Spanish Love Songs Announce New Album – ‘No Joy’

Spanish Love Songs 2023
Photo Credit: Hannah Hall

Longtime Already Heard favourites Spanish Love Songs have shared details of their new album.  As always, the pessimistic group have titled the album ‘No Joy’. The 12 track collection will be released on August 25th via Pure Noise Records. It sees the band co-producing with Collin Pastore (Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Illuminati Hotties) and was mixed by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, M83, Best Coast).

To coincide with the announcement of ‘No Joy’, a video for the album’s first single, ‘Haunted’, has been released. It sees an extra-terrestrial being landing on earth, finding themselves in a dive bar where Spanish Love Songs are playing.

As for the track itself, ‘Haunted’ shimmers with New Jersey-inspired synths, a burgeoning anthemic quality, and SLS‘ distinctive existential lyrical dread.

“Haunted is a reintroduction of sorts for us,” explains vocalist and guitarist Dylan Slocum. “It lays out exactly the band we are at the moment, and after 9 months of writing and recording we knew it had to be the first to come out. We were ecstatic to bring it to life with Hannah (Hall – video director)”

1. Lifers
2. Pendulum
3. Haunted
4. Clean-Up Crew
5. Middle of Nine
6. Marvel
7. I’m Gonna Miss Everything
8. Rapture Chaser
9. Mutable
10. Here You Are
11. Exit Bags
12. Re-Emerging Signs of the Apocalypse

‘No Joy’ can be pre-ordered through Pure Noise Records here.

‘Haunted’ Lyrics

You pulled off the road so you could cry.
It’s too quiet in the suburbs.
Searched your mind to try to find
where the bottom really was.
When you felt nothing but young and in love
and they didn’t love you in return.
The look that was in their eyes
is a memory you’ve burned.

You sleep with a window open
and you hope the cold gets in your heart.

But you’re not haunted.
You just miss everything.
You’re not a ghost,
so stop disappearing.

There’s another body in the McDonald’s parking lot.
The cops stand around like there’s nothing to do.
You start to worry that’s what you’ll look like
when it catches up.
You’re a stranger in your photos.
Melt into a drink with all your friends.
And you’re swallowed in a moment.
The metaphor is meaningless.

You’ll say,
“that’s okay they never liked me anyway.”
But there’s a killer in your heart.

You’re not haunted.
You just miss everything.
You’re not a cautionary tale,
so don’t you vanish on me.
You’re losing weekends
and then the days will start to slide.
You keep breaking all these habits,
but you can’t seem to get by.

And you used to daydream about the things
you’d do and say when you were famous,
but now the plastic in your belly has you feeling all sorts of sick.
You used to daydream.
And you’re

not haunted.
It’s just the devil in your skin.
It’ll be this bleak forever, but it is a way to live.
You’re not alone.
You just miss everything.
When you’re feeling like a ghost
would you come haunt me please?

It’s every trip into that empty house.
The silence from the street.
Your blanket in your seat and the nearly muted TV.
There’s no answer from you, and your phone blinks with my reply.
It’s that lump in my chest and my relief to hear you cry.

Spanish Love Songs in the UK in 2023

Spanish Love Songs will be visiting the UK later this month as part of the Slam Dunk Festival.

The LA-founded group will then be back following the release of ‘No Joy’ on August 25th as the main support for Hot Mulligan.

31st Pryzm, Kingston
1st Stylus, Leeds
2nd Academy 2, Manchester
3rd SWG3, Glasgow (upgraded)
5th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
6th SWX, Bristol
7th Electric Ballroom, London
8th o2 Academy 2, Birmingham


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