- Spain Will No Longer Fly With United Airlines (Statement)
10 April 2017 Los Angeles
In the news today we have seen disturbing images and video footage depicting the violent, forced ejection of a passenger from a United Airlines flight. This passenger had done nothing wrong, and did nothing to deserve such treatment.
As a band that travels frequently, we in the band Spain cannot tolerate such behavior from an airline that is supposed to garner our trust. We will no longer be flying with United. Our tour rider will be amended to state as such.
We wish the victim of United Airlines’ brutal and completely unnecessary tactics well and wish him a speedy recovery. We hope he will receive just compensation from the airline. We also hope the people who are in charge of the airline do the right thing and apologize to the passenger who was abused, to the passengers (including small children) of the flight who had to witness the assault in person, and to all people everywhere who were emotionally affected by the footage.
The Band Spain
- New Live Recording From Spain
Spain's ongoing Tuesday night residency at the Love Song Bar in Los Angeles has produced many memorable shows, not the least of which was this live set recorded on February 21, 2017. Featuring the core group of Josh Haden (bass, vocals), Kenny Lyon (guitar), Shon Sullivan (keyboards, acoustic guitar), and Danny Frankel (drums), and frequent collaborator Matthew DeMerritt (saxophone). Includes new song "Tangerine". High quality recording available as a free download from https://spaintheband.bandcamp.com/album/spain-love-song-los-angeles-21-february-2017.
- New video for Spain's "Tennessee".
New video for Spain's "Tennessee", from their latest album Carolina.
- Two New Live Show Recordings Uploaded
I just uploaded two new live shows to the Spain subscription page.
As I said in the accompanying message, regarding the Spain tour in Europe earlier this month, for the first time the band's performing without a set list, letting the mood determine what we play and deciding songs on the fly. We played four shows and never played the same set twice. It opens possiblities which couldn't exist if we were playing the same set every night like zombies.
These live shows are essential listening at least for me as I'm starting to put the new album together. They are for subscribers only...if you're interested in Spain and in the new album please think about starting a subscription, it's not that expensive and helps us more than buying something from iTunes or God forbid listening to our songs on Spotify. - Josh
- Subscribe To Spain's Future
Spain's bassist/vocalist/founder Josh Haden has started a Spain music subscription service on Bandcamp. It's a great way to support Spain and make sure you're kept up-to-date on all the new music being made for their upcoming 2017 album. Demos, ideas, live tracks, and exclusive completed tracks will be available for subscribers only, and the first post is already up, the legendary 17 May 2016 record release show at the Love Song in Los Angeles, accompanied by a spontaneous and mysterious gospel choir. Your direct support is the most effective way to help keep the Spain dream alive and the band appreciates all your help. That link again is here.
- The Watt From Pedro Show On Air Guest: Josh Haden From Spain
Spain's Josh Haden was Mike Watt's guest on the July 4th edition of The Watt From Pedro Show. Josh talked to Watt in Watt's Pedro town and listened to tracks from the new Spain album Carolinaâ€¬, talked about the making of the record, how it was to work with Kenny Lyon, Danny Frankel, and Petra Haden, tour plans, and much more.
- Pre-order Limited U.S. CD Version Of New Spain Album
The limited (500 copies) U.S. CD version of Spain's new album Carolina is now available as a pre-order from Spain's Bandcamp page. Street date is 3 June 2016.
- Spain's May-June 2016 Live Schedule
A Tuesday night residency at the Love Song Bar in Los Angeles, a European tour including stops at Les Nuits Botanique in Brussels, Maifeld Derby and Traumzeit festivals in Germany are among the highlights in the band Spain's busy tour schedule during May and June 2016.
