Entries tagged with: Spiritualized
"The album release co-incided with live performances of the entire album; part of All Tomorrow's Parties 'Don't Look Back' series. The band were approached two years ago to perform the album live on its 10th anniversary. It took a while for J.Spaceman to finally agree to the idea. 'It was a decision made at altitude' he says referring to being on top of Mt. Buller in Australia at the time. The live performances will see the regular band augmented with strings, brass and choir.The full reissue and bonus CD tracklists are below. Spiritualized performed the album in full in London, Gateshead and Manchester in October and December. The rumor is that they'll do the same this summer at Radio City Music Hall in NYC (soon, like July)... Oh, actually July 30th according to Ticketmaster.
It is now 12 years since 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space' made a profound impact in the summer of 1997, both critically and commercially, with its psychedelic soundscapes and heart-rending lyrics. It has influenced a whole range of musicians ever since. It was NME's album of the year for 1997 and reached No.4 in the official charts. Originally packaged as a giant pill offering a written prescription, the concept was creatively inspired reflecting the depth of emotion and trauma laid bare on this truly remarkable work."...
Soulsavers will follow the August 18 release of their third full-length album, Broken, with a headlining North American tour that kicks off September 6 in Portland, OR.The NYC show on the tour will take place at Bowery Ballroom on September 22nd (assuming it doesn't get cancelled first). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale at noon. All dates below...
Broken features the return of Mark Lanegan [Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees] on vocals and includes duets with Spiritualized's Jason Pierce ("Pharaoh's Chariot"), Faith No More frontman Mike Patton ("Unbalanced Pieces") and Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers ("Death Bells"). Also appearing on the album are Richard Hawley (backing vocals on "Shadows Fall"), Australian newcomer Red Ghost (Rosa Agostino) and studio bassist Martyn LeNoble (Porno For Pyros, Jane's Addiction).
Joining Machin and Lanegan on the road will be guitarist Rich Warren [Spiritualized] and bassist Martyn LeNoble [Porno For Pyros, Janes Addiction].
Octopus Project @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
today in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Neil Halstead @ Maxwell's
* Team B @ Union Pool
* Jim White @ Joe's Pub
* Jonah Matranga @ Europa
* Jason Anderson @ Pete's Candy Store
* Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Santos Party House
* The Sea and Cake & Death Vessel @ Bowery Ballroom
* No Age, Titus Andronicus, Soft Circle & Sisters @ Market Hotel *
For No Age: "NOTE: for the above show, tickets'll be sold at GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY
1087 Broadway, Bklyn, on sale starting 7pm, nite of show -only-
WE WILL NOT TAKE MONEY AT THE DOOR FOR THIS SHOW
you must walk to GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY & buy a ticket!!!! thanks!"
Quintron and Miss Pussycat Santos flyer below...
Spiritualized appeared on VICE's Practice Space. Video below...
by BrooklynVegan Mike
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Osheaga, the outdoor music festival in Montreal, celebrated its third birthday this weekend with a bevy of local acts, some emerging talent, and great live performers. Day one (Sunday August 3rd) of the festival was also one of the most hectic musical days in recent [Montreal] memory. The week long Francophone music festival, FrancoFolies, concluded the same day with a performance by former Osheaga artist Malajube, and Wolf Parade (another former Osheaga performer) finished a tour downtown with their first Montreal performance since the release of At Mount Zoomer....
by Klaus Kinski (who was @ Music Hall in Brooklyn)
Of all the times I've seen Spiritualized, Saturday's seated show (7/26/08) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg sadly ranks as my least favorite. That isn't to say the show wasn't good; it really was. But for me it just wasn't AS good as past performances. The set list certainly did not disappoint. The band, complete with a pair of gospel singers, played classics including "Shine a Light", "Electricity", and "She Kissed Me" as well as tunes from their new record Songs In A&E including "Soul on Fire" and "Sweet Talk" (complete set list below). But I thought show lacked the energy and electricity of the Bowery/Irving/North Six shows from years ago, as well as the emotive qualities of the Acoustic Mainlines gig at the Apollo. I realize it wasn't their first show on the tour, but halfway through the set it began to feel like a dress rehearsal for the Terminal 5 show happening the next day in Manhattan. I wish I saw the non-seated T5 show so I could compare them. How was that one?
To summarize, the Brooklyn show was expertly played and the song selection was impeccable, but I left feeling a little blase about the experience. Listen to the Friday DC show on NPR. Check out the Brooklyn setlist below...
photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
"Sunday was the ideal day to visit the church of Spiritualized, who reminded everyone they've all but secured their status as Gen-X's Pink Floyd, with mastermind Jason Pierce pleasing his unwashed congregation by pulling out Spacemen 3 songs along with material from the recently released Songs in A&E." [Seattle Weekly]
Spiritualized are working their way around the United States since playing the Pitchfork Festival on Sunday. On Friday night they make a stop at the 9:30 Club in DC and NPR is making that show available to everyone with an internet connection. Then Saturday and Sunday it's Music Hall of Williamsburg and Terminal 5 in NYC respectively. A few more Pitchfork pics below...
photos by Joseph Juechao Xu
dancing in the mud
and much more....
