by Bill Pearis

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners' most recent album, Gold Fools, is only about eight months old but the Brooklyn band have a new cassette-only release, Prior Art, which will be out June 26 and "contains reworkings of songs by Clams Casino and Twin Sister, as well as remixes by shape shifters Sun Glitters and Rimar, mixed with gooey ambient stretches and swirling electronic interludes."

The Spanish Prisoners remix of Twin Sister's "Kimi in a Rice Field" -- which you can download at the top of this post -- gives the song a distinct '80s R&B thump while keeping Andrea Estella's vocals floating atop.

Spanish Prisoners have a couple notable shows coming up. They play Bowery Ballroom on Friday (6/1) opening for Freelance Whales (sold out), and will then play Knitting Factory on June 9 with 2:54 and Widowspeak (tickets are still available). The band has a few more additional dates as well and they're all listed below along with the cover art and tracklist to Prior Art.


Prior Art

PRIOR ART tracklist
SIDE A/////
00:00 Los Angeles Guitar Dreamed (Spanish Prisoners x Clams Casino)
01:56 Never Knew No Violence (warped)
04:13 Marked (cassette love)
05:19 Downtown Chicagoland (PE1000 version)
08:39 Soundtracking (tremolo)
10:17 Kimmi in a Rice Field (Spanish Prisoners x Twin Sister)

SIDE B//////
00:00 Modulation (forgotten arpeggio)
02:12 My Summer Home
05:04 Know No Violence (Sun Glitters x Spanish Prisoners)
09:03 Rich Blood, chopped (RIMAR x Spanish Prisoners)
12:43 Dive In, Fade Out

Spanish Prisoners - 2012 Tour Dates
6/1 New York, NY, US @ The Bowery Ballroom w/ Freelance Whales, Lucius
6/9 Brooklyn, NY, US @ Knitting Factory w/ 2:54, Widowspeak
6/28 New York, NY, US @ Mercury Lounge w/ Conveyor
6/30 Northampton, MA, US @ Pearl Street Nightclub w/ Mercies, Echo and Drake

More From Brooklyn Vegan