We still have that galaxy called summer on the immediate horizon, but here’s an excuse to look forward past Labor Day: A new album from Spiritualized is floating our way.
Jason Pierce revealed the news this morning (June 11), offering up a groovy little number called “I’m Your Man” as a taster. Spiritualized’s new LP is called And Nothing Hurt, and it’s out in September via Fat Possum. Pierce mostly wrote and recorded the follow-up to 2012’s Sweet Heart Sweet Light in his London home, with a few exceptions.
“The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session,” Pierce says, via Brooklyn Vegan. “There are bits that I went to a studio to record — mainly drums and percussion. I mean, there’s no way I’m going to get timpani up my stairs. When I came to terms with how I was going to make the record, I assumed it was going to sound like Lee Perry — all flying in from different angles; all extraordinary and not hi-tech in construction. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use when they’re making records — I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right.”
Spiritualized have also detailed a few live dates for 2018, but so far the only ones from a docket with U.S. of A. letter head are an October 11 show at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and an October 16 date at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre. Maybe some space will be filled in between now and then.