Formed from the ashes of the trance-rockers Spacemen 3, singer/guitarist Jason Pierce’s group Spiritualized did not break away from his prior band’s trademark hypnotic minimalism; instead, they perfected it. Drawing on the continued influence of the Velvet Underground, La Monte Young, and Steve Reich, Spiritualized staked out a common ground between minimalism and lush symphonics — while powered by simple, repetitious motifs, their songs simultaneously blossomed into rich, shimmering sonic panoramas inspired by the majestic studio wizardry of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson. Such seeming contradictions were essential to the group’s alchemy: while the infamous Spacemen 3 tag of “taking drugs to make music to take drugs to” remained a cornerstone of their craft, at the same time Spiritualized’s very name acknowledged the existence of other forces, further reflected in their heavy debt to gospel and soul music as well as an affinity for mantras and devotional hymns.

THE ANTLERS give away free 'Jupiter' download as part of Transgressive's 10th anniversary celebrations, the label will be giving away downloads till 9/30

THE ANTLERS give away ‘Jupiter’ download

As part of Transgressive’s ongoing 10th birthday celebrations for 2014, from now until Tuesday Sept 30th September, the label will be giving away a free track, every day, from their website. Each track will be something rare or previously unreleased:

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Sled Island Music & Arts Festival Returns June 18-22, 2014 in Calgary Second Wave of Headliners Announced, including White Lung and Mission of Burma

Sled Island Festival reveals second wave

Organizers are excited to announce a second wave of artists playing this year’s festival: Boston post-punk legends and long-time festival wishlist performers Mission of Burma, punk rock DIY stalwart White Lung,

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Spiritualized will Play February 14 in Los Angeles With Full Orchestra. They will Preform "Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space" in it's entirety.

Spiritualized To Play LA With Full Orchestra

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, in collaboration with Goldenvoice and FYF, celebrate the re-opening of the Theatre at Ace Hotel (formerly the historic United Artists Theatre). Opening night will feature Spiritualized, performing “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating,

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mexican summer celebrates five years

Mexican Summer Five Years Festival Announced

This fall marks the five-year anniversary of Mexican Summer, the independent record label operating out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn alongside its extended family Software Recording Co., Gary’s Electric recording studio and the CO-OP 87 record store.

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