Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce to Release New Collaborative 12-Inch with Föllakzoid

London Sessions Due Out April 20 via Sacred Bones

Mar 09, 2017
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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 Sessions. It features new live-to-tape recordings of two songs ("Electric" and "Earth") found on Föllakzoid's last album, 2015's III, this time featuring Pierce. The recordings were made in a London studio in June 2016 while the band were touring Europe. Föllakzoid and Pierce had previously met several years ago backstage at a Wooden Shjips show at London's Electric Ballroom and became fast friends. The London Sessions 12-inch is due out April 20 via Sacred Bones. Below is the tracklist and cover art, followed by Föllakzoid's upcoming tour dates.

Föllakzoid guitarist Domingo Garcia-Huidobro had this to say about the collaboration in a press release: "Jason added a very different harmonic atmosphere to the songs. It somehow re-articulated the space and metric that already existed in a way the band never could. These new versions have a different edge." You can preorder the 12-inch here.

Spiritualized are expected to release a new album, the follow-up to 2012's Sweet Heart Sweet Light, sometime this year, perhaps in June to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1997 masterpiece, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

Read our 2008 interview with Pierce.

London Sessions Tracklist:

1. Electric
2. Earth

Föllakzoid Tour Dates:

May 18: Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
May 19: London, UK @ London Fields Brewhouse
May 22: Haifa, Israel @ wunderbar
May 23: Tel Aviv, Israel @ Levontin 7
May 24: Ghent, Belgium @ Charlatan
May 25: Brussels, Belgium @ AB 
May 26: Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ Eindhoven Psych Lab
May 27: Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ London Calling
May 28: Groningen, The Netherlands @ Vera
May 29: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland @ L'Amalgame
May 30: Winterhur, Switzerland @ Albani
May 31: Leipzig, Germany @ Ilses Erika
June 2: Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
June 3: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
June 4: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
June 5: Berlin, Germany @ Lido
June 6: Warsaw, Poland @ Hydrozagadka Club
June 7: Poznan, Poland @ LAS
June 8: Prague, Czech Republic @ Theremin
June 9: Zagreb, Croatia @ KSET
June 10: Milano, Italy @ Santeria
June 11: Guastalla, Italy @ HandMade Festival
June 13: Marina di Ravenna, Italy @ Hana-Bi
June 14: Rome, Italy @ Monk
June 15: Torino, Italy @ Magazzino sul Po´
June 17: Siegen, Germany @ FreakValley Festival
June 18: Bern, Swiss @ Reitschule

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