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by BrooklynVegan Mike
Though the initial lineup has been announced for some time, more bands were recently added to the 3rd Annual Osheaga Music Festival (August 3 & 4, 2008). Spiritualized and The Kills are new additions to the Montreal outdoor music extravaganza that will be headlined by The Killers (on Day 1) and Jack Johnson (on Day 2). Other acts scheduled to appear include Iggy and the Stooges, Cat Power, The Go! Team, MGMT, and Plants and Animals.
Spiritualized are streaming their entire new album @ MySpace. "Songs in A&E" is out June 3rd. The "Mister Lonely" soundtrack is out now. Tickets for their show at Terminal 5 are on sale. More tour dates here. Are they playing Music Hall of Williamsburg too?
Wolf Parade have a second new song for download at MySpace (it's called "Language City"). Their new album At Mount Zoomer is out on Sub Pop on June 17th. Tickets are still on sale for their show at Terminal 5. More tour dates HERE.
Spiritualized are playing NYC afterall - on July 27th at Terminal 5 to be exact, and $30 tickets go on sale Friday. Tickets for the LA show with Cat Power and Nick Cave are already on sale. Corrected & updated tour dates below....
Spiritualized @ Coachella 2008 (kccr)
Following the beautiful "Acoustic Mainlines" performances in November and April, including a mind-altering performance deep in the desert at this year's Coachella (was it really?), Spiritualized announce plans to return to the US with a full electric band.Bad news for NYC. Tour dates and that video below.....
The band will be performing songs from their catalogue, including tracks from their soon-to-be released sixth studio album, Songs in A&E, (May 27, 2008 on Fontana International/Spaceman Records). First single "Soul On Fire" comes replete with a stunning music video, inspired by Jason Spaceman's hospitalization from double pneumonia shortly after recording the album. It was directed by Jim Canty and filmed in London and on a glacier in Iceland.
by Klaus Kinski
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Beginning in April, things are going to start getting extremely busy for the folks in Spiritualized. Songs in A&E, their first full length LP in 5 years, is set to to be released in Europe on May 26th (US date TBD). A single for the song "Soul on Fire" will also precede the album release by one week and will be available as a 7-inch and digital download. The album has a whopping 18 tracks and features a recurring track entitled "Harmony" which appears at 6 different points throughout the record. Full tracklist below.
J. Spaceman and Sun City Girls also did the soundtrack to the Harmony Korine film Mr. Lonely (trailer). What's with this recurring "harmony" motif Spaceman? Anyhow, the soundtrack will be available via Drag City on April 28th, and the movie....
In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.....will be showing May 5th at ICF Cener in NYC. More dates and cities are listed at the end of this post. Until then, preview a track from it above, and check out the tracklist (also) below.
We had our live Spiritualized appetites whetted late last year with a handful of intimate and beautiful Acoustic Mainlines shows. There will be three more Acoustic Mainlines gigs in the US in April, including a stop at Coachella on April 27 in the Mojave Tent. Then in July Spiritualized will embark on an Electric Mainlines Tour which will kick-off with an appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 20th. After Pitchfork they will continute their Electric Mainlines tour throughout the US until sometime in August when they'll head overseas for gigs in Japan and Europe. In September they'll be back in the states to wrap up the Electric Mainlines tour.
There is a Goldfrapp v Spiritualized remix included on the cd & digital release of the next Goldfrapp single, 'Happiness', released by Mute Records in April.Tour dates and everything else below....
The last few times I saw Spiritualized (Bowery, Irving, Northsix), I was treated to a truly phenomenal wall of light and sound. Ever since those shows I've been pining for them to come back to the states again. After a painful four year wait, a period of time that almost saw the demise of Jason Pierce, they came back to the states with a handful of gigs billed Acoustic Mainlines.
Their stop at The Apollo in Harlem didn't disappoint. As a matter of fact, this show was probably one of the most perfect musical experiences in recent memeory, even with the occasional douche-nozzles hollering out completely ridiculous and embarassing nonsense here and there. The set-list was beautifully constructed, and the addition of the strings and background vocalists nearly brought a tear to my eye at points. As much as I like my comedy, metal and hardcore, nothing can compare to the acoustic renditions of "Ladies And Gentlemen We're Floating In Space", "Broken Heart", "Stop Your Crying" and the rest of the 90-minutes of material I was lucky enough to experience. -Klaus
more reviews in the comments of the last post.
DOWNLOAD: Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space (MP3)
Spiritualized in Denmark, Nov 2, 2007 (CRED)
This week, Spiritualized broke a three or four year absence on this side of the Atlantic with a series of acoustic concerts that premiered at Bimbo’s, one of San Francisco’s best and oldest venues. Every seat in the small club was taken with fans who have patiently waited for Jason Piece, the mastermind behind Spaceman 3 and Spiritualized, to take the stage again and reclaim his legacy. [car less in LA]The NYC show is tomorrow (Nov 16, 2007) @ The Apollo Theater. Simple Kid is opening. It's sold out, but keep trying - I heard tickets keep going on and off sale. You can also try and win a pair of tix. Instructions, and more tour dates, below....