Live At The Love Song

by Spain

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One beautiful April morning in 2016 Josh Haden, bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Los Angeles Indie Pop Slowcore Americana Free Jazz music collective Spain, woke up and thought to himself, “You know, I’d like to go on tour in L.A.”

Josh made some phone calls, and every Tuesday night, between May 2016 and March 2017, rain or shine, with the exception of the periods the band were on tour in Europe, Spain played in a little downtown L.A. speakeasy called The Love Song Bar. Part of the historic Regent Theater, built in 1924, the room oozes old school charm and classic Martinis.

“One of the things we started doing on tour in Europe was inviting guests to join us on stage. It was fun for us and I think the fans enjoyed it also. No two shows were alike. I took this idea and expanded it to our L.A. residency.” Over the course of the year the key unit of Spain (featuring Haden, lead guitarist Kenny Lyon, keyboardist & guitarist Shon Sullivan, and drummer Danny Frankel) were joined on stage by such groundbreaking musicians as multiple Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, Sun Ra drummer Craig Haynes, violinist and singer Petra Haden (Josh’s sister), Best Coast guitarist Bobb Bruno, Circle Jerks alumni multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss, former Macy Gray saxophonist Matt DeMerritt, violinist extraordinaire Lili Haydn, and many more.

“When we were on tour in Europe I was recording all our shows with my portable recording device. I started doing that too with the Love Song shows. My friend, music producer and visual artist Nate Pottker started bringing his gear which enabled the recordings to have a much higher quality sound-wise. I began posting these recordings to the Spain music subscription page (spaintheband.bandcamp.com/subscribe), and our European record label Glitterhouse heard one of them and said, ‘We want to put that on vinyl!’”. (Haden’s Diamond Soul imprint is releasing the album on CD in North America).

“Nate and I went even further. I burrowed through all the recordings and picked what I thought best represented the Spain at the Love Song experience. Some of our greatest moments with Bill Frisell, Petra Haden, Bobb Bruno, and others are represented on this record. I didn’t want to put any effects on the tracks or try to make it sound like a studio album. I wanted the listener to feel what it’s like to come and hear Spain on any given Tuesday night at the Love Song.”

What’s Spain doing now? You can still see them at the Love Song in L.A., where they play the last Thursday night of every month. “Our Love Song residency is going into its first full year of shows!” remarks Josh. Spain are commencing work for their seventh full-length studio effort. “Our Love Song gig has really inspired me. Not only is it a lot of fun and a place to try out new songs, but it gives me ideas on how we should make the next record. It’s been a huge honor to play with all these great musicians. That sense of spontaneity and adventure is what I want to convey on our next studio album.”

Order the vinyl here: label.glitterhouse.com/releases.php?show=265

Spain plays every last Thursday of the month at the Love Song.

More about Spain: www.spaintheband.com
More about the Love Song: www.theregenttheater.com/the-love-song-bar/

credits

released June 29, 2017

Josh Haden - Bass, Vocals
Kenny Lyon - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Danny Frankel - Drums, Percussion
Shon Sullivan - Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar

with (in order of appearance):

Matthew DeMerritt - Saxophone
Ryan Qualls - Drums
Bobb Bruno - Guitar
Craig Haynes - Drums
Mike Bolger - Trumpet
Petra Haden - Violin, Vocals
Bill Frisell - Guitar
Zander Schloss - Bouzouki
Joe Baiza - Guitar
Natt Pottker - Percussion
Niko Solorio - Digital Guitar
Love Song Mystery Choir

Recording produced by Nate Pottker
Live sound engineered by Ryan Qualls

All songs written by Josh Haden
All songs published by Angel Heurtebise and administered by Diamond Soul (North America) and Mute Song (Rest of the World) except "From The Dust" and "I'm Still Free" published by Angel Heurtebise [administered by Diamond Soul (North America) and Mute Song (Rest of the World)], Athenor Industry, Matt Mayhall Songs, and Telharmonia Music.

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Track Name: Tangerine (feat. Matthew DeMerritt)
I see
The lie through the seal
Lie through the seal
Tonight

Through the seal
I’ll make the lie my own
Mary won’t know
This time

White fields
Of rain over me
Rain over me
In time

White seas
This claim distills me
Mary won’t drink
This wine
Track Name: Every Time I Try (feat. Ryan Qualls)
I want to hold you
But every time I try
Something keeps you
Out of reach

I want to love you
But every time I try
Something keeps
Love away
And I can feel it

So love me right now
Though it won't last
Girl don't make me try
'Cause I'll lose you forever
Every time
Every time

But every time I try
To put our love out
Like a fire
You keep me in your reach

And every time I try
To throw away my desire
You hold me
So close
And I can feel it

So love me right now
Though it won't last
Girl don't make me try
'Cause I'll lose you forever
Every time
Every time
Track Name: World Of Blue (feat. Bobb Bruno)
Blue is such a cold shelter
Blue is such a cold shelter

Blue is the color of the sky
Blue is the color of her eyes
Blue is the color of the mountains
Blue is the color of the sea

Blue is such a cold shelter
Blue is such a cold shelter
Track Name: Untitled No. 1 (feat. Craig Haynes and Mike Bolger)
Walked away
Released from all my crimes
Walked away
Released from all my crimes

But I could never hide
What I kept inside

Walked away
Released from all my sins
Walked away
Released from all my sins

But the cruelest thing
Was all my suffering
When I held you that night
I knew it felt so right
I knew it felt so right

Walked away
Released from all my crimes
Walked away
Released from all my crimes

But I could never hide
What I kept inside
Track Name: Ray Of Light (feat. Bill Frisell, Petra Haden, and Zander Schloss)
Ray of light
I never see
Through the passing clouds
Or through the trees

When you left
Into the pouring rain
I knew I’d never
See you again

Ray of light
Won’t shine through
When love is through
When love is through

Late one night
I heard you at my door
But I pretended like
I wasn’t home

Please forgive
Me for what I’ve done
But you know I would’ve done it
Like I did before

Ray of light
Won’t shine through
What can I do
What can I do

Ray of light
I never see
Through the passing clouds
Or through the trees

When you left
Into the pouring rain
I knew I’d never
See you again

Ray of light
Won’t shine through
When love is through
When love is through
Track Name: Lorelei
I don't want to fight your war tonight
Put away all your guns and knives

I am waiting
Lorelei

I don't want to see the streets tonight
I am so weary and so tired

I am waiting
Lorelei

Violence holds
The scene below

People act out their paces
Go through their places
Burn all the traces

We alone
Carry forth

We are two so despite what you do
Despite what you see
Don't give up
We're gonna be free
Lorelei
Track Name: Spiritual (feat. Petra Haden and the Love Song Mystery Gospel Choir)
Jesus
I don’t want to die alone
Jesus, oh Jesus
I don’t want to die alone
My love wasn’t true
Now all I have is you
Jesus, oh Jesus
I don’t want to die alone

Jesus
If you hear my last breath
Don't leave me here
Left to die a lonely death
I know I have sinned
But lord I’m suffering
Jesus, oh Jesus
If you hear my last breath

Jesus
I don’t want to die alone
Jesus, oh Jesus
I don’t want to die alone
My love wasn’t true
Now all I have is you
Jesus, oh Jesus
I don’t want to die alone

All my troubles
All my pain
Will leave me once again