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1995: Josh Haden and his band Spain release their debut, slowcore genre-defining defying deifying album The Blue Moods Of Spain, which contains such almost-hits as "Untitled #1" and "Spiritual". Johnny Cash records "Spiritual" for his 1996 Rick Rubin-produced album "Unchained". Major label bidding war ensues. All band activity shuts down at the behest of major labels.
1999: After three years, Josh decides to escape Hollywood and record Spain's sophomore album, She Haunts My Dreams, on an island in the Swedish Archipelago. The band returns to the open arms of fans in Europe and the U.S. "Every Time I Try" appears in the hit TV show "Six Feet Under".
2001: The Major Label Bidding War finally implodes with cruel finality and Josh records the third and final album for his indie recording contract with no label support or producer. Josh decides to quit music forever and embarks on requisite six-year period of "self-discovery", AKA Josh enters "The Heart Of Darkness".
2012: Brought back to life in part by hip-hop producer Dan The Automator, in part by European label (and world's biggest Spain fans) Glitterhouse, Josh Haden's Spain release their fourth studio album, Soul Of Spain. Three years in the making, "Soul" is one half older songs, one half brand new songs, and his audience welcomes him with open-minded enthusiasm.
2014: Fueled by a new recording contract with North American label Dine Alone, Josh and Spain record their fifth studio album, Sargent Place, on Sargent Place with Beck and Black Keys alum Gus Seyffert. More European touring commences along with their first U.S. dates outside Los Angeles in over ten years.
2016: Abandoned by Dine Alone, but still championed by Glitterhouse, Josh records sixth Spain studio album Carolina with a new producer, new studio, and new outlook. The result is what both fans and critics claim is the best sounding, most emotional, most personal, most best songwriting Spain album since 1995's Blue Moods. Spain embarks on an electrifying series of concerts in Europe and begins an open-ended Los Angeles residency celebrated for it's unpredictability and dangerous attraction to magical improvisation, unbelievable guest musicians, and fist fights amongst audience members.
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Because we don't know what the rest of 2016 and into 2017 has in store for us. But Spain knows it will be filled with the best songs of their storied career. And stories. Lots of stories, songs, and as a subscriber you will have exclusive access to it all.
It starts with a recording of Spain's legendary 17 May 2016 pre-European tour performance at the Love Song in Downtown Los Angeles. Listen for the angelic voices at the end of "Spiritual". They are calling the spirits and souls of the living and the dead.
Then will come the new songs, demos, ideas, more live recordings, magic 8-Ball predictions, subscriber-only items, CDs/7"s/Vinyl/Books all for the sake of beauty and the calling of music in its purity, and those who would like to see Josh and Spain flourish. A beginning level $25 / year subscription includes everything we release on the Spain Bandcamp page, subscriber-only items, and one physical item mailed to you. Two more levels include more goodies and everyone receives the eternal gratitude of Josh Haden and the sending of happiness.
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What you get:
- All the new music we make, streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.*
Exclusive access to the Spain fan community.
- These back-catalog and subscriber-only releases:
- A 10% discount on all our merchandise.
- The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting us in a sustainable way.
For $25/year, you get everything above.
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For $100/year, you get everything above, plus:
At least one signed copy of one physical item released during the year, and your name in the credits of said physical item. And Josh's enduring gratitude.You’re a subscriberThank you!
For $500/year, you get everything above, plus:
Admission for you and a guest to any one Spain concert anywhere in the world, once per year. "Meet And Greet" with Josh and the band before or after the show, depending on time and availabllilty. Other ideas that will come to Josh. And Josh's enduring gratitude.You’re a subscriberThank you!