Lovespirals’ 4th full-length album, Future Past, was just released this week on the iTunes Music Store. Individual songs are available in non-DRM 256k AAC for just $.99 each or buy the full album for $9.99. The band offered Future Past digipac CDs and digital downloads over the holiday season exclusively on the Lovespirals Webstore, but the official album release date is January 1, 2010. Popular online music store, CDBaby, is also offering Future Past in both CD and digital download formats. More stores will be following soon.
Reactions thus far have been extremely positive, with many fans claiming Future Past to be Lovespirals’ best album to date. Even with the extremely limited holiday season release, some have included Future Past in their “best of 2009” lists, including Green Arrow Radio and several Last.FM bloggers:
Crap on a cracker, this album has gotten me so hooked, I can rarely pull away from it. Anji’s voice is like honey, very smooth. I was a bit concerned how the follow-up to “Long Way From Home” was going to sound, because it’s one of my favorite albums ever and very hard to surpass. But Anji and Ryan have done it. And how! – Escapings, Last.FM
Singer/songwriter, Beth Hirsch – who’s perhaps best known for her work with Air on their seminal Moon Safari album – has been extremely supportive, writing:
From the unforgettable chorus on “Shine,” to Anji Bee’s sultry vocal cadences on tracks such “Feels So Good”, “Love,” and “Rain”, to the stunning guitar riffs, Rhodes, and instrumentation by Ryan Lum on “Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees” and “One Of These Days,” Lovespirals’ latest CD, Future Past, is easily one of the best chillout albums to welcome in 2010. The album is sexy, moody, bluesy, ethereal – pure Lovespirals. — Beth Hirsch, CDBaby
Karmacoda frontman and producer, B, has shown his support as well. After attending an exclusive pre-release listening party, he had this to say:
Lovespirals combines seamless harmony and a relaxed tempo with guitar and synthesized instrumentals for a sound that is unique. ‘Future Past’ sounds both classic and yet completely new; it features the most compelling elements of seventies groups yet is completely rooted in today’s electronica/pop/alternative genres. — Brett Crockett
Anji and Ryan of Lovespirals would love to read your review of Future Past on iTunes!