Spiritualized announces new album: Sweet Heart Sweet Light

    Photo by Prudence Upton

    Spiritualized are finally ready to unleash their seventh album, and first since 2008’s Songs in A&E. According to a press release, Sweet Heart Sweet Light will arrive in the UK on March 19th via Domino Record’s imprint Double Six. A U.S. release is set for sometime in March via Fat Possum.

    Recorded over the past two years in Wales, Los Angeles and Reykjavik, and mixed for a year in the confines of mastermind Jason Pierce’s (aka J. Spaceman) own home, the end results spans 10 tracks and incorporates a slew of influences. Explains Pierce: “This time around, I wanted to do something that encompassed all I love in rock ‘n’ roll music. It’s got everything from Brötzmann and Berry right through to Dennis and Brian Wilson. I’m obsessed with music and the way you put it together and I don’t believe there are any rules.”

    We’ve already hear a few tastes of the album via Spiritualized’s recent live performances. Below, you can listen to a bootleg recording of the opening track “Hey Jane”, from an October 11th performance in London.


    In support of the release, Spiritualized will embark on a UK tour in March. The album’s tracklist and the tour’s itinerary are also available below.

    “Hey Jane” (Live):

    Sweet Heart Sweet Light Tracklist:
    01. Hey Jane
    02. Little Girl
    03. Get What You Want
    04. Too Late
    05. Heading For The Top
    06. Freedom
    07. I Am What I Am
    08. Mary
    09. Life Is A Problem
    10. So Long You Pretty Things

    Spiritualized 2012 Tour Dates:
    03/16 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
    03/17 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
    03/19 – London, UK @ Hackney Empire
    03/20 – Oxford, UK @ Academy
    03/21 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
    03/22 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
    03/23 – Belfase, IE @ Mandela Hall
    03/24 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    03/25 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
    05/30-06/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/07-10 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound