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Redécouverte d’un album classieux, élégant. [Read More...]
Spain played killer free show at Origami Vinyl
What a gift this free show at Origami was on my way to the Echoplex.
MP3 At 3PM: Spain
Slow, soulful ballad “Hang Your Head Down Low” is from the I’m Still Free EP (released early this year), which is one of Spain’s first new songs in more than eight years.
Q&A Josh of Spain
...it’s been almost 10 years since the last Spain record has been released. There are 2 songs on this new release are very up-tempo and even, God forbid, kinda Rock n Roll. A friend of mine told me not to mess up the Spain formula, to which I said “the songs may be faster, but they’re still in the Spain idiom with song structure, they’re Spain”. They are Blues based songs. [Read More...]
le retour de Spain….
Nouveau titre, très beau…
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...]
I'm still free / hang your head down low
simplement magnifique [Read More...]
Soul in Pop: Spain - "Hang Your Head Down Low"
Il y a du recueillement, de l’évocation, de la sensualité. Et même un solo de guitare! [Read More...]
NEW MUSIC REVIEW: SPAIN I’m Still Free CD-EP
Shades of slow-core, lounge and gospel... [Read More...]
Rock Picks: Ozomatli, Harper Simon, Spain
...Josh croons funereal ballads in a somber, low voice, singing with the same serious, almost-spiritual intensity whether he’s rhapsodizing about a lover or talking to Jesus. [Read More...]
Lost Classics: Spain “The Blue Moods Of Spain”
The Blue Moods Of Spain demonstrated what happened when the son of a jazzbo set forth to create a downcast, West Coast take on pure atmosphere. [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 – Phone machine
A dream of Spain, or sketches of it. Laconically cool. [Read More...]
Josh Haden, Intervista all'ex Spain
Sono assolutamente d'accordo con i tuoi paragoni. Leonard Cohen è un grosso punto di riferimento per me...non a caso l'artwork di Devoted si ispira parzialmente a quello di Death Of A Ladies Man di Cohen. Inoltre, adoro sia Portishead che Massive Attack. Ciò che ha portato a questo parziale spostamento verso l'elettonica è stata la decisione di dotarsi di un computer, di protools e di un controller per tastiera; essere quindi improvvisamente in grado di registrare musica nel mio soggiorno di casa con a disposizione una miriade di differenti sonorità. A ciò puoi ovviamente aggiungere il fatto di lavorare con Dan, che è principalmente un produttore hip-hop con una visione tutta sua di come la musica debba suonare.
Spain - Spirituals: The Best Of Spain
"Ten Nights" could be the Oxycontin-popping cousin of Touissaint McCall's "Nothing Takes The Place Of You"...
SPIRITUALS: THE BEST OF SPAIN
Led by singer/bassist Josh Haden (son of jazz bassist Charlie Haden), Spain were among the best of the so-called slo-core outfits to arrive on the underground-pop scene of the mid-’90s, joining the ruminative ranks of Red House Painters, American Music Club, and Low, among others. This exquisite best-of collection culls 13 mostly essential non-hits from the foursome’s three-album catalogue... [Read More...]
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While not exactly a landmark in the annals of depressive alt-rock, the debut from L.A.-based collective Spain, The Blue Moods Of Spain, was a languid and moody offering that made up in style what it lacked in musical variation...She Haunts My Dreams maintained the same level of artfully-arranged mopiness...I Believe opens things up somewhat, [two songs from which] stand as the group's finest.
Spirituals: The Best of Spain
If their debut had been released now, they'd probably be playing amphitheaters with Norah Jones. [Read More...]
Spirituals: The Best Of Spain
When I threw the disc on last night I knew nothing but the Haden pedigree, and was quite surprised to find, after the first two rather nondescript tunes, lurking, furtive beauty and mystery in the ruminative slow-burn alt-rock tradition of Cowboy Junkies, Mazzy Star, Luna, American Music Club, Tindersticks, the Church, with a tablespoon of jazzy confessionalist Michael Franks thrown in for good measure - quite extraordinary. [Read More...]
Billboard Bits: ODB, Smash Mouth, Spain
Highlights of dreamy jazz influenced rock act Spain's career will be collected on an upcoming disc due Oct. 21 via Restless Records.
Spirituals: The Best of Spain
Haden's calm dissection of his own doubt and guilt is still unnerving, like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation. [Read More...]
Spain
It would be hard to imagine that in the future, Spain could return with an album that provoked such images of beauty and still upheld such works of passion.
Newsmakers - Spain Comes To L.A.
Photo of Josh Haden w/ Spain fan Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine).
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...]
The Blue Moods Of Spain
This is an album that simply exudes swankiness and style. No, let me rephrase that. This is an album that is swankiness and style. Evoking moods of smoke-filled lounges, martinies, velvet suits, and beautiful, sultry women, The Blue Moods Of Spain is about as good as it gets. [Read More...]