In preparation for the big Lovespirals and Karmacoda Harlot Happy Hour show coming up this Friday in San Francisco, Ryan and Anji have spent a lot of time selecting and arranging a half hour set of songs to perform. Over the weekend the duo tried playing the set using both an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. The band have done shows either way, and they each have their merits. Anji captured some footage from a few of these practice sessions and put it up on the Lovespirals Facebook Group and Official Lovespirals You Tube Account. Figured we should post it here, as well! Lovespirals haven’t performed live since 2006 – and they haven’t played the San Francisco area since 2002 – so if you’re in the area, you really should come check it out!
Anji and Ryan give some background and insight into their first-ever music video for “Home,” talk about their recent interview feature on The Chillcast, give a full description of the upcoming Lovespirals Harlot Happy Hour Show with Karmacoda, lament the loss of the BlizzzCrib rental, announce the long overdue digital release of the Walk Away EP on Amie St, discuss the film Crazy Heart and country music, describe Ryan’s new effect pedal board, chat about the Supernatural Santana show at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, mention the upcoming Experience Hendrix tour, and share their upcoming new single, “Love,” in this half hour episode. Come join the Lovespirals Facebook Group if you haven’t already!
Supernatural Santana Pix:
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All Music Guide posted a positive review of Lovespirals’ new album, Future Past, which reads, in part:
The combined approaches of Bee and Lum have created what is essentially a slinky soul album for the 21st century. One senses on songs like “Home” and “Sinking” that Bee and Lum have found a lovely balance between shoegaze’s love of reverb and texture and the richness of ’70s quiet storm at its best. “Shine,” with its build into a multi-tracked harmony from Bee and a gently majestic guitar part from Lum, and the similarly slow-burning “One of Those Days” are among the best standouts for the two as a team in perfect sync. – Ned Ragett
Read the entire review on Lovespirals All Music Guide page.
After a decade of making music together, Ryan and Anji of Lovespirals have finally released their first-ever music video. Created by the band themselves using HD footage shot on the drive home from mastering their fourth album, Future Past, combined with footage filmed at the beautiful Newport Back Bay estuary, this intimate video truly captures the essence of the band and the song itself. “Home” debuted on Anji’s own Chillcast Video Edition show Jan. 28th, and is slowly but surely making its way across the Internet. You can now view “Home” on the official Lovespirals pages on Facebook, MySpace, ReverbNation, Vimeo, and – of course – YouTube. Additionally, Angelic Voices blog is featuring “Home” on their homepage this week. PLEASE repost this video, rate it, leave comments, tell a friend etc to help spread the love for Lovespirals!
Watch “Home” on YouTube:
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Watch “Home” with an intro by Anji Bee on Vimeo:
To celebrate the release of Lovespirals’ new album, Future Past, San Francisco electronica act, Karmacoda, are hosting a very cool Happy Hour event at Harlot. Featuring a Chillcast DJ set, Lovespirals meet & greet and short acoustic set, plus a full Karmacoda performance, this is one party you won’t want to miss! Ryan and Anji will also be on hand to autograph eco-friendly digipacs of Future Past (and their previous 3 albums, as well.) This will be the first time Lovespirals have performed live in San Fran, and their first public performance since 2006, not counting their late-2007 virtual concert in Second Life. This is a very special night and we hope you’ll be there to share it with us! Be sure to arrive early as this event starts promptly at 7pm and ends at 10pm. You can RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.
FEBRUARY 26th, 2010
7 pm to 10 pm No Cover, 21+
46 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94118