Space rock overlords Spiritualized are streaming their first album in 6 years right now

Space rock legends Spiritualized recently announced that they would soon be releasing their first album in six years, the follow-up to 2012’s Sweet Heart Sweet Light.

The project of J. Spaceman, aka Jason Pierce, who you’d also know as the mastermind behind Spacemen 3, Spiritualized have been leading the charge in neo-psychedelia since releasing their acclaimed 1997 record, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

The new album, titled And Nothing Hurt, is streaming on NPR this morning ahead of its release next week on September 7th.


And Nothing Hurt, the first album in six years from space rock overlords Spiritualized, is streaming right now.

Mostly recorded between the upstairs room in his east London home, Pierce says the process was a painstaking one:

“Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before,” he says. “We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making but, without the funds to do, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.”

“The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use as when they’re making records – I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right.”

Stream the album over at NPR now before it’s released next week via Bella Union.