03.05.16 - US-Los Angeles, Love Song Bar
10.05.16 - US-Los Angeles, Love Song Bar
17.05.16 - US-Los Angeles, Love Song Bar
21.05.16 - NL-Arnhem, Luxor
22.05.16 - BE-Bruxelles, Les Nuits de Botanique
23.05.16 - DE-Bremen, Radio Bremen
24.05.16 - DE-Leipzig, Werk 2
25.05.16 - DE-Berlin, Privatclub
27.05.16 - DK-Kopenhagen, Loppen
28.05.16 - NO-Oslo, Buckleys
30.05.16 - DE-Hamburg, Knust
31.05.16 - DE-Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne
01.06.16 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 2
02.06.16 - CH-GenÃ¨ve, La GraviÃ¨re
03.06.16 - CH-Schaffhausen, Tap Tab
04.06.16 - CH-Stans, Pillow Song Loft
05.06.16 - DE-Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival
07.06.16 - LU-Luxemburg, The National
08.06.16 - NL-Amsterdam, Melkweg
09.06.16 - NL-Groningen, Vera
10.06.16 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix
11.06.16 - NL-Den Haag, Paard van Troje
12.06.16 - UK-London, Oslo
14.06.16 - FR-Paris, Le Petit Bain
15.06.16 - FR-Bordeaux, Rockschool Barbey
17.06.16 - FR-Lille, L'AÃ©ronef
18.06.16 - DE-Duisburg, Traumzeit Festival
- Spain Announces May 2016 Los Angeles Residency
The band Spain has announced a three-week residency in Los Angeles at the Love Song Bar, nestled within the storied confines of the legendary Regent Theatre. Spain will be celebrating the release of their upcoming album Carolina, and the Love Song line-up will include the original players from that album, bassist-vocalist Josh Haden, guitarist Kenny Lyon, and drummer Danny Frankel.
The dates of the residency are Tuesdays May 3, May 10, and May 17 2016. 21+, free admission. For more information see the Regency's event page. The Love Song is located at 450 Main St. Los Angeles 90013.
- Spain May-June 2016 European Tour Update Redux
New shows have been added in France and the Traumzeit Festival in Germany.SPAIN (US) (Glitterhouse Rec.)21.05.16 - NL-Arnhem, Luxor22.05.16 - BE-Bruxelles, Les Nuits de Botanique23.05.16 - DE-Bremen, Radio Bremen24.05.16 - DE-Leipzig, Werk 225.05.16 - DE-Berlin, Privatclub27.05.16 - DK-Kopenhagen, Loppen28.05.16 - NO-Oslo, Buckleys30.05.16 - DE-Hamburg, Knust31.05.16 - DE-Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne01.06.16 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 202.06.16 - CH-Genève, La Gravière03.06.16 - CH-Schaffhausen, Tap Tab04.06.16 - CH-Stans, Pillow Song Loft05.06.16 - DE-Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival07.06.16 - LU-Luxemburg, The National08.06.16 - NL-Amsterdam, Melkweg09.06.16 - NL-Groningen, Vera10.06.16 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix11.06.16 - NL-Den Haag, Paard van Troje12.06.16 - UK-London, Oslo14.06.16 - FR-Paris, Le Petit Bain15.06.16 - FR-Bordeaux, Rockschool Barbey17.06.16 - FR-Lille, L'Aéronef18.06.16 - DE-Duisburg, Traumzeit Festival
- Spain's 'Carolina' To Be Released June 3, 2016
Carolina, the sixth studio album from the Los Angeles 'slowcore' band Spain, will be released worldwide on June 3, 2016.
According to Spain founder Josh Haden, "The album has a decided Americana/Alt-Country feel and includes songs I wrote for my dad [late jazz bassist Charlie Haden], for my childhood, for you, homesteading time-travel, the Great Depression, Timothy Leary, a historic U.S. Revolutionary War battle, couples breaking apart and getting back together, a mining disaster, and Mother Earth. The front cover also features an image of me. In otherwords, a little different from past Spain albums."
Carolina will be released in Europe on Glitterhouse Records, and on Josh Haden's Diamond Soul Recordings everywhere else.
