“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.
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
All of our CDs on our Bandcamp store will be available at these great prices for the rest of 2013. All individual CDs are now just $6. But it gets even better: you can now get all four Lovespirals CDs for just $20! So if you’re missing a CD or two to round out your collection, want to share the joy of Lovespirals music with a friend, or want to get them all (at the cheapest price we’ve ever offered), now is the time!
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
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