Welcome to a new amazing Space Discovery.
Space Traveller, be ready. That’s the real deal, if you think we’re joking then you underestimate us. Cause today we are going to space, FOR REAL. The amazing band we are going to introduce you to today is …*Drum Roll*… SPACEFACE, and we’re so humbled and happy that we had the possibility to chat with Jake Ingalls (former guitar & synth player of The Flaming Lips) to talk about this music project.
Modern Psychedelia is at his top in this release, in an album that mixes flawlessly funk, hip hop, alternative, classic and psychedelic rock. All with a positive and trippy mood, that’s an album that will give endless possibilities to have a good time.
At the beginning of the album, we are immediately hooked by the funky guitars on their tune “Happens All the Time” which sometimes suddenly turns into a more groovy 70s Hip Hop Track.
“Rain Passing Through” with his catchy and slightly melancholic chorus introduces us to Mikaela Davis, the first feat of the album. The tune is accompanied by a trippy music video, that you can enjoy clicking down below.
“Pina Collider”, is probably one of the funkiest tunes in the album, probably the one with the best “party-vibes”. The tune starts with a groovy bassline, that pumps up the style of the song. Full of energy, this tune will make you move your bum and dance like never before. But with a cocktail tho, potentially a Pina Colada, that might be perfect.
“Ludus Love” and “Panoramic View” with their sexy synths, are the perfect tunes to prepare yourself before a club night and set the right mood. Or also a great one to entertain your partner before the act.
“Classic Style” and “Long Time” are the perfect track for the middle of the album slowing the pace and set.
Now we are in front of a great question after listening to the incredibly catchy “Millions & Memes”, which is: is it better to do memes or millions? We would say the best thing would be to make millions of memes, like the ones present in the music video, which you can watch below.
After this track, we have “Waiting for You” “Jamais Vu“, which are the most chill tunes and perfectly guide the listener to the closure of the album with the more trippy closing track “Earth in Awe“.
We had such fun listening to this album, which proves that Spaceface knows perfectly how to craft a great psychedelic rock/alternative album, in an era where both album and psychedelia are often avoided.
Let’s now dive into the great interview with had with Jake.
Welcome to Space guys!!
Congratulations on your new Album “Anemonia”! Briefly present yourself to our Space Travellers!
Hi! And thank you! I’m really excited about this record. This is J representing the group here. Spaceface is a band from Memphis,TN with an epic live show and songs that sound great cranked up with the windows down but also provide a rewarding ear candy experience within headphones. We sing about love, death, fake intergalactic cocktails and the dread of forgetting someone’s name. We like to say that we write old school pop songs then punch them up in style and arrangement to fit the vibe/genre we’re going for at the moment. We typically lean towards the psych-pop/dream rock world. Currently we’re calling our genre Retrofuturist Dream Rock.
What’s the story behind your latest release?
I guess the story would be that we simultaneously wanted to write both
1.) a record you could shamelessly put on and play front to back rather than a playlist
2.) felt like it could serve a score to a movie where the protagonist has joined a mysterious cult where everything is promised to be great but ultimately realizes they must leave and find their own truth.
The arc of the record works that way at least and all of the album art reflects the latter idea but mostly I believe the record sounds like a band from the past thrust into some alternate reality future and they’re playing a rooftop pool party.
What are your plans for the future?
We have a bunch of tours and shows lined up (follow us on the internet or go to our website to keep up with us!), 2 new records in the pipeline and much much moreeee
If you had a time machine, in which era would you travel and which kind of music would you bring with you in the past?
I’d like to show Jimi Hendrix a synthesizer and see what he did with it. I think he would’ve been an early adopter of that tech. But maybe I’d go back in time to save Trish Keenan from Broadcast’s life so we could be blessed with more of their music.