The Chillcast with Anji Bee podcast is hosting a special one-hour interview feature with Lovespirals this week. Ryan and Anji sat down in her podcast studio to discuss their brand new 4th album, Future Past, and give her listeners an overview of the band’s decade-long history. The band chat about their writing and recording process including our musical influences, album concepts, and the various stories surrounding our songs and albums as they listen to every track from Future Past and a few songs from their past 3 albums. If you haven’t checked out Anji’s weekly music show before, now would be the perfect time!
- “Shine” Future Past (2010)
- “Home” Future Past (2010)
- “This Truth” Long Way From Home (2002)
- “Oh So Long” Windblown Kiss (2005)
- “Hand in Hand” Free & Easy (2007)
- “Love” Future Past (2010)
- “Water Under the Bridge” Future Past (2010)
- “Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees” Future Past (2010)
- “Insignificant” Future Past (2010)
- “Feel So Good” Future Past (2010)
- “Rain” Future Past (2010)
- “One of Those Days” Future Past (2010)
- “Sinking” Future Past (2010)
- “Believe” Future Past (2010)
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The Chillcast with Anji Bee presents the world premier of the video for “Home” by Lovespirals! This is the first-ever music video for Lovespirals, so we are pretty excited. The video was created using HD footage we filmed at the beautiful Newport Back Bay estuary, combined with footage from the ride home after mastering Future Past in Northern California. Its an intimate video with a dreamy feel that we hope you will enjoy. We’ll be making the video available on all your favorite video services soon, so stay tuned!
Chris of the Chillout Scene just gave Lovespirals new album, Future Past, a very positive review this week. The US-based blog is centered around the music and culture of the Chillout genre, including new album reviews, favorite YouTube videos, recent finds from music discovery services including Last.FM, Pandora, Blip.FM, and LaLa, as well as suggestions for Internet radio and podcasts. Chris also maintains a Chillout Scene Facebook page and Chillout Scene Twitter account (mirrors of each other) you can follow to keep up with site updates and cool daily music suggestions, as well.
After giving a breakdown of his favorite tracks (“Home,” “Love,” “Meanwhile Irreplaceable Time Flees/Insignificant,” and “Sinking”,) Chris sums up his thoughts on the album:
Overall, I really like Lovespirals’ sound on this album, especially since it is similar to one of my favorite chillout artists, Zero 7. I think Ryan’s bluesy guitar playing is what makes them unique and makes them even more interesting than Zero 7 since they don’t just stick to acoustic guitar parts and electronic drum and bass tracks. Anji’s vocals also set Lovespirals apart from other artists as even the quieter parts are nice and smooth, rather than whispery. She makes her voice appear so delicate that it could fade away if any quieter, but it remains nice, smooth, and chill. Check out Future Past right away HERE.…I highly recommend it!
The first band podcast of the new year finds Ryan and Anji giving you the rundown on the latest Lovespirals activities including last minute gear purchases for the 2009 tax year. Ryan discusses his new boutique preamp and compressor, as well as a vintage mic he’s checking out now. They also talk about the official digital release of Future Past, Facebook versus RSS feeds and Twitter, streaming audio affecting download sales, reviews of the new album, awards for “Shine”, Internet radio airplay, status update on their rescued piniped pal, Cyntia, and remixes of their upcoming second single, “Love.” The show ends with a special sneak peek at the gorgeous Soul Whirling Somewhere remix of “Love.” Say – how do you like our new podcast art for 2010?
Lovespirals’ 4th full-length album, Future Past, was just released this week on the iTunes Music Store. Individual songs are available in non-DRM 256k AAC for just $.99 each or buy the full album for $9.99. The band offered Future Past digipac CDs and digital downloads over the holiday season exclusively on the Lovespirals Webstore, but the official album release date is January 1, 2010. Popular online music store, CDBaby, is also offering Future Past in both CD and digital download formats. More stores will be following soon.
Reactions thus far have been extremely positive, with many fans claiming Future Past to be Lovespirals’ best album to date. Even with the extremely limited holiday season release, some have included Future Past in their “best of 2009” lists, including Green Arrow Radio and several Last.FM bloggers:
Crap on a cracker, this album has gotten me so hooked, I can rarely pull away from it. Anji’s voice is like honey, very smooth. I was a bit concerned how the follow-up to “Long Way From Home” was going to sound, because it’s one of my favorite albums ever and very hard to surpass. But Anji and Ryan have done it. And how! – Escapings, Last.FM
Singer/songwriter, Beth Hirsch – who’s perhaps best known for her work with Air on their seminal Moon Safari album – has been extremely supportive, writing:
From the unforgettable chorus on “Shine,” to Anji Bee’s sultry vocal cadences on tracks such “Feels So Good”, “Love,” and “Rain”, to the stunning guitar riffs, Rhodes, and instrumentation by Ryan Lum on “Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees” and “One Of These Days,” Lovespirals’ latest CD, Future Past, is easily one of the best chillout albums to welcome in 2010. The album is sexy, moody, bluesy, ethereal – pure Lovespirals. — Beth Hirsch, CDBaby
Karmacoda frontman and producer, B, has shown his support as well. After attending an exclusive pre-release listening party, he had this to say:
Lovespirals combines seamless harmony and a relaxed tempo with guitar and synthesized instrumentals for a sound that is unique. ‘Future Past’ sounds both classic and yet completely new; it features the most compelling elements of seventies groups yet is completely rooted in today’s electronica/pop/alternative genres. — Brett Crockett
Anji and Ryan of Lovespirals would love to read your review of Future Past on iTunes!
Mr. G of Green Arrow Radio has been spinning several of Lovespirals latest songs, including “Home,” “Love,” and “Meanwhile, Irretrievable Time Flees/Insignificant”. Future Past also made the Green Arrow Radio Tops of 2009 list, ranking #33 out of his unconventional list of 97 albums. This free-form show features an eclectic array of artists with an emphasis on world music and underground talents that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else. Green Arrow Radio airs on 91.7fm WSUM in Madison, WI, Saturdays from 10 am to noon. You can also stream the Green Arrow Radio show — and indeed, the whole station — over the Internet via iTunes, Windows Media Player or WinAmp.
Mr. G wrote a fun and quirky review of Future Past on the Green Arrow Radio blog, which reads, in part:
The latest release from Lovespirals has me softly speaking to myself and smiling. The down tempo music and vocal temptations seduce the parts of my ears that are connected right to the part of my brain that produces happiness. Highlight on this album for me personally [is] “Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees” right into “Insignificant”… This is a classy album that I am so happy to share with others; I think it’ll find many compatible ear-mates out there.
The first single from Future Past, “Shine,” has been selected as Alternative Pop “Track of the Day” on music site, Garageband. The accolade comes as part of the ongoing music contest for this unique site, where songs are judged by fellow musicians on a number of criteria. “Shine” was featured on the site earlier as the “Best Female Vocals” in Alt Pop for the week of December 7, 2009. The word “sexy” seems to be popping up quite a bit in reviews of Anji Bee’s vocals for this track… You can download “Shine” FREE from Lovespirals’ Garageband page. In related news, Future Past was just released on iTunes the 1st of January, 2010. The album is also available in digital and CD format on CDbaby and the band’s own webstore.