2. The Depression
5. One Last Look
6. In My Hour
7. Battle Of Saratoga
8. Starry Night
9. For You
10. Station 2
- Spain May-June 2016 European Tour Update
- SPAIN (US) (Glitterhouse Rec.)21.05.16 - NL-Arnhem, Luxor22.05.16 - BE-Bruxelles, Les Nuits de Botanique23.05.16 - DE-Bremen, Radio Bremen24.05.16 - DE-Leipzig, Werk 225.05.16 - DE-Berlin, Privatclub27.05.16 - DK-Kopenhagen, Loppen28.05.16 - NO-Oslo, Buckleys30.05.16 - DE-Hamburg, Knust31.05.16 - DE-Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne01.06.16 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 202.06.16 - CH-Genève, La Gravière03.06.16 - CH-Schaffhausen, Tap Tab04.06.16 - CH-Stans, Pillow Song Loft05.06.16 - DE-Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival07.06.16 - LU-Luxemburg, The National08.06.16 - NL-Amsterdam, Melkweg09.06.16 - NL-Groningen, Vera10.06.16 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix11.06.16 - NL-Den Haag, Paard van Troje12.06.16 - UK-London, Oslo
- Spain To Play Les Nuits Botanique 2016
Spain has added an exclusive show at Les Nuits Botanique in Brussels, Belgium, to their 2016 May-June European tour.SPAIN (US) (Glitterhouse Rec.)22.05.16 - BE-Bruxelles, Les Nuits de Botanique23.05.16 - DE-Bremen, Radio Bremen24.05.16 - DE-Leipzig, Werk 225.05.16 - DE-Berlin, Privatclub27.05.16 - DK-Kopenhagen, Loppen28.05.16 - NO-Oslo, Buckleys30.05.16 - DE-Hamburg, Knust31.05.16 - DE-Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne01.06.16 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 202.06.16 - CH-Genève, La Gravière03.06.16 - CH-Schaffhausen, Tap Tab04.06.16 - CH-Stans, Pillow Song Loft05.06.16 - DE-Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival07.06.16 - LU-Luxemburg, The National08.06.16 - NL-Amsterdam, Sugar Factory09.06.16 - NL-Groningen, Vera10.06.16 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix11.06.16 - NL-Den Haag, Paard van Troje12.06.16 - UK-London, Oslo
- European Tour Dates 2016
Spain May/June 2016 European Tour Dates
More to be added soon....SPAIN (US) (Glitterhouse Rec.)22.05.16 - XX-Secret city, Private show23.05.16 - DE-Bremen, Radio Bremen24.05.16 - DE-Leipzig, Werk 225.05.16 - DE-Berlin, Privatclub27.05.16 - DK-Kopenhagen, Loppen28.05.16 - NO-Oslo, Buckleys30.05.16 - DE-Hamburg, Knust31.05.16 - DE-Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne01.06.16 - DE-Offenbach, Hafen 202.06.16 - CH-Genève, La Gravière03.06.16 - CH-Schaffhausen, Tap Tab04.06.16 - CH-Stans, Pillow Song Loft05.06.16 - DE-Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival07.06.16 - LU-Luxemburg, The National08.06.16 - NL-Amsterdam, Melkweg09.06.16 - NL-Groningen, Vera10.06.16 - BE-Antwerpen, Trix11.06.16 - NL-Den Haag, Paard van Troje12.06.16 - UK-London, Oslo
- Spain "Carolina" Front Cover Revealed
The front cover for the upcoming 2016 album from Spain is by Nate Pottker and here it is:
- New post On The Josh Haden Music Subscription Page
New post on the Josh Haden music subscription page. Support the new Spain album. https://joshhaden.bandcamp.com/subscribe
- The Band Spain Is Recording A New Album
The band Spain is recording a new album...And you are invited to help. So far: Two demos, two studio-works-in-progress, exclusive videos, photos, and postings. Its what I've been laying down, and that's just for the first four songs. Now a funny-yet-serious video on Youtube. We don't know what we're doing. But we do. We're like the Inspector Clouseau of Slowcore. You are Kato. We need all the help we can get.
And it gets worse. All those sleepless nights spent planning on how I can make your life more interesting on a daily basis by revealing the songs, lyrics, purpose, ambiance, locale, milieu, emotions, history, and effort going into our historic sixth studio album. It's like this guy teaching you how to paint, although we aren't teaching you how to write music. We're bringing you into our new music. It's for a specific group. The only group of music lovers who love our music. You have been chosen.
That link again: https://joshhaden.bandcamp.com/subscribe. Subscription tiers start at $25, but that's because Bandcamp only allows us three tiers. Believe me, I've asked them about it. If you'd like to help but can only afford $1 - $24, email me. If you can't afford anything, email me anyways. I understand.
The $25 yearly subscription gets you all of the old music I've made for my Bandcamp page, and all of the future new music I will make for my Bandcamp page. It gets you an exclusive look into the making of the new Spain album, complete with tracks that aren't finished yet and no one else is hearing aside from myself and my co-recording compatriot Kenny. It will be like you are there with us at the historic Gaylord hotel, waiting for the inevitable pounding on the floor from Kenny's weirdo downstairs neighbor. Two extra tiers of support include a signed CD of the finished album and more. And yes, there's more: It's like the God of Bandcamp says: You will have "the satisfaction of knowing you're supporting me in a sustainable way."
Do you want to hear my two latest upbeat numbers "The Depression" and "Suffering"? What are you waiting for? How about the even more happy "One Last Look" or the historic true Americana heart-mending story "Tennessee"? Visit the Bandcamp page. Or watch the informative Youtube video, and then go to the Bandcamp page)) We love you!
Best from Josh
P.S. At a loss for gift ideas this holiday season? A subscription will make the perfect gift for that special Spain fan in your life.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.