L.A.‚Äôs Spain readies for the release of fifth album Sargent Place, out November 4. The band recently made a new video for ‚ÄúLove At First Sight,‚ÄĚ and MAGNET is premiering it here. The song itself is a chilled-out slow jam, and the clip that accompanies moves at an equally slow pace. In fact, the whole video is centered around time as we slowly follow the adventures of one indecisive man. [Read More...]
The principle singer and songwriter of Spain is Josh Haden, the son of jazz legend Charlie Haden, and brother to the Haden triplet sisters, Petra, Rachel and Tanya. Spain began in 1993 and released their debut album, The Blue Moods Of Spain, in 1995. In 2001, Haden took a hiatus and reformed the band in 2007. Seductive, moody, and touched by a hint of jazz and late night romanticism, the debut album set a high standard for singer-songwriters.
Sargent Place is the new album from my band Spain. We recorded it in a house on a street in the Elysian Park area of Los Angeles called Sargent Place. The house was rented by our producer Gus Seyffert. It was a very intense two weeks of recording and mixing and that‚Äôs probably why I chose the street name for the title.
The Dark Stuff Podcast #104 is a continuation of the interview with Josh Haden of the band Spain from #103. In this part of the interview, Haden talks about the second and third Spain LPs, his contractual issues with Restless Records, and the initial break-up of Spain. He then discusses his solo career, his collaborations (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Sean Lennon, DJ Shadow, Blue Man Group), and the re-formation of Spain. [Read More...]
Dark Stuff Podcast #103 features an interview with Josh Haden, best known for his work in the fantastic indie band, Spain. This interview was conducted sometime in 2008, and was then lost to the ages due to a computer crash. I recently recovered the file, and am presenting part one of the interview here. [Read More...]
With this record the comeback starts to make sense - there‚Äôs been a shift, nothing dramatic, in truth nothing much has changed, but you know how different a face can look with a different haircut even though it is the same face, Spain have had a haircut. [Read More...]
Tegelijkertijd is dit de meest verscheidene Spain-release tot op heden. Wij hoorden er bij vlagen ook de kamermuziek van Leonard Cohen of de tijdloze JJ Cale in. Pluimen die Josh Haden waarschijnlijk maar wat graag op zijn hoed zal steken. [Read More...]
Sargent Place √® un coacervo di suoni ben distinti, di chitarre mai invadenti, di basso propulsivo, ma di una spinta quasi silenziosa, antigravitazionale. Non √® un disco triste, ma un assaggio di primavera che mette fuoco ai pensieri, alle riflessioni sfruttando idee ben chiare nella testa di Josh, ospiti d‚Äôonore, ottimi musicisti e soprattutto la famiglia. [Read More...]
Nur drei Alben in 17 Karriere-Jahren bis 2012 - und seitdem drei weitere: Irgendetwas muss mit Spain-Frontmann Josh Haden passiert sein, das seine Songwriter-Musen derma√üen auf Trab gebracht hat. [Read More...]
De band was in grootse vorm en speelde de songs met volle overtuiging en emotie. Niet alleen de sterke songs maar zeker de sfeervolle zang van Haden maken hier het absolute verschil. De extra bijdragen van Josh‚Äô zussen in songs als (The) Only One en vooral Spiritual zijn een zeer rijke aanvulling. Niet alleen de gloedvolle vocalen in die songs maar zeker ook de viool van Petra en de cello van Tanya maken een song als Walked On The Water nog veel mooier dan het origineel. The Morning Becomes Eclectic Sessions is daarmee een mooie aanwinst op het rijke oeuvre van de band. [Read More...]