We‚Äôre proud to boast that one-third of the artists performing at SXSW 2015 have distributed through TuneCore. We‚Äôve created a ‚ÄúTuneCore Live: SXSW Edition" playlist on Spotify, which features over 200+ of the artists playing at the festival. [Read More...]
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. [Read More...]
For the past twenty-odd years, Josh Haden‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď or vice versa. They‚Äôre 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‚Äôre also at Rough Trade on Feb 3 at 9 for $15. [Read More...]
Review Fix chats with Spain singer Josh Haden about his new album, ‚ÄúSargent Place‚ÄĚ 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...]
Kultni amerikana bend iz Los AnńĎelesa, Spain, imańáe 23. februara premijerni nastup u Srbiji. Dom omladine Beograda ugostińáe jedan od najcenjenijih sastava ‚Äúamerikana‚ÄĚ zvuka u okviru turneje gde promoviŇ°u njihov poslednji album ‚ÄúSargent Place‚Äú. [Read More...]
The long-awaited November 4, 2014 release of Spain‚Äôs fifth record, Sargent Place, only served to whet the appetite of a growing legion of fans all over the world. Josh Haden is the vocalist, songwriter, bassist, and mysterious mastermind behind L.A.‚Äôs dream-pop band with the subliminal soundtracks. [Read More...]
Prvi put u Beogradu 23. februara u Domu omladine Beograda amerińćki bend Spain ńáe odrŇĺati koncert na kojem ńáe predstaviti svoj najnoviji album "Sargent Place", najavili su danas organizatori. [Read More...]
I 2012 g√¶stede Spain Voxhall, hvor GAFFAs Bjarke Kirkegaard Nielsen stod p√• pletten. Han gav det introverte band fem udadvendte stjerner og skrev: "Spains musik kan bedst beskrives som musik, man kan lukke √łjnene til uden at falde i s√łvn, eller som en kop varm suppe p√• en vinterdag. Det f√łles bare godt." [Read More...]
The son of the late, legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden (his final studio recordings are on the album) and the brother to equally talented musicians Petra and Rachel Haden, Josh utilized his family‚Äôs rich musical talent on this recording, and their presence‚ÄĒboth physically and spiritually‚ÄĒis felt throughout. A case in point is ‚ÄúThe Fighter,‚ÄĚ which features a tune originally plucked out on an acoustic guitar gifted to Josh by Rachel, and elegant backing vocals and strings from Petra. [Read More...]
Critics and fans have called the music of Josh Haden‚Äôs Spain dreamy, layered, even ‚Äújazz-tinged slow core.‚ÄĚ The band‚Äôs latest release, Sargent Place, produced by Gus Seyffert (Norah Jones, Beck) continues that floating thread of a subconscious, faraway inner turmoil longing for respite or recourse. [Read More...]
Josh Haden‚Äôs Spain has been the worst-kept secret amongst discriminating music fans and post-millennials in L.A. and everywhere else. For close to 20 years, the vocalist/bassist/composer‚Äôs been keeping the dream world alive in subterranean, subconscious music that sinks into the core ‚ÄĒ beneath reason and pretense, into everyone‚Äôs universal language. [Read More...]
L.A.‚Äôs Spain readies for the release of fifth album Sargent Place, out November 4. The band recently made a new video for ‚ÄúLove At First Sight,‚ÄĚ and MAGNET is premiering it here. The song itself is a chilled-out slow jam, and the clip that accompanies moves at an equally slow pace. In fact, the whole video is centered around time as we slowly follow the adventures of one indecisive man. [Read More...]
Sargent Place is the new album from my band Spain. We recorded it in a house on a street in the Elysian Park area of Los Angeles called Sargent Place. The house was rented by our producer Gus Seyffert. It was a very intense two weeks of recording and mixing and that‚Äôs probably why I chose the street name for the title.
The principle singer and songwriter of Spain is Josh Haden, the son of jazz legend Charlie Haden, and brother to the Haden triplet sisters, Petra, Rachel and Tanya. Spain began in 1993 and released their debut album, The Blue Moods Of Spain, in 1995. In 2001, Haden took a hiatus and reformed the band in 2007. Seductive, moody, and touched by a hint of jazz and late night romanticism, the debut album set a high standard for singer-songwriters.
The Dark Stuff Podcast #104 is a continuation of the interview with Josh Haden of the band Spain from #103. In this part of the interview, Haden talks about the second and third Spain LPs, his contractual issues with Restless Records, and the initial break-up of Spain. He then discusses his solo career, his collaborations (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Sean Lennon, DJ Shadow, Blue Man Group), and the re-formation of Spain. [Read More...]