Spain preps ‘Mandala Brush’ (listen to “laurel, clementine”)
We’ve got the premiere of “laurel, clementine” and while the tempos have climbed since the days of slowcore classic The Blue Moods of Spain, the brooding atmosphere remains. [Read More...]
Non vediamo l’ora! [Read More...]
A Year in Music – Josh Haden (Spain)
One of my sisters gave me an LP by Roswell Rudd that my dad plays on. It’s called Everywhere and it was released on the impulse! label in 1966. I’d never heard it before, and it’s really great. Pure free jazz with great players. [Read More...]
A Year In Music - The Interview With Josh Haden
I know there are a lot of great bands out there making really beautiful, quiet, introspective music. I love that stuff, but now’s not the time for beautiful, quiet, introspective music. Now’s the time for loud, scary, and intense. We have to fight back. To slowcore bands it doesn’t mean you have to abandon the slow tempos. Slow can be frightening too. [Read More...]
When the Wide World Narrows: A Conversation with Spain's Josh Haden
“I decided I was only going to write in stories,” says Josh Haden, talking about Carolina, the sixth album from Spain, the band he founded in the early 1990s and guided through a series of records in the middle and latter part of that decade. The record marries Haden’s passion for songs informed by both the personal and historical and, sometimes, even the places where the two intersect. [Read More...]
Toneduff Sessions #6: Josh Haden and Kenny Lyon
Bruce Duff, author of The Smell of Death, talks with Josh Haden, founder, bassist and singer of the group Spain, and Kenny Lyon, guitarist, bassist, and producer, who has played with NOFX, Lemonheads, and many more. [Read More...]
Interview with Josh Haden – Spain – Part Two
"Columbia Records is the devil. I wish I could have talked to him and told him about my experience with major labels, how they almost destroyed my life and my love for music. Why does any artist need a major label these days? With the internet and everything, and especially with such a buzz behind these guys. What was Columbia telling Declan they could give him that he couldn’t get on his own?" [Read More...]
Josh Haden Celebrates History With Spain’s ‘Carolina’
“I decided I was only going to write in stories,” says Josh Haden, founding member of the band Spain. He’s speaking from his home in Los Angeles, discussing the material that shapes the sixth Spain album, Carolina. The songs touch on America’s past with intersections in the present and with Haden’s own life. [Read More...]
Interview with Josh Haden – Spain (Part One)
“From my dad I learned that the entire human race is connected. I learned about hardship, struggle, compassion, love, and the importance of family. I learned that a song is as important as one’s life. I learned to write each song as if it were my last. I learned about the importance of art in combatting the hatred and bigotry we see around us every day.” [Read More...]
Interview: Spain’s Josh Haden
I never assume I’m a great songwriter, but I was definitely born into it. I’ve been writing songs ever since I was around five years old. The first song I wrote was in 1973 and it was entitled "Need A Little Love". I can still remember the verses and chorus. So I enjoy the process of writing. Songwriting makes me feel like a whole person. It’s my job and life. [Read More...]
INTERVIEW: Josh Haden (Spain)
One time when I was playing in the street in front of our house in L.A. I saw this ice cream truck in the distance. It didn’t look like a normal ice cream truck, it was kind of beat up and falling apart. I was like, “What’s this?” The truck pulled up in front of me and the door opened. It was Don Cherry! One of my dad’s best friends and pivotal free jazz and world music trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist. “Excuse me, does Charlie Haden live here?” “Yes,” I responded. Cherry turned around and yelled “OK kids, you can get out now!” The back door opened and about fifteen kids piled out, all ready to play and have fun. [Read More...]
Josh Haden of Spain
“My friend brought his boombox to school, slammed it on the lunch table, said, ‘Josh, listen to this,’ and pressed play. It was ‘Jealous Again’ by Black Flag, and all those other bands went out the window. [Read More...]
First Listen: Spain - Carolina
Mixing up a density of emotion and musical sophistication in contrast with a great sense of space and atmosphere, Carolina reasserts Spain as one of the great Americana bands of the last 20 years. [Read More...]
Spain, the songwriting vehicle for seasoned musician Josh Haden, will release new LP Carolina on June 3. Hailed as “slowcore progenitors,” the band’s new song, “Station 2,” displays a confidence in that genre— a downtempo tune with plenty of room for storytelling and a big emphasis on the more emotional moments. There’s also a bit of classic-rock worship in the mix; fans of Dawes should take notice. We are proud to premiere “Station 2” on today. [Read More...]
Spain (1), rupture au ralenti
Les chansons de She Haunts My Dreams parlent d'amour brisé, gâché, caché, ou finalement révélé, parti pour une incertaine éternité. [Read More...]
Spain (2), elle hantait ses rêves
La différence notable entre I Believe et son prédécesseur, c'est que les chansons baignent dans l'aube dorée d'une béatitude amoureuse que leur auteur ne songe pas une minute à cacher. [Read More...]
