Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Show Spotlight #15: Spain at Indra Musikclub in Hamburg, Germany, Dec. 5, 2012. Indra is the place in Hamburg "where the Beatles played first." This is especially gratifying to our own keyboardist/guitarist Randy Kirk, the world's #1 Beatles fan! We are very lucky to have Adrian Crowley opening the show! Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Show Spotlight #14: Spain at Werk2-Kulturfabrik in Leipzig, Germany, Dec. 4, 2012. The building that houses Werk 2 was originally built as a gas meter factory in 1848. In 1992 it was transformed into a culture factory and the rest is history! Supporting us on this show is the fantastic singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley! See you there.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Show Spotlight #13: Spain at Beatpol in Dresden, Germany, Dec. 3, 2012. Originally built as an inn in 1896, Beatpol (formerly Star Club) has been bringing music to the people of Dresden since 1990. With us once again will be the terrific Fabrizio Cammarata! See you there!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Show Spotlight #12: Spain at Heimathafen Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2, 2012. So happy to be back in Berlin! Heimathafen is a Volkstheater-Kollektiv which also produces lots of music concerts! We are excited to be a part of one of them. Again with the great Fabrizio Cammarata! This will be the final show with original Spain rhythm guitarist Merlo Podlewski before we are joined by Dylan McKenzie for the rest of the tour. See you there!
Show Spotlight #11: Spain at Rätschenmühle in Geislingen, Germany, December 1, 2012. Rätschenmühle is a music and cultural center in the historic city of Geislingen. Joining us on tour will be Fabrizio Cammarata! We are looking forward to playing there!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Show Spotlight #10: Spain at Paroisse de l'Epiphanie, Ville de Vernier, Switzerland, Nov. 30, 2012. Come see us play in a beautiful church in the equally beautiful city of Vernier in Switzerland. Opening once again will be Fabrizio Cammarata. See you there! More info. Facebook event page.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Show Spotlight #9: Spain at Teatro Dal Verme (I Pomeriggi Musicali) in Milan, Italy, Nov. 29, 2012. The Teatro Dal Verme is steeped in history. Originally built in 1872 as an opera house, it was renovated in 1991 and now houses multiple performance spaces. Opening the first of several shows with us will be the great singer-songwriter Fabrizio Cammarata. This will be a memorable evening!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Show Spotlight #8: Spain at La Gare de Coustellet, in Coustellet, France, Nov. 28, 2012. Housed in a former train station, La Gare has been Coustellet's musical, cultural, and educational center since 1996. We can't wait to play there! More info. Facebook event page.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Show Spotlight #7: Spain at La Coopérative de Mai in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Nov. 27, 2012. Since 2000, La Coopérative de Mai has brought not only live and recorded music, but art, culture and arts education to the people of historic Clermont-Ferrand. We are very happy to be playing there! Facebook event page.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Show Spotlight #6: Spain at 6PAR4 in Laval, France, Nov. 25 2012. Join us for a "Sunday Is Shining" afternoon concert at this beautiful contemporary music center. 6PAR4 is a defender and champion of great music! We hope to see you there! More info. Facebook event page.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Show Spotlight #5: Spain at Le 106, in Rouen, France, Nov. 24 2012. Le 106 is a relatively new concert hall located on the left bank of the Seine in the port city of Rouen. Sharing the bill with us will be Bon Iver's spectacular horn man Colin Stetson. This will be a one-of-a-kind evening! Hope you can join us! More info. Facebook event page.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Show Spotlight #4: Spain at Festival BBmix, in Paris, France, Nov. 23 2012. BBMix is a big annual music festival just outside Paris. Lots of great bands are performing. Joining us on the night we're playing are father & son flamenco guitar & cello duo Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus, and Stefan Lakatos, the world's most preemminent purveyor of the Moondog style of drumming. This will be an amazing night of music and we hope you can join us! More info. Facebook event page.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Show Spotlight #3: Spain at Hafen 2, in Offenbach am Main, Germany, Nov. 22, 2012. Hafen 2 ("Harbor 2") is a non-profit "wild combination of artistic space, petting zoo, concert hall, café, arthouse cinema, meadow, art studio and house club." Our kind of place! Joining us at this show (as with the previous show, and all shows on this tour through Berlin) will be original Spain rhythm guitarist Merlo Podlewski. We hope to see you there! More info. Facebook event page.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Show Spotlight #2: Spain at Gleis 22 in Münster, Germany Nov. 21. Gleis 22 is a well-established (since 1987) and unique rock club. The good people who run Gleis 22 seriously love music. We are arriving in Germany from the US on the morning of the 21st then driving to Münster and playing the same night. We will be jet-lagged and tired but psyched to play this show! So happy to be back in Germany! More info. Facebook event page.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Show Spotlight #1: Spain at the beautiful The Echo in Echo Park, CA. November 10. We haven't played here in a long time. Supporting us for this show will be the Legendary Duo aka Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss, and Miracle Parade. Legendary Duo play a great version of our song "Spiritual". They are amazing, and we've wanted to play with them for a long time. Miracle Parade is the solo project from alt-folk singer/songwriter Christopher Pappas. Joining us on stage for this show, as well as for several shows on our upcoming European tour, will be original Spain rhythm guitarist Merlo Podlewski. This is the first show we've played with Merlo in over ten years! It will be an honor to share the stage with him again! Join the Facebook event page. Click here to watch a video of Spain with Merlo Podlewski playing on a 1996 television show.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Dead Sea Scrolls, the new solo album by the band Spain bassist & vocalist Josh Haden, was released today exclusively via BandCamp. Dead Sea Scrolls is the follow-up to Josh Haden's 2006 Dan The Automator-produced debut solo album Devoted. Dead Sea Scrolls is quite a change from Devoted, however, using lo-fi, religious-themed vocals, warbly bass guitar tones and neo-apocalyptic sound effects in place of drum loops and neo-soul crooning. The album is available for purchase from the Dead Sea Scrolls BandCamp page.