Review: Spain live at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California
Haden and his colleagues came on without much fanfare and began to barely finger the strings of their gorgeous sounding instruments – the gold-strung electric bass, the vintage Gretsch, every note a delicious, warm-bottomed, thrum across the floor and into our feet, bellies and hearts. People in the aisles started leaning their heads on each other, and swaying back and forth, and holding hands.

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SPAIN AT HOTEL CAFE, LOS ANGELES, CA
Coming from a skilled family like the Haden clan, Josh set out to impress the audience with a blend of new songs, some classics and a few surprises. [Read More...]
SXSW Review: Spain, March 13, Brass House
Their jazzy-lounge type of music might not be the type of music you expect in Austin, but sometimes the best things at SXSW are the things that come unexpected. [Read More...]
SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spain, Ivan & Alyosha and More: Review and Photos
The sound...still had a lightness of jangle and an air of melancholy that seemed to matter in ways that just another showcase shouldn't. [Read More...]
So waren Spain in Köln: Eine besinnliche Ode an die Entschleunigung
Draußen tobt Weihnachtsirrsinn mit bunten Lichterketten und Rostbratwürsten, drinnen lauschen ein paar wenige Junge und deutlich mehr Ältere andächtig der Zugabe: „ Jesus, Jesus, all my troubles, all my pain, will leave me once again“ („Spiritualized“). Ja, ein Kreis schließt sich und Weihnachten steht vor der Tür! [Read More...]
Spain – La Gare Du Coustellet
Leader très timide, Josh Haden préfère chanter en fermant les yeux, afin d’éviter d’être pris de panique face au public et de garder ainsi sa concentration. Ici, au Coustellet, le public était en osmose avec les vibrations hypnotiques des cordes, de cette musique intemporelle, qui ne s’inscrit pas dans la mouvance actuelle, où le dépouillement et la lenteur, romantique et obsédant, perdurent intacts et d’une pureté extrême. [Read More...]
Live Report: Spain@ Maison Musique, Rivoli (To) 15/12/12
Un’ora e mezza è il formato giusto, l’appuntamento annunciato è per l’estate prossima: sarà un piacere rivederli sul palco e porre rimedio a tutti questi anni di oblio. [Read More...]
Spain @ Longiano (FC), 14 Dicembre 2012
Non servono i paroloni per raccontare una serata perfetta, consumatasi nel gelo di un venerdì sera autunnale tra i banchi di nebbia di un entroterra romagnolo in vena di miracoli in musica. [Read More...]
Spain in de Handelsbeurs: De vloek van een meesterwerk
Haden wist de hele avond te beklijven maar kon niet voorkomen dat de rest van de set verkommerde in de schaduw van parels als 'Untitled #1'. Of hoe een meesterwerk als een vloek op je carrière kan rusten. [Read More...]
Verslag en foto's Spain + Float Fall in de Handelsbeurs (via Democrazy) op 06.12: knus
De groep kwam nog tweemaal terug voor toegiften, en het onvermijdelijke nieuwe hoogtepunt werd ‘Untitled #1’. Wanneer we buitenkwamen met de knusse warmte nog in ons hart en onze oren, was er nog geen vlokje sneeuw gevallen. Spain heeft niet alleen de zaal verwarmd, denken we dan even. [Read More...]
Spain - La Gare de Coustellet le 28/12/2012
Il suffit en effet, comme on me l'avait dit, de voir Spain sur scène, de voir avec quelle sincérité et quelle classe Josh Haden et son groupe interprètent leurs blues lumineux, pour être totalement envouté, comprendre pourquoi ces chansons hantent nos rêves depuis longtemps et savoir qu'elles continueront encore à le faire pendant des décennies. [Read More...]
Spain Live on KCRW
I’m sitting here at KCRW listening to our session with Spain and am flooded with images from the past. [Read More...]
Orange Blossom Special 2012 - Sag zum Abschied leise "Hömma!!"
Und zwischendurch glänzt Haden dann auch noch als Entertainer und wirft den Leuten eine verschrobene Ansage nach der anderen zu [Read More...]
Orange Blossom Special 16 - 3. Teil
Josh Haden, der Mann, der mit dem Song "Spiritual" einen Klassiker geschrieben hat (der von Johnny Cash daselbst zu einem solchen gemacht wurde), erwies sich nun sozusagen überraschenderweise und unerklärlich als wahre Rampensau. [Read More...]
So war das Orange Blossom Special 16: Hömma hin, komma her!
Apropos "tolle Stimme": Die tollste und schönste Stimme des Tages stammt dann natürlich von Josh Haden und seiner Band Spain, die für einen schwermütigen, aber erleuchtenden abendlichen Festivalabschluss sorgten. [Read More...]
Spain @ Hard Club, Porto (19.05.2012)
Haden and the new band proved that not only his songwriting remains as good as it was back then; Spain’s live show is still rock solid. [Read More...]
Spain VoxHall, Aarhus, søndag d. 13. maj 2012
Spain tog Aarhus med en stille storm. [Read More...]
Les Nuits Botanique 2012 - Spain
Als we in ons (rijkelijk) gevuld muziekarchief duiken, duidt onze wijsvinger betreffende Spain 1995 aan en nemen we er de cd ‘The Blue Moods of Spain’ uit ; een lichte grijns komt op ons gezicht . [Read More...]
LA Band Spain, and a Celebrity Fan
THE other night I was lucky enough to catch a short, hypnotic set by Spain, the Los Angeles "slowcore" band that's now back together and starting to appear in low-key shows around town. (The last time I saw them they played at tiny but wonderful Origami Vinyl in Echo Park.)

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Spain played killer free show at Origami Vinyl
What a gift this free show at Origami was on my way to the Echoplex.
Silverlake Jubilee: plethora of Indie talent -day1
The immense amount of talent and passion in their sound creates a new level of appreciation for delicate riffs and solid bass line jams. [Read More...]
Spain Invades L.A. -- Again
...these mood-music maestros wore suits long before Interpol made it cool, had their gospel-tinged death ballad "Spiritual" covered by Johnny Cash on his Unchained album, could name Rick Rubin among their diehard fans, and signed a lucrative deal with DreamWorks Records. [Read More...]
Spain Rises to Old Depths of Melancholy
With its slow-shifting soundscapes and confessional reflections, the Los Angeles quintet Spain obsessed over romance from first spark to dying ember Saturday at the Knitting Factory. [Read More...]
Cocteau Twins Impress in Quiet Moments
Blending slow, fuzzy guitar chords over a low blues rumbling, Spain offered less musical variety than the headliner, but still cut deep with quiet, mournful passages. [Read More...]
Taking in the blue moods of Spain
Everyone can relate to a broken heart. Few artists can articulate the feeling of a broken heart better than Spain. There really should be a label on their debut release The Blue Moods of Spain warning that listening to the album may cause distressing emotional disturbances. [Read More...]