Spain Schedules Show At Bootleg HiFi
Spain recently wrote via Facebook: "The Spain Show is finally coming to L.A. See what the East Coast and Europe has been talking about. Special guests, musical unpredictability, spiritual camaraderie, excitement, entertainment, grooviness." And that L.A. show will take place at the Bootleg HiFi on Friday, June 19! [Read More...]
TuneCore Live: SXSW Edition
We’re proud to boast that one-third of the artists performing at SXSW 2015 have distributed through TuneCore. We’ve created a “TuneCore Live: SXSW Edition" playlist on Spotify, which features over 200+ of the artists playing at the festival. [Read More...]
Jack Black, CIA és vegytiszta örömzene
Édesapja, Charlie minden idők egyik legjobb dzsesszbőgőse volt, sógora pedig az a Jack Black, akit ugyan Hollywoodban komikusként tartanak számon, ám gitárvirtuóznak sem utolsó. Josh Haden először járt Magyarországon Spain nevű együttesével. Közvetlenségéből, zene iránti alázatából sokan tanulhatnának. Interjú. [Read More...]
Singer/songwriter’s band Spain comes to Jammin Java
Band’s frontman has built a simple sound based on a Cash advance. [Read More...]
Genre-bending Josh Haden and Spain at Tin Angel
The genre-bending bassist, singer, and songwriter has moved his band Spain through distanced, noir-pop efforts (as in 1999's She Haunts My Dreams) tinged by abstract jazz and slow-core country toward the moody yet direct sound of 2014's Sargent Place.
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Blue-Eyed Soul Band Spain Bring Their Disquieting Sounds to NYC
For the past twenty-odd years, Josh Haden’s group Spain have occupied a unique, distantly Lynchian netherworld of blue-eyed soul and moody, purist pop tunesmithing, sort of like the Eels playing Orbison – or vice versa. They’re making a rare couple of stops in NYC, first at the Lincoln Center Atrium on Jan 29 at 7:30 PM for free, early arrival being the keyword there. They’re also at Rough Trade on Feb 3 at 9 for $15. [Read More...]
Spain Frontman Josh Haden Talks ‘Sargent Place’
Review Fix chats with Spain singer Josh Haden about his new album, “Sargent Place” and his new association with Dine Alone Records. Holden also discusses his love for performing live and how producer Gus Seyffert affected the overall sound of the record. [Read More...]
The American rock band, Spain, which features singer/bassist Josh Haden, has announced U.S. and European tour dates, for January and March. You can check out the dates and details, after the break.

01.28.15 – US-Boston, MA, Great Scott
01.29.15 – US-New York, NY, Lincoln Center (David Rubenstein Atrium)
02.01.15 – US-Philadelphia, PA, Tin Angel
02.02.15 – US-Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
02.03.15 – US-Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
02.07.15 – GR-Athens, Gazarte
02.08.15 – DE-Köln, Studio 672
02.09.15 – NL-Nijmegen, Doornrosje
02.10.15 – BE-Bruxelles, Le Botanique
02.11.15 – NL-Maastricht, Muziekgieterij
02.12.15 – FR-Paris, Petit Bain
02.13.15 – CH-Thun, Cafe Bar Mokka
02.14.15 – FR-Marseille, A Poste à Galène
02.15.15 – IT-Florence, Sala Vanni
02.16.15 – IT-Cantù, All’1 e 35 circa
02.17.15 – IT-Ravenna, Madonna dell’Albero
02.18.15 – IT-Turin, Folk Club
02.19.15 – CH-Zürich, Bogen F
02.20.15 – DE-Nürnberg, K4
02.21.15 – DE-Schorndorf, Manufaktur
02.22.15 – AT-Wien, Chelsea
02.23.15 – RS-Belgrad, Dom Omladir
02.25.15 – HU-Budapest, A38
02.27.15 – AT-Ebensee, Kino Ebensee
02.28.15 – AT-Wörgl, Astner Saal
03.01.15 – DE-Dresden, JazzClub Tonne
03.02.15 – DE-Berlin, Privatclub
03.03.15 – DK-Aarhus, VoxHall
03.04.15 – NO-Oslo, Buckleys
03.06.15 – DK-Kopenhagen, Beta
03.07.14 – DE-Wredenhagen, Scheune
03.08.15 – DE-Hamburg, Nachtasyl
03.09.15 – BE-Liège, Reflektor
03.10.15 – DE-Bielefeld, Forum
03.11.15 – NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso [Read More...]
Treperenje žica i ljudskog glasa
Jedan od ključnih Amerikana bendova - Spain - po prvi put će nastupiti u Beogradu 23. februara, od 21 sat u sali Amerikana Doma omladine. [Read More...]
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