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The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Thursday

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that ha… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 29, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Killing Joke’s Youth Producing New Spiritualized LP

Jason Pierce is happy to go for years and years without releasing anything new, so any news we get of a new Spiritualized album is always an awesome surprise. And now we’re getting some. Apparently, Pierce and his accomplices are working on the follow-up to 2012’s great Sweet Heart Sweet Light right now. They’re recording… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 11:37 am

Spritualized’s Jason Pierce Is No Longer Shit-Talking The Space Project

On the forthcoming Record Store Day compilation The Space Project, artists like Beach House and Youth Lagoon contribute songs that use sounds recorded in space. Spiritualized contributed the new song “Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song),” but then frontman Jason Pierce, earlier this week, had some not-too-flattering things to say about the entire endeavor. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2014 - 10:33 am

Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce Criticizes The Space Project, Says He Only Did It Because He Was Broke

Back in February we heard “Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song),” Spiritualized’s contribution to Lefse’s Record Store Day compilation, The Space Project. Apparently Jason Pierce’s heart wasn’t in it; he told NME he only did it for the money. Here’s Pierce explaining his involvement:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Spiritualized – “Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)”

One of the more novel releases coming out on Record Store Day (4/19) is the Space Project compilation. As explained when we shared Youth Lagoon’s buzzing “Worms,” the collection features songs that incorporate sounds taken from Voyager space probes. In its most expansive form, the release comes in a box set with several 7-inchs, each… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 12, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Cut Copy – “Free Your Mind (Spiritualized Remix)”

As Cut Copy dish out their series of remixes for “Free Your Mind” you can tell it’s a smart choice to include Spiritualized. “Free Your Mind,” both the song and the full album, is a glitzy and colorful rush and adding in J. Spaceman’s distorted come-down provides a welcome change from all the aural candy-flipping. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 14, 2013 - 10:48 am

Mexican Summer To Celebrate 5 Years With Fest, Book, LP

The Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer will celebrate its five-year anniversary next month with a two-day festival at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, featuring some of their breakout artists including Ariel Pink, the Fresh And Onlys, and No Joy. In addition, the label will be releasing a limited-edition book showcasing previously unseen artwork and writing by… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 16, 2013 - 11:29 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

My sentimental favorite this week is SD’s video for the “New World Order” remix, with Danny Brown, mostly because I can’t ever imagine myself getting tired of seeing Danny Brown, drunk and shirtless, too-tight tight pants sagging and hair blowing out, in a kitchen surrounded by Chicago teenage goons, having a wonderful time. That guy! More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Spiritualized – “I Am What I Am” Video

The very, very good Sweet Heart Sweet Light, the most recent Spritualized album, is more than a year old now. And it’s also been more than a year since the band teamed up with the great video director AG Rojas for the intense, visceral “Hey Jane” video. But Spiritualized have once again enlisted the service… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2013 - 9:31 am

Spiritualized Albums From Worst To Best

A writer friend of mine recently gave me some advice: One of the hardest stories to sell is one about a consistently excellent band releasing another strong album. It’s not a comeback, it’s not a severe stylistic left turn, it’s just an artist continuing to refine their sound after many years in the game, and… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 30, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two — resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories — I feel like I’m starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The top two videos on this list couldn’t be more different in terms of concept, execution, intent, emotion, or aesthetic — or, perhaps least important of all, music. They do, however, have one thing in common: They’re both biker epics. A couple of weeks ago, Twin Shadow landed at the top of this list with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 6, 2012 - 11:37 am

Spiritualized – “Little Girl” Video

Thus far, Spiritualized’s excellent new Sweet Heart Sweet Light album has yielded two videos. Jason Pierce hasn’t appeared in either of them, and both of them follow the harrowing stories of outsider types trying to scrape by on the fringes of society. “Hey Jane” had a transgender stripper, and now “Little Girl” focuses on a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2012 - 9:01 am

Spiritualized, Nikki Lane @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 5/22/12

While it is difficult to believe that Lazer Guided Melodies is nearly twenty years old, Spiritualized are still very much alive and kicking as they stopped by the Wiltern Theater in support of their latest excellent album Sweet Heart Sweet Light. The spine-tingling moment of the evening was their gorgeous rendition of “Ladies And Gentleme… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 23, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Lazer Guided Melodies Turns 20

The first time I saw Spiritualized live, I was maybe 21, and I was absolutely determined that I would not experience them sober. They were playing in Rochester, about a 90-minute drive from where I was going to college in Syracuse, and I brought a gallon jug of Carlo Rossi merlot — absolutely disgusting shit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Watch Spiritualized On Letterman

You have to love the fact that Spiritualized are getting airtime on network television in 2012. Last night, the band rolled through the Late Show With David Letterman, playing an abridged but still monolithic and noisy version of “Hey Jane,” the opener and lead single from their deeply excellent new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2012 - 10:19 am

Album Of The Week: Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized have never recorded a bad album. Depending on your feelings about Amazing Grace, they’ve never recorded one that’s less than great. (That one had “Hold On,” so I’m on the pro-Amazing Grace side of that particular divide.) Ever since the band formed, Jason Pierce, the only constant member, has hit on a style that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012 - 3:41 pm

Stream Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Since Spiritualized announced their new release Sweet Heart Sweet Light, the album cycle has already produced a great single as well as that song’s memorable, AG Rojas-directed music video. Last week, our T. Cole Rachel spoke with Spirtualized figurehead Jason Pierce about the recording process:

STEREOGUM: How was the experience of making Sweet… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 9, 2012 - 10:55 am

Progress Report: Spiritualized

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Progress Report: Jason Pierce chats about the new Spiritualized album and the perils of perfectionism.

It’s easy to take for granted what an influence on popular music Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) has had over the past three decades. As a member of Spacemen 3, Pierce trademarked a kind of… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 30, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO’s medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season’s plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions’ ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to “your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am
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