DAY 2 • JULY 17
The band Spiritualized was born from the ashes of another band, Spacemen 3, both led by Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman). Pierce and the band recorded and mixed “Lazer Guided Melodies” in 1992. During the heyday of Britpop the band blew away set stereotypes and for many it became a cult band with songs such as “Pure Phase” and “Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space” (1997). The latter is known for the incredible – and now rare – album artwork that resembles the packaging of prescription medicine including a foil blister pack). Dreamy, out of this world, symphonic, psychedelic: there are a vast number of adjectives that can be used to describe these artists who have never stopped producing discs. Their eighth album, as of yet unnamed, and currently in production will include the artist Youth from Killing Joke and will be released in 2015.