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.
Watch/listen to previous tracks “Optimism (As A Radical Life Choice)” Music video /“Generation Loss” stream / “Dolores” stream
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 coming to the UK & EU this summer:
2nd June – The Dome – London UK
3rd June – Slam Dunk – Leeds UK
4th June – Slam Dunk – Hatfield UK
5th June – Exchange – Bristol UK
7th June – Kavka – Antwerp Belgium
8th June – Juha West – Stuttgart Germany
9th June – Greenfield Festival – Interlaken Switzerland
10th June – Mergener Hof – Trier Germany
11th June – Fonnstock Festival – Nordenham Germany
13th June – Stairway – Copenhagen Denmark
15th June – Badehaus – Berlin Germany
16th June – Naumanns – Leipzig Germany
17th June – MUZ Club (Musikzentrale) – Nürnberg Germany
18th June – Backstage Club – Munich Germany
19th June – Forum Stadtpark – Graz Austria
21st June – Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt Germany
22nd June – Gebaeude 9 – Cologne Germany
23rd June – EKKO – Utrecht Netherlands
24th June – Jera on Air – Ysselsteyn Netherlands
25th June – Vainstream – Munster Germany
26th June – Booze Cruise Festival – Hamburg Germany
Tickets on sale now
Spanish Love Songs are currently touring the US supporting The Wonder Years.
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 have also announced they will be heading out on a headline tour in the US this May with support from Save Face + Camp Trash.
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.