Brooklyn’s beloved label Mexican Summer is gearing up to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a limited edition hardcover book, an exclusive 10-inch EP and a live music festival set to take place at Pioneer Works on Oct. 11-12.
The Hopscotch Music Festival returns to downtown Raleigh, N.C., for its fourth annual go-round on Sept. 5-7. The lineup features more than 175 bands from a wide variety of genres, including rock, hip-hop, metal, punk, alt-country, classical and folk. Festival-goers will enjoy performances by Spiritualized, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Big Boi and the Breeders, plus dozens more.
Jason Pierce has long expressed a weary search for redemption -- whether through the promise of romantic love, the fix offered by narcotics, or salvation from a higher power -- in the space-gospel of Spiritualized, of which he is the lone continuous member. At its best, the band engenders intoxicated catharsis, the draining relief of a hangover broken. But in the band's more indulgent moments, the
It's been a long four years for Spiritualized fans since the release of 'Songs in A&E,' but the wait for new music is almost over: the space rock pioneers' new album, 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light,' is out next week. And actually, you don't even have to wait that long to hear it -- thanks to NPR, you can stream the whole thing right now.