Spain Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Spain return to Glitterhouse Records with their seventh studio LP. Josh Haden wanted to capture the energy of the band’s concerts on Mandala Brush. As such, all songs were recorded live and without a click track. This results in a nice ebb and flow to the brooding Americana-noir of tracks like ‘Maya In The Summer’.
- Vinyl Double LP (GRLP964)
What. A. Life.
One morning Spain’s Josh Haden woke up and thought "You know, I'd like to go on tour in L.A.” We’ve all been there. Thing is Josh made it actually happen and his band booked a residency at an LA speakeasy called The Love Song Bar. He also taped the results which you can hear on this album.
- Vinyl Double LP (GRLP913)
Spain is the long-running band project of Josh Haden. Josh’s father was in fact Charlie Haden, the big-deal free jazz bassist who played in Ornette Coleman’s classic quartet, and his recent death appears to have been an influence on the americana-tinged Carolina, the first new music from the group in a while. On Glitterhouse.
Do you like Spain? (I mean the band, not the country) Well then you’ll love this bargainous release, which collects the group’s first three records in one nifty 3-in-1 Value Pack. The slowcore heroes’ records were originally CD only until some 2012 vinyl reissues, so these albums are still pretty vinyl-fresh. On blue, clear, and translucent orange vinyl, courtesy of Omnivore.
Sargent Place is the 7th studio album by slowcore legends Spain. The album is regarded as being the Los Angeles four-piece’s best work since their 1995 debut, The Blue Moods Of Spain. The band are fronted by Josh Haden who is the son of jazz legend Charlie Haden. Sargent Place features a father-son duet and the string playing of Josh’s sister, Petra Haden. The album is named after the street on which the recording studio was situated in LA’s Echo Park.
Sargent Place is available on vinyl LP, with CD and CD.
In the '90s, for many record companies and music fans, the CD was the format of choice and vinyl was mostly forgotten about. Because of this, none of the Spain albums were originally issued on vinyl. To right that wrong, the slowcore heroes albums are now being reissued on 180g coloured vinyl through Omnivore Recordings, starting with their debut The Blue Moods Of Spain, which will be appositely pressed on clear blue vinyl.
Back in 2012 Josh Haden’s Spain did a session for KRCW. The seven-song set has now made it to the pressing plant under the name The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session. Drawing tunes from across the band’s extensive back-catalogue, the intimate feel of these recordings brings new poignancy to the melancholy indiecana of Haden’s songwriting.