital music retailer. The link is http://spaintheband.bandcamp.com/album/blue-moods-of-spain-a-history-pt-2.

The Band Spain To Perform At Culture Collide 2011

The band Spain has been slated to perform at the 2011 Culture Collide Festival, the annual international musical gathering in Los Angeles curated by Filter Magazine. This year's edition takes place over five days in October and also includes artists such as CSS (Brazil), Lindstrøm (Norway), Liam Finn (New Zealand), Isobel Campbell (Scotland), and many others. For full line-up and more info check out the official Culture Collide website.