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Spacemen 3 are Asking Fans Not to Buy Their Albums on Record Store Day

Jason Pierce and Pete Kember Issue Statement About Legal Dispute with Label

Apr 20, 2017

Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom) of iconic space-rock band Spacemen 3 have issued a statement via the Twitter page of Pierce's current band, Spiritualized, asking fans not to buy the vinyl reissues of their albums being reissued in the U.K. on Record Store Day this Saturday. More

Mar 09, 2017

The Chilean trio Föllakzoid have enlisted Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman of Spiritualized and formerly of Spacemen 3) for a new 12-inch entitled London SessionsMore

The 15th Anniversary: Spiritualized’s “Let It Come Down”

Celebrating Under the Radar's 15th Anniversary and the Best Albums of 2001

Dec 15, 2016

Under the Radar's very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums from 2001, that are also celebrating their 15th anniversary. More

Jason Pierce Says Next Spiritualized Album Could Be His Last

He Also Reveals He Turned Down Millions to Reform Spacemen 3

Nov 07, 2016

Spiritualized, the project of Jason Pierce, recently announced that a new album was coming in 2017 and shows at the Barbican in London tonight and tomorrow night where the band will be performing their 1997 masterpiece, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, in its entirety with a string section and gospel choir.  More

Sep 29, 2016

If you've never seen Spiritualized live before then you're missing out on one of the greatest live bands of the last two decades, especially when Jason Pierce and whoever is in the band at the time is accompanied by a gospel choir and a string section.  More

Watch: Suede, Spiritualized, Super Furry Animals, and Other ‘90s British Bands at Glastonbury 2015

Plus: Belle and Sebastian, Paul Weller, and Supergrass' Gaz Coombes

Jun 29, 2015

At Glastonbury this past weekend, a lot of British bands who made their marks in the 1990s performed. The BBC has posted an impressive amount of videos from the festival and so we decided to collect those performances from '90s heroes, all of whom are still going strong today. More

Jun 22, 2014

Last weekend, we were in Canada to enjoy the eight annual Sled Island. Here are some photos from the last night of events, featuring Doug HoyerSt. Vincent, and SpiritualizedMore

Mar 04, 2014

After being rained out last year, the Sled Island Festival in Calgary, Alberta is back and better than ever. More

Feb 12, 2014

Well this is cool. Spiritualized has written a song featuring sounds recorded by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes.  More

Dec 16, 2013

Celebrating the re-opening of the Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the historic United Artists Theatre, Spiritualized has announced that they will perform a special Valentines Day concert at the newly restored L.A. landmark. More

Mexican Summer to Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary With Brooklyn Festival

Featuring Performances by Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, and More

Sep 16, 2013

Commemorating its five-year anniversary Brooklyn independent label Mexican Summer has announced a special two-day musical event on Oct. 11 and 12. More

Aug 19, 2013

Spiritualized has premiered a new music video for his Sweet Heart Sweet Light track "I Am What I Am," and it's absolutely depressing. More

Jul 02, 2012

While he may not performing his own stunts like Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr., Spiritualized's Jason Pierce has premiered another motorbike-centric music video to accompany his Sweet Heart Sweet Light track "Little Girl." More

May 08, 2012

Last night Spiritualized stopped by the set of The Late Show with David Letterman. More

Stream Spiritualized’s New Album

Listen to Sweet Heart Sweet Light In Full

Apr 09, 2012

After making a few teasing television appearances and a music videoSpiritualized's Jason Pierce has offered the entirety of his new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light up for streaming online. More

Mar 30, 2012

With his latest LP Sweet Heart Sweet Light arriving April 17 via Fat Possum, Spiritualized's Jason Pierce made a special appearance on the Irish program Other Voices to perform the album's featured song "Mary." More

Watch: Spiritualized “Hey Jane” (NSFW)

Day in the Life of a Working Mother

Mar 19, 2012

After releasing a brief trailer, today Spiritualized released the official video for Sweet Heart Sweet Light cut, “Hey Jane.”  More

Watch: Spiritualized Performs “Little Girl”

New Track From Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Mar 16, 2012

Yesterday Spiritualized made an appearance on the BBC Radio Station 6Music to perform a special live-in-the-studio performance as part of the station's ongoing 10th birthday celebration. More

Watch: Spiritualized “Hey Jane” Trailer

Another in a Long Line of Teasers

Mar 09, 2012

Since even us journalists haven’t heard the real version of Spiritualized’s forthcoming album Sweet Heart Sweet Light, we’re hanging on every new detail. Today Jason Pierce and co. released a trailer for lead single “Hey Jane.” More

Feb 24, 2012

One of the last times we heard from Spiritualized mastermind Jason Pierce, it was revealed that when he sent out early review copies of his upcoming new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light the people weren't getting the completed version of the record.  More

