The first new single from Lovespirals since their 2010 album, ‘Future Past,’ is in many regards a return to form for band founder, Ryan Lum. Lum exploded onto the American dream pop scene back in 1991 as Love Spirals Downwards on the Projekt Records label, quickly establishing himself as one of the best ethereal producers and guitarists this side of the Atlantic. “Brother Against Brother” is swirling, ambient, folk-tinged dream pop replete with heavily effected ethereal guitar and female vocals by his bandmate, Anji Bee. Bee created this appropriately heavenly video filled with fluffy slo-mo clouds and the duo dressed like angels in all white using her iPhone and Final Cut Pro. Each member selfied their own performance in the video. 🙂
Buy the 2-song single at http://lovespirals.bandcamp.com
Brother Against Brother now available for download at Bandcamp
Check out the brand new Lovespirals recording of an original holiday song by band vocalist/lyricist, Anji Bee, for the Projekt Records holiday music compilation, ‘Ornamental‘ — available on double CD or digital download. The band returns to the vintage roots with melancholic dream pop guitars and lovely female vocal harmonies. Stream it from Bandcamp or YouTube.
Today’s Chillcast Video, episode 94, presents the world premier of the latest Lovespirals video, set to the songs “Meanwhile Irreplaceable Time Flees” and “Insignificant” from our 2010 album, Future Past. This marks Ryan Lum’s first music video production and was shot on location at Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island and in the band’s Chillcuts and Chillcast studios.
Buy this CD or digital format album from the Lovespirals Bandcamp Page and you will also get a copy of this music video, as well as our videos for “Believe” and “Home.”
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: