- 20th Anniversary Blue Moods Of Spain Contest Winner Announced!
The winner of the 20th Anniversary Blue Moods Of Spain Contest has been announced. Congratulations Vincent Maston! Read about the contest, some of band leader Josh Haden's thoughts on the twenty year mark, and Vincent's award-winning entry here. Vincent won a copy of Omnivore Records' recent 180-gram vinyl release of the album, and everyone who entered the contest received a free code to download Blue Moods Of Spain: A History Parts One and Two, a collection of demos recorded prior to the 1995 release of The Blue Moods Of Spain along with 40 pages of liner notes, archival photos, flyers, and more. Thanks to all!
- The Band Spain Releases New Song To Benefit Marriage Equality
Oct. 11, 2015 - The band Spain released a new song today to benefit marriage equality. All profits from the sales of "I Do" will go to Marriage Equality USA and the Human Rights Campaign. The song can be downloaded from the Spain Bandcamp page, iTunes, and the usual digital retailers.
- Help Support The Band Spain's 6th Studio Album, The Three-Hour Long "Through The Low Gate"
"Through The Low Gate" is the band Spain's sixth studio album and will be released during the first part of 2016. It'll be three hours long and will encompass the history of music, poetry, art, and language since the beginning of time. The album will be released on Dine Alone Records in North America and Australia, and in the U.K. and Europe on Glitterhouse Records.
If you'd like to help support this project Spain frontman Josh Haden has set up a subscription service on his Bandcamp page. Levels of support start at $25.00/year and include subscriber-only demos for the new album and subscriber-only written and video diaries of the making of the album, along with all the other non-Spain Josh Haden releases. Higher levels of support include a CD copy of the album with your name in the acknowledgements, tickets to future Spain shows, and more.
The first demo for the album, a track entitled "For You", has already been posted. More info and contact here.
- Spain's Josh Haden Quoted In New Book About The Jabberjaw
Spain's founder Josh Haden was quoted in "It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, And The End Of An Era", the new book from Rizolli which documents the legendary L.A. venue Jabberjaw. Spain played there in the mid-1990s, along with Josh's sisters' band That Dog., and Josh's high school mates' band Jawbreaker, both of which have multi-page spreads in the book. Nirvana, Hole, The Jesus Lizard, Chumbawamba, Spacemen 3, Unsane, are just a few of the hundreds of bands that played there over almost 10 years. It is a beautiful, deluxe book and lovers of music and L.A. music history will love it.
From the publisher's website: "The untold history of the seminal cultural venue Jabberjaw—the underground star of Los Angeles’s historic indie scene of the 1990s. Billing itself as a "coffeehouse art gallery" when it opened in 1989, Jabberjaw quickly became not only the cornerstone of the Los Angeles post-punk scene but also a hub of the underground music scene nationwide. Bridging the gap between punk and indie, Jabberjaw was a bastion of counterculture that hosted shows for bands from the obscure (Hole, Unsane) to the legendary (Nirvana, Pearl Jam) in an environment that reflected a generation. In collaboration with the owners of the club, and with contributions from many of the musicians and artists who played and spent time there, It All Dies Anyway is a record of the venue’s brief but influential existence. Designed and compiled by Bryan Ray Turcotte, the book is a visual feast, layering flyers and posters onto photographs, handmade record covers, and Polaroids of the gallery to paint an engrossing portrait not only of a venue but also of a forgotten time and place in music history."