Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: slowcore indie singer-songwriter acoustic indie pop seen live indie rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Spain is often compared to outfits such as Low, Seam, and Codeine, because of their love of slow, spacey, and melancholy alt rock. The band was formed in the early 90s at the University of Irvine in California when bass player and vocalist Josh Haden (son of jazz musician Charlie Haden and brother of That Dog’s Petra Haden) teamed up with guitarist Ken Boudakian. Rounding out the line-up were Merlo Podlewski (second guitar) and Evan Hartzell (drums). Spain debuted with two singles, ‘I Lied’ and ‘Dreaming Of Love’. By 1995, the quartet was signed to Restless Records, that issued their debut, The Blue Moods Of Spain. While most new rock bands would be eager to support their debut release with a lengthy tour, Spain proved to be an exception, as they made it clear early on that they were primarily a studio outfit (owing to the fact that most of its members relocated to different US cities). After a four-year lay off, Spain was rekindled...

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