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Jason Pierce has spent most of his career damaged. Through Spiritualized’s nearly-bulletproof catalog, he’s been lovelorn, strung-out, recovering from freak medical catastrophes. So to fight back against his music’s more ragged, defeated passages, against the free-jazz nervous breakdowns, he’s often sought salvation. He’s looked for transcendence via pristinely overblown widescreen psychedelia or healing via the eternal promises of gospel.

The new Spiritualized album is called And Nothing Hurt, and the songs we’ve heard so far even while being very much of a piece with the rest of his career may rank as his most consistently gentle. His most consistently peaceful. There might still be demons lingering in “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go,” but the notes are pure beauty. They are pure possibility, taking the proclamation of the track’s title/chorus and rendering them literally: not imagining a space-age escape but locating wonder in the scenes and forms right here on Earth, the ones you’ve always known.

Who knows how Pierce’s inner life is different these days, but in the past a Spiritualized album called And Nothing Hurt would’ve registered as some bleak sarcasm. But when you put on a song like “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go,” those words ring true. The pain washes away.

Spiritualized ‘And Nothing Hurt’ will be released on 7th September 2018 on Bella Union + Fat Possum Records.

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Spiritualized have announced their first new album in six years, And Nothing Hurt, also sharing the first two singles, “A Perfect Miracle” and “I’m Your Man.”

Created and recorded entirely by the band’s leading force, Jason Pierce, the band’s eighth album could likely be their last. “It was such hard work. I found myself going crazy for so long,” said Pierce in a statement. “It’s not like there’s no coming back, I’m fine now … it’s just such a hard thing to do, to make a record like this on your own.”

Usually, nothing good comes of aging British rock stars playing around with mythic Americana. But when Jason Pierce straps on that spacesuit, magical things happen.

Along with streaming the two tracks, Spiritualized have also released a video for “I’m Your Man,” which sees Pierce, A.K.A J.Spaceman, as a lonely astronaut roaming the desert.

And Nothing Hurt is due out September. 7th. Check out the video for “I’m Your Man,”

Space Age Recordings are pleased to announce the first official limited edition vinyl release of the album “For All The Fucked Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3” (Sonic Boom a.ka. Peter Kember (Spectrum / E.A.R.) and Jason Pierce (Spiritualized).“For All the Fucked Up Children” from the neo-psychedelic trio Spacemen 3 was first released as a bootleg record in 1995. The record consists of Spacemen 3’s first ever recording session from 1984.

The music itself sounds like a primitive version of what the group were to become; the dominating sound of the record is a slow, droning psychedelic blues performed with sparse instrumentation. A drum set is matched with a pair of distorted electric guitars, all of which provide a swirling foundation for Jason Pierce’s vocals. The album’s liner notes replicated here are actually an early review of the band by Gary Boldie, where he contemplates the city of Rugby and finds it an odd source for this new sound, and he declares Spacemen 3 as the “all singing, all dancing answer to the problems of a grey 1985.”

Presented in a shrinkwrapped limited edition (1,000 copies only) on heavyweight (180 gram) transparent milky white coloured vinyl with printed card inner sleeve exclusively released for Record Store Day 2017. TRACKLISTING: Side 1: 1. Things’ll Never Be The Same (4:53) 2. 2:35 (2.57) 3. Walkin’ With Jesus (4:03) 4. Fixin’To Die (8.06) Side 2: 5. T.V. Catastrophe (7.18) 6. Things’ll Never Be The Same (alternate mix)(4:40) 7. Walkin’ With Jesus (alternate mix) (4.00)

Jason Pierce has urged his fans NOT to buy Spacemen 3 albums on Saturday’s (22nd) Record Store Day event. The band, formed by Pierce and Pete Kember, earned a cult following during the 80’s with iconic records like “For All the Fucked Up Children of This World We Give You Spacemen 3″, “Sound of Confusion” and “Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To”

A falling out between Kember and Pierce resulted in the band splitting in 1991 and, as Record Store Day prepares to release three Spaceman 3 vinyls on Saturday, Pierce posted on his Spiritualized Facebook page to explain how a legal battle with former manager Gerald Palmer is resulting in a conflict of interests.

“We would seriously like to ask fans not to buy the Spacemen 3 releases and any merchandise that are being offered for sale on Record Store Day or any of the other Spacemen 3 releases and merchandise offered by Gerald Palmer on Space Age Recordings or any other subsidiary of that label, the statement read. 

“We are currently in legal dispute with Gerald Palmer due to him depriving us of our rights in our music and other intellectual property rights relating to Spacemen 3. Any monies from those sales will go directly to him and help fund his side of the dispute.

“In short… PLEASE DON’T BUY OUR RECORDS FROM SPACE AGE RECORDINGS! “Thanks for listening

“J Spaceman and Sonic Boom together t/a Spacemen 3″

Record Store Day currently have three listings of Spacemen 3 records due to be released for the event, they are:

Spacemen 3 – Playing With Fire
“Originally released in February 1989 and after having been out of print on vinyl for nearly 20 years Space Age Recordings are pleased to announce an official limited edition vinyl release of the third and penultimate studio album Playing with Fire by Spacemen 3.”

Spacemen 3 – For All The Fucked Up Children
Space Age Recordings are pleased to announce the first official limited edition vinyl release of the album For All The Fucked Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3.”

Spacemen 3 – Recurring
Space Age Recordings are pleased to announce an official limited edition vinyl release of the fourth and final Spacemen 3 studio album Recurring; the follow up to their seminal Playing with Fire album. ”

thanks to Far Out