I was just thinking about how funny it is that many of our reviews have claimed that our album is largely unlike any of the Love Spirals Downwards albums, aside from one song — but that “one song” is always a different song! Some claim the song “most like LSD” is “Swollen Sea,” others “You Girl,” or “He Calls Me,” yet others claim it’s “Windblown Kiss,” or “Dejame” (which is the one I figured would be cited). So, if all of these people are to be believed, then actually about half of our album sounds pretty darned close to Love Spirals Downwards. Yet, still, most people seem to be in agreement that Lovespirals are really nothing like LSD. How can that be true?
The one thing that really bugs me is how many people want to tag it as a Jazz album, when it so obviously isn’t. I mean, come on — none of the songs listed above are even Jazz songs, and neither are the two songs with Sean, or really even “Oh So Long,” since that’s Blues. “Our Nights” is not truly Jazz, either. In fact, there is only 1 true Jazz song “I Can’t See You,” and we saved that ’til last. Sheesh! Throw in a smattering of saxophone riffs and Jazz guitar chords and suddenly you’re JAZZ . PUH-LEASE!
Radio Reflektionen is currently hosting a streaming online radio
program assembled by Anji, called “From Dusk to
Dawn”. Featuring 4 hours of 56kbps mp3s, the show
encompasses many of Anji and Lovespirals’ musical inspirations
as well as their own music, and music by friends, peers, and
labelmates. This program will be on continuous loop for
approximately one month.
Rod Underhill, formerly of Mp3.com, is launching a brand new site called 1sound.com with streaming and downloadable music content, free blogs and much more. “Love Survives” is currently featured on their front page, but, more excitingly, Lovespirals have included a never before heard track on their artist page. Come listen to “One More” – only on 1sound!
A few folks have written or posted, asking us about our so-called “vacation at home” that Ryan mentioned we’d take after our L.A. show. Others just wonder in general what’s going on with Ryan, since he hasn’t posted in a bit. Well, let me just tell ya that he’s been busy as heck trouble shooting the iMac and trying to fix various broken down things the past few weeks. They say ‘when it rains, it pours’ and that must be true! We don’t know if we have a curse on us or what, but just about anything mechanical we touch seems to be breaking down, from effects units, to cars, to dryers. Blech!
One day we’ll have a clear shot to record some music again.
Wow! The Knitting Factory is a great venue; beautiful stage, great sound, super nice crew — top notch, all the way around. Our show was very intimate, with lots of friends in the audience, so it was really fun. It was nice to have Doron join us on stage again, too! We were much tighter this time around, so he didn’t blow us off the stage, like at Projekt Fest, heh heh heh. All in all, it’s nice we saved L.A. til last, as it was a nice way to end our little West Coast tour.
We plan to chill on live shows for awhile, so we can get back into the studio to record the many song ideas we’ve had since “Windblown Kiss” came out. Playing live is fun, but writing and recording is the thing that really keeps us excited.