US TOURING ANNOUNCED SUMMER 2022
DELUXE RECORD "BRAVE FACES ETC" OUT 15TH APRIL 2022 - PRE-ORDER NOW
VINYL WILL BE A SPECIAL 2 DISC RELEASE
LA based quintet Spanish Love Songs have announced "Brave Faces Etc", due out 15th April 2022. The album featuresreimagined & alternative versions of the original 2020 release and today they share new track / video for "Losers 2"
"This version of the song takes it back to something more in line with the original demo, which was really just a simple protest style song. This was another song that we decided worked better by simplifying — we removed the wall of guitars and synths and let a much calmer, earnest version emerge. It was interesting to us, since it shifted the mood of the song from something angry into something more resigned, despite having the exact same lyrics and structure." says Singer Dylan Slocum.
Watch the video now or steam here:
The band spent months reimagining and re-tracking the entire album from the ground up while working completely remotely in 3 different home studios in 3 time zones. That beautiful chaos has spawned something rather special & grown the band in new ways, highlighting steeped the same detail-rich storytelling of Bruce Springsteen, The Menzingers and Manchester Orchestra.
With 'Brave Faces Etc", the songs are character stories set in small-town America and anxious urban jungles alike, unfurling heartbreaking tales of addiction, depression, debt and death juxtaposed alongside looming societal issues like mass shootings, the opioid epidemic and climate change. They’re all at once personal vignettes and universal truths of life in the 2010s, the lines blurred between Slocum’s own experiences and those of his friends and acquaintances. It seeks to find balance between realism and optimism.
Spanish Love Songs will be touring the US this summer
with Save Fave and Camp Trash:
May 05 - Iowa City, IA - Gabes
May 06 - Madison, WI - High Noon
May 07 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellies
May 08 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
May 10 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
May 12 - Somerville, MA - Crystal Ballroom
May 13 - Albany, NY - Empire Underground
May 14 - Amityville, NY - AMH
May 15 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
May 17 - Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 20 - Washington DC - Songbyrds
May 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
May 22 - Durham, NC - Motorco
May 24 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall
May 25 - Birmingham, AL - Ghost Train
May 26 - Memphis, TN - Carolina Watershed
May 27 - Springfield, MO - Odyssey Lounge
May 29 - Dallas, TX - So What!? Festival
Tickets on sale Friday
Spanish Love Songs are currently touring supporting The Wonder Years on their US tour. You can see the band the remaining dates:
March 16, 2022 Webster Hall New York, NY
March 17, 2022 Anthology Rochester, NY
March 18, 2022 Rum Runners London, ON
March 19, 2022 Algonquin Commons Theatre Ottawa, ON
March 21, 2022 Webster Theater Hartford, CT
March 22, 2022 House Of Blues Boston Boston, MA
March 24, 2022 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
March 25, 2022 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Tickets are on sale now
The band will be returning to the UK and Europe for Slam Dunk, Greenfield and Jera Festival and a run of headline dates. Where they will be supported by Kali Masi.
Spanish Love Songs is Dylan Slocum (vocals & guitar), Ruben Duarte (drums), Trevor Dietrich (bass),
Meredith Van Woert (keys), and Kyle McAulay (guitar).
"Brave Face Etc" can be Pre-ordered now with the physical vinyl as a two disc release - side A/B are the re-imagined versions and side C/D is the original version. The record will be released 15th April 2022 via Pure Noise Records.