2012 Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Announced

Featuring Jack White, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and More

Feb 03, 2012

The 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival has announced its official lineup of artists, including Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, The Shins, St. Vincent, Feist, The Roots, Beirut, and Beck. More

Spiritualized Announces North American Tour

In Support of Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Jan 30, 2012

Spiritualized has announced a spring tour in support of forthcoming Sweet Heart Sweet Light due out in April via Fat Possum. Dates span across May throughout North America. More

Spiritualized Delays Album, Pulls Fast One on Critics

Reviewers Don't Have the Completed Version

Jan 27, 2012

Jason Pierce has stalled the release of his forthcoming Spiritualized album Sweet Heart Sweet LightMore

Spiritualized Announce New Album for 2012

Sweet Heart Sweet Light Slated for March 2012 Release on Fat Possum

Dec 07, 2011

Spiritualized have at last announced the highly anticipated follow-up to 2008's Songs in A&E. We have the tracklisting and details.  More

Mar 08, 2011

Currently working on their as-of-yet untitled seventh album, slated for release later this fall, Spiritualized have announced that they have signed with Fat Possum. More

Spiritualized’s “Ladies and Gentlemen” Show to Be Streamed Live Tonight

NYC Performance of Classic Album Begins at 8:15 EST

Jul 30, 2010

The last time Spiritualized played Radio City Music Hall, it was April 1998, and they were supporting Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space opening for Radiohead on the OK Computer tour. Twelve years later they're back at the venue, and the album, now widely recognized as a classic, will be performed start to finish tonight for the first and probably only time in the U.S. The concert will be streamed live and we have the details. More

See Video of Spiritualized’s Full “Inspired By Iceland” Set

Other Bands Include: Seabear, Glen Hansard of The Swell Season, and Hjalalin

Jul 06, 2010

Previously we told you about Inspired By Iceland, a concert headlined by Under the Radar-friendly artist, Spiritualized. Well, in case you weren’t lucky enough to be there, or too busy to catch the Internet live stream, the powers that be were kind enough to post the entire hour-long set. In addition to Spiritualized’s “Acoustic Mainline” set, (where the band reinvented their songs “acoustically” with the help of a choir and backing strings),SeabearGlen Hansard and Hjaltalin also performed. We have their videos.  More

Jun 25, 2010

Spiritualized is set headline Inspired By Iceland—a concert created to encourage tourism in the wake of April’s volcano eruption. Other Under the Radar friendly artists set to appear at the July 1st event include Glen Hansard (of the Swell Season), Seabear, and Sigur Rós collaborators, Amiina. More

Spiritualized Bring Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space to NYC

Highly Anticipated First (and Last) U.S. Performance of Classic 1997 Album Set for July 30 at Radio City Music Hall

Jun 07, 2010

Spiritualized are to perform their classic 1997 album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space in full for the final time at NYC's Radio City Music Hall July 30. We have the details. More

Spiritualized to Reissue “Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space” In Britian

Band Will Also Preform the Album in Full at Six U.K. Dates

Sep 16, 2009

Brace yourself American Spiritualized fans…this could be tough news to swallow. According to NME, the English band is preparing a treat for their country mates. First, the band is reissuing their landmark album Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space. The reissue and tour where the band will play the album in full—will only happen in England.  More


Interviews

Spiritualized

Searching for a Spark

Jun 01, 2008

Jason Pierce was in a good mood until I asked him about the Coachella festival. It’s only three days after he played the finale in a succession of “acoustic mainlines” shows, the widely acclaimed concert series where Pierce reinvented the Spiritualized canon with a string section and backing vocalists, and he’s still frustrated over how badly the set went. More


Reviews

Sled Island Day Four: Spiritualized, Doug Hoyer, and St. Vincent

June 21st, 2014

Jun 26, 2014

Although there were many impressive bands peppered throughout the week, no day of Sled Island packed quite the star power of Saturday, when St. Vincent and Spiritualized performed. St. Vincent opener Doug Hoyer was also a major highlight as well. (Let’s hear it for the little guys.) More

Spiritualized at Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

February 14th, 2014

Feb 16, 2014

Friday night was the grand opening of the Ace Hotel Theater. Formerly United Artists Theatre, the space was rechristened with the first of two sold-out Spiritualized shows. Lead by frontman Jason Pierce, the band was in town to perform their landmark 1997 album; Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Fat Possum

Apr 13, 2012

"Hey Jane" opens Sweet Heart Sweet Light, Spiritualized's seventh full-length album and the first since 2008's Songs in A&E. Nodding slyly to The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane," the song finds frontman Jason Pierce wondering, like a mantra, "Hey Jane, when you gonna die?"one of numerous allusions to mortality throughout Sweet Heart Sweet Light. More