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. Its got everything from BrÃ¶tzmann and Berry right through to Dennis and Brian Wilson. Im obsessed with music and the way you put it together and I dont 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
07. I Am What I Am
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