Spiritualized announce new album and tour, share “Always Together With You”
We knew Spiritualized had a new album on the way, and they've just announced details. It's titled Everything Was Beautiful, and it will be out February 25 via Fat Possum. Pre-order it on standard black vinyl or deluxe pink vinyl.
The album echoes 1997's Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space in a few ways, from the cover art to its recording, which was done using 11 different studios and over 30 musicians and collaborators, including John Coxon and Jason Pierce's daughter, Poppy.
The parallels continue with the album's lead track and first single, "Always Together With You," which opens with a female voice dryly saying the title of the album. The song then blossoms in a very Spiritualized way, complete with orchestration and a choir. You may remember this song when it was released in demo form back in 2014, but this is much bigger, much more Spiritualized.
You can watch the "Always Together With You" video, directed by Pierce, and check out the album's cover art and tracklist below.
The album packaging has even more parallels with Ladies and gentlemen. Designed regular collaborator Mark Farrow, the vinyl editions feature a pill box that you can pop out of the sleeve, "revealing gold foil underneath, and assemble the Braille-embossed little thing and put it somewhere in the house." Says Pierce, “Farrow and I were talking about what we should do and we just said, ‘It’s called Everything Is Beautiful, how could you not have a pill?’”
Spiritualized have also announced a few 2022 North American tour dates, hitting Dallas, Asutin, Santa Fe, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver in March and April. Hopefully more will be announced soon. All dates are listed below.
You can pick up new vinyl reissues of Spirtualized's first four albums, including Ladies and gentlemen, on vinyl in the BV shop. The packaging has more parallels with Ladies and gentlemen: "If you buy the vinyl you can pop a pill box out of the sleeve, revealing gold foil underneath, and assemble the Braille-embossed little thing and put it somewhere in the house."
1. Always Together With You
2. Best Thing You Never Had (The D Song)
3. Let It Bleed (For Iggy)
5. The Mainline Song
6. The A Song (Laid In Your Arms)
7. I’m Coming Home Again
SPIRITUALIZED - 2022 TOUR DATES
Mar 31, 2022 - Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
Apr 01, 2022 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
Apr 03, 2022 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Apr 04, 2022 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Apr 05, 2022 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Commonwealth Room
Apr 07, 2022 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
Apr 08, 2022 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Apr 09, 2022 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom