The first single from Lovespirals’ new album, Future Past, is the bittersweet downtempo pop number, “Shine.” This song is making the rounds online slowly but surely, and you can help get the word out! Podcasters and broadcasters can pick up the track on Mevio’s Music Alley (formerly known as the Podsafe Music Network). Music bloggers and anyone else interested in sharing “Shine” on their sites or social media accounts with a handy audio widget, can do so via Soundcloud or Virb. Lovespirals’ MySpace music player allows users to add the streaming single to their personal playlists, while the band’s Facebook page lets you stream it from the page’s music player. iLike allows you to both stream and download the track either directly or from within the Facebook iLike app, where you can also dedicate the track to friends, add it to your music playlist, or post it to any profile. Likewise, Garageband offers a full stream and download, plus users can rank and review “Shine” in the ongoing song contest to help Lovespirals win awards and feature placements on the site. TheSixtyOne also also offers full streams of “Shine,” with the option for users to help vote it onto the main page by clicking the “heart” button. ReverbNation allows you to stream and download the song, add it to your own playlist, and embed a Lovespirals audio player widget on your own sites. Most of these sites allow listeners to leave comments or reviews of songs, which Anji and Ryan always enjoy reading. If you use any of these sites or services, Lovespirals would very much appreciate your help in promoting both the new single and album!
Get the band logo, band portraits, and more info on the Future Past EPK
The first single from Lovespirals’ brand new album Future Past just debuted on The Chillcast #190. For those who don’t know, The Chillcast is the weekly chillout music podcast of band vocalist, Anji Bee (so she had a bit of an unfair advantage on premiering this track…) “Shine” is the opening track of the show, but stick around to hear this rest of this 1-hour set featuring new music by Fonogeri, Minus Blue, The Warheads, Jamie Lloyd, Amanda Blank, Groove Junkies, Dirrrty B, Dynamic Stab, and Blu Mar Ten. This track is available for other podcasters (as well as radio, internet, club or Second Life DJs) to play via Mevio’s Music Alley. “Shine” is also available on Lovespirals’ SoundCloud page for streaming, download, and reposting via their attractive embeddable player.
Have you seen the Xtranormal site yet? It allows you to select from various characters and backgrounds — including your choice of gender and language — then animate them using various actions and expressions. Type in what you want them to say and how you want them to say it — even choose which camera angle — and the site turns your script into an animated video. It is way too fun! I had heard of it somewhere, but once I saw it in action – via a video by Ryan Coseboom of Stripmall Architecture, I knew I had to try it out. I hope you get a good chuckle out of it and hey, feel free to repost! Without further ado, may we present the comic ad for our upcoming new CD, Future Past, entitled, “Have You Heard?”
“Is Lovespirals that old Goth band?” “No. They are so not Goth.”
As mention in Chillin’ with Lovespirals #67, here is a little video of Anji Bee talking about about participating in the Meals For Seals sponorship program at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, CA. Join the PMMC on Facebook to get educated and get involved. Right now, record numbers of seals are showing up sick all along the west coast, so they could really use your help!
Pleased to note that Lovespirals are still doing quite well on the Podsafe Music Network Downtempo chart. At present, the band own the top 3 spots, plus the number 8 spot. Long time fan favorite, “Love Survives,” from the 2005 album, Free & Easy, is the top podcaster pick, followed by the ever-popular Bitstream Dream remix of “Walk Away” (we really do need to release that Walk Away EP one day…), plus both original mixes of Long Way From Home singles, “Motherless Child” and “This Truth” from 2007. Quite surprised its the not the remixes of those singles, honestly! Band vocalist, Anji Bee, currently holds the #7 position in Downtempo and #2 on the Trip Hop chart, both for collaborations with the now-defunct Canadian-based project, Bitstream Dream.
On a side note, gotta give some love to Macedonia of Radio BSOTS for his kind comment:
Somewhere in the podosphere, someone is keeping an all-time Podsafe Music chart topper list. I would like to think that Lovespirals is somewhere within the Top 30, if not the Top Ten. Personal faves include “Love Survives” and “Walk Away (Bitstream Dream Remix)”.
Please check out Lovespirals’ podsafe music for use on your podcast or Internet radio station.
Enjoy our chart topping Damien.S VS Lovespirals single on cool music site, TheSixtyOne. If you enjoy it, come “bump” us up and/or leave a comment. If you do so, we will be your best friends…
Austin Beeman graciously invited band vocalist, Anji Bee, to guest host a special episode of his new chillout music podcast. Music For Midnight Episode #13 is a spotlight on Lovespirals, and in particular, the many remixes of Lovespirals found on the Podsafe Music Network. Anji comments between tracks about how the various remixes came into being and how the band feel about remixes of their music. Austin closes out the show with his personal favorite remix, the awesome Karmacoda Remix of “Motherless Child.” Download show mp3 from iTunes
Stream Music for Midnight #13: Lovespirals Remixes
People often tell us our music would be great in a movie soundtrack. Well, here’s your chance to help us achieve that dream! Music site, StereoFame, is holding a contest for artists to have a song included on the soundtrack of the upcoming film, Like Dandelion Dust, with full screen credits plus attendance at the film’s premier here is Los Angeles. Lovespirals have been on many cable and television shows, but we have yet to make it into a Hollywood film. Maybe this could be the first? Help us reach our goal by voting for Lovespirals on the StereoFame Movie Soundtrack Contest. Simply search for “Lovespirals” in the handy contestant search tool. Voters also have a chance to win travel and hotel accommodations to attend the film premier – bonus!
Auralgams Radio — one of the coolest indie Internet stations out there — has added “Caught in the Groove” and “Treading the Water” from Lovespirals’ new CD, Long Way From Home, to their playlist. The band would love to have you request Lovespirals on Auralgasms Radio using their handy online request page.
Lovespirals are the featured Artist of the Day for Bite Sized Bonus #507. GD interviews Anji about the new album, Long Way From Home, performing in Second Life, and more in this “members only” podcast. It is free to subscribe as a member.
You know when you get a tune stuck in your head? It seems to stay there all day, no matter what else you listen to, the same tune resurfaces and drives you to the point of insanity. Well I am well past the point of having any sanity left so I need not fear, but yesterday I had not one but two songs buzzing around my vacuous cranium. So much so that to try and exercise them out of my head I open today’s show with them. May they invade your every waking hum for the rest of the day.
A very special album of the week, as not only do I get to play the tracks but I have a lovely conversation with half of Lovespirals, Anji Bee. Listen in as we talk about their new album, the duos past, and performing in Second Life. And just what is it that I say that makes Anji giggle? You will have to listen to find out.