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Spanish Love Songs Drop New Single & Video “No Joy”

SPANISH LOVE SONGS, have released a third new single from their upcoming album ‘No Joy’ out August 25 via Pure Noise Records. Fans can now stream and watch the music video for “Pendulum” now. Going more in depth on the lyrics of the song vocalist and guitarist Dylan Slocum explains, “The song is a few different stories blended together that all dance around the fact that death is such a […]

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SPANISH LOVE SONGS, have released a third new single from their upcoming album ‘No Joy’ out August 25 via Pure Noise Records. Fans can now stream and watch the music video for “Pendulum” now.
 
Going more in depth on the lyrics of the song vocalist and guitarist Dylan Slocum explains, “The song is a few different stories blended together that all dance around the fact that death is such a solitary act. The details of the stories are meant to feel vaguely familiar — someone on the verge of dying alone in a hospital; someone with dementia; countless friends who’ve decided to end it on their own terms. We’ve all lost someone.”
 
Slocum continues “I think people generally don’t want to be left alone, or to die alone, yet that’s often all we’re left with. It’s all very terrifying, so a lot of the time I’m just trying to be present and enjoy what I’ve managed to scrape together. I wait for the pendulum of my worry to swing the other way, into some form of manic love.”
 
The new video was directed by Hannah Gray Hall, who was also behind the camera for the music video for the lead single “Haunted”. 

Recently hailed as “one of the summer’s most anticipated albums” from Brooklyn Vegan, ‘No Joy’ will be released in full on August 25, 2023 and is available for pre-order at this link: https://lnk.to/SpanishLoveSongs. Previously released tracks “Haunted” and “Clean-Up Crew” can be streamed on all platforms now: https://lnk.to/SLS_Music

Brimming with new wave pastiche, fluttering synths, shimmering walls of chorus guitar, and four-on-the-floor rhythms, ‘No Joy’ isn’t an exclamation point follow-up to the emotional catharsis of the landmark ‘Brave Faces Everyone’ as much as it is an exhale – the sound of vocalist and guitarist Dylan Slocum, his wife and keyboardist Meredith Van Woert, guitarist Kyle McAulay, bassist Trevor Dietrich, and drummer Ruben Duarte finding peace in quieter moments and embracing the negative space.

Produced by the band and Collin Pastore(Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Illuminati Hotties) and mixed by Carlos de la Garza(Paramore, M83, Best Coast), the 12 songs on ‘No Joy’ continue to find Spanish Love Songs grappling with the messiness of what it means to be alive in the modern age – unsure of the answers themselves but confident that together, we can all come a little closer to the solutions.

‘Brave Faces Everyone’ was about mustering up the strength to barely break even in an increasingly bleak world, ‘No Joy’ is finding the internal peace required to stay in the black. As Slocum says, “it’s an album about finding happiness in what you have and your current moment. It might be your best moment, or it might not, but you have to find joy in it.”

Since 2013, the LA-formed indie-punk quintet SPANISH LOVE SONGS have made hay on the backs of a string of beloved albums – 2015’s Giant Sings The Blues, 2018’s Schmaltz and 2020’s Brave Faces Everyone – lauded by critics and fans alike for their richly personal, no-holds-barred lyricism awash in existential dread, hyper-personal cultural ruminations and attempts to answer life’s big questions.

SPANISH LOVE SONGS recently announced their first-ever tour in Australia, highlighted with NME, culminating in a special show in Melbourne on ‘No Joy’ release day, and are gearing up for a UK/EU fall run with Hot Mulligan, with more global touring to be announced soon. All current dates listed below with more info found at https://lnk.to/SLS_Music
 
Headline Tour in Australia
Aug 19 – Canberra – The Shaking Hand
Aug 20 – Sydney – Mary’s Underground
Aug 21 – Newcastle – Hamilton Station Hotel
Aug 23 – Gold Coast – Vinnies Dive
Aug 24 – Brisbane – The Outpost
Aug 25 – Melbourne – Stay Gold (SOLD OUT)
Aug 26 – Melbourne – Stay Gold
 
With HOT MULLIGAN
Aug 31 – Kingston, UK – Pryzm
Sept 1 – Leeds, UK – Stylus (SOLD OUT)
Sept 2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2 (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 3 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms (SOLD OUT)
Sept 6 – Bristol, UK – SWX (SOLD OUT)
Sept 7 – London, UK – 02 Forum Kentish Town (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 8 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sept 10 – Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar
Sept 11 – Cologne, DE – Club Volta (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 12 – Hamburg, DE – Logo (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 13 – Berlin, DE – So36
Sept 15 – Münster, DE – Skaters Palace (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 16 – Munich, DE – Strom (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 17 – Weisbaden, DE – Schlachthof (LOW TICKETS)
Sept 18 – Antwerp, BE – Trix

Source: thoughtswordsaction.com

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