English space rock band Spiritualized have announced a new studio album to be released on September 7 via Fat Possum in the US and Bella Union in the UK and Europe. The album can be preordered now along with first single “A Perfect Miracle” and album track “I’m Your Man.”
The album will be the bands eighth studio album and their first since Sweet Heart Sweet Light in 2012. The band formed in 1990 and their 1997 album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space was named album of the year by NME Magazine. Frontman Jason Pierce formed the band and has remained as the only constant member and the mastermind behind the new album.
“Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making, but without having the funds to do so, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.”
“The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use as 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.”
“With a bit of trial and lot of error, I found ways of doing something that’s quite simple if you’ve got the resources. I spent two weeks listening to classical records and strumming the chord that I wanted on my guitar. When I found something to match what I wanted, I’d sample that bit and go for the next chord and try to match that. It took weeks, trying to put together and layer convincing string sounds. But, if I’m honest, all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record”
See the track list below.
1. A Perfect Miracle
2. I’m Your Man
3. Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go
4. Let’s Dance
5. On The Sunshine
7. The Morning After
8. The Prize
9. Sail On Through