Check out Lovespirals on MixCloud for a great collection of streaming audio interviews, radio features, and DJ mixes from the band’s vault. Included in the set thus far is the first-ever interview with Ryan and Anji by Sean Flinn for the short-lived RadioSpy site from 2000, Lovespirals first in-studio radio interview with DJ Carolee of A Strange Choice of Favorites on KPSU in Portland, OR in 2002, Anji’s first international phone-in interview with Iohann Rashi of Frequencias Alternas on Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico from 2002, as well as parts 1 and 2 of an Anji Bee DJ set for the show Glissando – also on Radio Universidad – from 2002, and another radio interview with Anji Bee from 2002 by Tom Schulte for the Outsight Radio Hours. More audio programs will be added as we locate them, so please check back again later. If you enjoy the shows, be sure to post them to your Twitter, Facebook, Digg, or StumbleUpon accounts via the site’s handy “share” function or embed the audio directly onto your own sites with their cool widgets, like these:
This was mentioned on the last Chillin’ with Lovespirals episode, but in case you missed it Lovespirals were recently special guest hosts on The Mothpod, along with show producer and creator, Zack Daggy. Not only did the band share songs from and answer questions about Future Past, but Ryan and Anji selected 6 songs by other artists for the show. Lovespirals obviously enjoyed chatting with Zack and the audio quality is really great for a live chat. You can check out the full shownotes and such on the official Mothpod Podcast #177 entry or just stream or download the show below. You can also read a fun written interview with Ryan and Anji on Mothpod’s Lovespirals Artist Feature. As part of a full week of Lovespirals love, Zack also selected Future Past as the Mothpod Pick of the Week, featured “Home” on Music Video Wednesday, and presented a video of Lovespirals practicing for their recent Harlot gig in A Day in the Life of Lovespirals. To top it all off, Zack held a contest for a free autographed copy of Future Past. Thanks Zack!
Rested after a whirlwind week in San Francisco, Ryan and Anji sit down to share their memories of the trip including pre-show practice sessions, the Harlot Happy Hour show – including the return of Lovespirals’ curse of no soundcheck, post-show partying, hanging with Karmacoda in their studios, various media produced from the event, a week of Lovespirals promo going on at the Mothpod site, and attending Experience Hendrix. We close out this 49 min show with the Karmacoda remix of “Motherless Child”.
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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!
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
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)
- Buy autographed CDs from Lovespirals Webstore
- Buy Lovespirals music on iTunes
- Buy Lovespirals music on Amazon
- Buy Lovespirals music on CDBaby
- Lovespirals CD Release Party & Concert hosted by Karmacoda
- Chillcast Video World Premier of “Home” by Lovespirals
- Unwind Lovespirals & Love Spirals Downwards Artist Spotlight
- Love Spirals Downwards
- Budget: Get $30 off all weekly rentals or $10 off other time periods at Budget Car Rentals by visiting budget.com/chill
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?
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.
Lovespirals first Future Past single, “Shine” has won the Garageband Reviewer’s Pick Award for Best Female Vocals in the Alternative Pop genre for this week. This is an ongoing contest judged by site users, primarily musicians who are also participating in the contest held by this unique i-Like owned music site. Songs are judged in an anonymous fashion, with the reviewer having no information about the track other than the soundfile itself until after they have rated it and posted their review comments. Kieran Moore of Ireland wrote, “Quite a haunting song. Nice mood with the Rhodes, and the female singer has a sexy voice which works really well when layered. Reminds me of the French band Air. Good sound, well done.” Visit Lovespirals page on Garageband to read all the reviews thus far, as well as to stream or download “Shine” for free. You can also check out more Lovespirals songs, including the multiple-award-winning “Love Survives,” which won Track of the Day and Track of Week twice each, and currently holds #16 Best Female Vocals of All Time in the Electronica Genre.
Ryan and Anji of Lovespirals talk about their Thanksgiving holiday and the exciting lovespirals.com exclusive pre-release launch of Future Past, as well as their first new single, “Shine.” The band talk about the impact of Twitter and Facebook messages on their sales, as well as the uniqueness of selling music in today’s social media enviornment. Anji also breaks down the various music sites that she posted “Shine” to, explaining each of the site’s unique functions and how you can use them to become a Lovespirals Street Team member (or to promote your own band!). She also lists all the podcasts who have played “Shine” thus far. Feel free to post a comment if you’ve played it, too! The duo close out the show with the song “Shine” in it’s entirety.
- Mevio’s Music Alley (formerly Podsafe Music Network)
- The Chillcast #191: Le Chill – featuring “Love (7 Day Visa Brooklyn Afterhours Mix)” by Lovespirals