“Heartstrings” is a lovely high point in the tracklisting for Lovespirals’ upcoming 5th album. The song is a celebration of the duo’s creative connection and the love that goes into Ryan and Anji’s music. The music video, created by the band themselves, is a beautiful representation of the song, shot during the height of California wildflower season. With 3 years of experience shooting, editing and producing videos for their YouTube channel, Happy Healthy Vegan, this creative couple have created what is surely their best and most professional looking music video to date.
Buy the new single & music video on Lovespirals’ Bandcamp to help fund the band’s upcoming 5th album
Ryan Lum: music, tracking, mixing, production & video filming
Anji Bee: lyrics, vocals, co-production, video filming, video editing & album design
Written by, published + copyright Anji Bee (BMI) + Ryan Lum (BMI)
Anji and Ryan recently shot a music video for a new single from their upcoming 5th album. Watch for our “Heartstrings” video and digital single to drop soon on Bandcamp! Meanwhile, enjoy these video stills and take a peek at a 30 second teaser video over on our Lovespirals Facebook video section.
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The Dave’s Lounge 10 year anniversary mix kicks off with thesoulwhirlingsomewhere remix of our song, “This Truth,” and a vocal drop from Anji Bee. You can download or stream this popular downtempo and chillout podcast from iTunes or directly from the official site at Daves Lounge #308: 10th Anniversary Mix.
Club Violane, “LA’s only shoegazer & dream pop party,” recently returned after a 2 year hiatus to celebrate a visit from one of its beloved founders, DJ Wednesday. Everyone came out, including Ryan’s old Love Spirals Downwards bandmate, Suzanne Perry (also of Melodyguild), as well as local musician friends, Drew Pluta (formerly of Arcanta) and Rodney Rodriguez (formerly of The Von Trapps), both of whom performed with LSD during their final live tour.
The event was so successful that Club Violane opened again the following month for a Saint Marie Records night to launch their new release by local band, Broaddaylight. Ryan was one of several DJs that night, along with James of Broaddaylight and Mo of The Flir, plus house DJs Doomie and JuaNN. Local bands Sway, The Bixby Knolls, and Ancient Arms also performed. Check out Ryan’s DJ set on the band’s MixCloud account:
Check out some pix from both nights at Club Violane:
Currently a semi-finalist for Best Dance/Electronica Song in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, “Love Will Turn Your Head Around ” – the collaborative effort of San Francisco band, Karmacoda, Parisian singer/songwriter, Beth Hirsch, and Lovespirals’ own Anji Bee – has just been re-released in a series of re-imagined versions by a diverse and talented group of musicians, producers and DJs from around the world. This collection of 8 remixes by DJ Puzzle, Mr. Alfa, Synapsis, Return To Mono, Den Jones, and Lovespirals – which features newly recorded vocals by Anji Bee, plus an all-new version by Karmacoda highlighting Heather Pierce on vocals, satisfies with its mix of genres and moods. ‘Love Will Turn Your Head Around – The Remixes‘ is available in your choice of digital format on Bandcamp, or more traditionally through iTunes, CDBaby, and soon on Amazon Mp3.
UK artist, Epicentre, included an previously unreleased remix of Lovespirals on his debut full-length album, Supernova. This new remix of “This Truth” was first put together by Matt Barker, of Epicentre, and Canadian producer, Joel North, for a remix contest held by Peace Love Productions. The 2008 mix was fully revamped for its album release in November 2012.
In addition to the Lovespirals remix, this album has a number of other collaborations with artists including PHIL URRY, Canadian producer JOEL NORTH, Taipei artist VIBA and SEISMIC WAVES material with DJ ALI RUMBA. There are also a series of guest vocalists involved with the project, including urban artist MC RICKO, MARTIN FINNIGAN of acclaimed Manchester group The Rainband, Defender guitarist DANNY MALONE, JULIE E. GORDON of The Caulberers and Happy Mondays, and legendary Bizarre Inc diva ANGIE BROWN.
- Buy Epicentre ‘Supernova’ on iTunes
- Buy Epicentre ‘Supernova’ on Amazon Mp3
- Buy Epicenter ‘Supernova’ on eMusic
Come away, oh human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery hand in hand
You cannot stay another day
Come away, at once, I say
The world’s more full of weeping than you understand
It’s in my hands to find you to find you
Reason after reason to find you
Where the wave of moonlight glosses
Gray sands with light, far off by furthest Rosses
Tis there that we shall foot it all the night
We’ll be weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight
It’s in my hands to find you
It’s in my hands to find you to find you
Reason after reason to find you
Oh Child, come away
– Adapted by Anji Bee from the poem, “The Stolen Child,” by William Butler Yeats which was the inspiration for Kristen Perry’s lyrics on the original version of “Ring” released on ‘Flux’ in 1998
When Lovespirals first toured in 2002 to support the release of their debut album, ‘Windblown Kiss,’ they needed more music for their set, so Anji worked up her own version of the LSD song, “Ring.” This version was performed perhaps only a handful of times and never recorded except in a fan video.
Brand new video for Lovespirals’ cover of the wintry John Denver song, “Aspen Glow,” recorded for the 2001 Projekt holiday comp, ‘Excelsis Vol. 3: A Prelude.’ It was also included on the 2002 Hot Topic Holiday comp, ‘A Dark Noel: The Very Best of Excelsis.’
MusicTap writes: “Lovespirals gives us “Aspen Glow”, a song borrowed from John Denver and sweetly sung in as good a version as you’ll ever hear by the beautiful Anji Bee, who’s voice is as charming as a winter scene that you become lost in. Ryan and Anji’s respect for the season is deeply felt. This track has become one of my favorite seasonal songs.”
Purchase this CD or hear more tracks from the series at: http://www.projekt.com/excelsis
Ryan and I picked up last minute tickets to see Duran Duran at the OC Fair’s Pacific Amphitheater last weekend. Back in the 80’s I actually created and distributed a popular fanzine called, Duranies Unite, so you could definitely say they’re one of my favorite bands. They fell off my radar for most of the past decade or so, but a friend got us pit passes for their sold-out show at The Fox Theatre in Pomona last year and we were both impressed by how on top of their game they are (see my video of “Ordinary World” on YouTube). This year’s show focused more on the hits than last years, which is always a let down for the more hard core fans, but pleases the masses – especially at an event like a county fair. Still, they played a few of my faves from the new album, All You Need Is Now, including “Before the Rain,” and “The Man Who Stole A Leopard,” the later of which I caught on my iPhone. Check out the video on Lovespirals Official YouTube account, below:
Stream or download Ryan Lum’s “Atmosphere ’99” DJ set for free from SoundCloud and read more about this classic mixset — as well as Ryan’s return to the wheels of steel for Savasana Relaxative.