I 2012 g√¶stede Spain Voxhall, hvor GAFFAs Bjarke Kirkegaard Nielsen stod p√• pletten. Han gav det introverte band fem udadvendte stjerner og skrev: "Spains musik kan bedst beskrives som musik, man kan lukke √łjnene til uden at falde i s√łvn, eller som en kop varm suppe p√• en vinterdag. Det f√łles bare godt." [Read More...]
The son of the late, legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden (his final studio recordings are on the album) and the brother to equally talented musicians Petra and Rachel Haden, Josh utilized his family‚Äôs rich musical talent on this recording, and their presence‚ÄĒboth physically and spiritually‚ÄĒis felt throughout. A case in point is ‚ÄúThe Fighter,‚ÄĚ which features a tune originally plucked out on an acoustic guitar gifted to Josh by Rachel, and elegant backing vocals and strings from Petra. [Read More...]
Critics and fans have called the music of Josh Haden‚Äôs Spain dreamy, layered, even ‚Äújazz-tinged slow core.‚ÄĚ The band‚Äôs latest release, Sargent Place, produced by Gus Seyffert (Norah Jones, Beck) continues that floating thread of a subconscious, faraway inner turmoil longing for respite or recourse. [Read More...]
Josh Haden‚Äôs Spain has been the worst-kept secret amongst discriminating music fans and post-millennials in L.A. and everywhere else. For close to 20 years, the vocalist/bassist/composer‚Äôs been keeping the dream world alive in subterranean, subconscious music that sinks into the core ‚ÄĒ beneath reason and pretense, into everyone‚Äôs universal language. [Read More...]
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...]
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 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.
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...]
‚ÄěThe Soul of Spain‚Äú zelebriert auf allerh√∂chstem Niveau die Kunst der Langsamkeit und des edel gesetzten Wohlklangs, g√∂nnt sich zwei schnellere Rock-Momente und beweist Stil ohne Ende. Was f√ľr ein Comeback. [Read More...]
Spain aus L.A. machen Slowcore, stimmungsvolles Singer-Songwriting mit vielen Instrumenten. Johny Cash hatte bereits ein St√ľck von ihnenn gecovert (Spiritual) und f√ľr Wim Wenders trugen sie zu einem Filmsoundtrack bei (The End of Violence). Am 10. Dezember spielten sie einen spontanen Live-Gig bei RDL, im Anschluss gab S√§nger Josh Haden - Sohn des ber√ľhmten Jazzbassisten Charlie Haden - ein Interview.
Zehn Jahre war es ruhig um die amerikanische Band Spain. So ruhig, dass man fast nicht mehr damit gerechnet h√§tte, Spain √ľberhaupt nochmals auf der B√ľhne zu sehen. Aber sie sind zur√ľck und gerade auf Tour in Deutschland. Spain waren zu Gast im detektor.fm-Studio.
Cambiando, Josh Haden aveva finito per privare la propria scrittura dei tratti che ne facevano una seducente anomalia. Ora torna, e scopriremo se il fascino del suo songbook √® ancora miracolosamente intatto, vitale, o se √® tempo di consegnarlo definitivamente ai memorabilia da cui l‚Äôabbiamo recuperato. [Read More...]
A good Spain song is like falling into a trance: It‚Äôs a blend of disparate, vibrato-rich sounds that, when played right, sounds inevitable. It‚Äôs also a sound very few people have heard lately: This band broke up more than a decade ago. [Read More...]