Perennial glam rock favorites, Spacehog — who shot into the stratosphere in 1995 with their debut album, ‘Resident Alien’ and hit single, “In The Meantime” — announce the release of their first album since 2001, ‘As It Is On Earth,’ on April 16th on their own label, Hog Space Records. The album was recorded over the last two years in Brooklyn with producer Bryce Goggin who was also behind the console for ‘Resident Alien’ and ‘The Chinese Album.’
‘As It Is On Earth’ is comprised of eleven original Spacehog songs and kicks off with the piano driven, moody, “Deceit,” which features a sweeping melody and the haunting vocals of singer and bassist, Royston Langdon. The second song on the album, “Love is A Curious Thing” begins with Jonny Cragg’s pounding bass drum and the chorus rises with a dark, pseudo feel-good, sing-along vibe as Langdon sings, “Love is a curious thing, but I fall, fall, fall for the curious thing.” The album is rounded out with “Oh, Dinosaur,” Langdon’s ode to growing pains, “Sunset Boulevard,” an up-tempo song of lost love with Los Angeles serving as the setting and “Glad to Know,” which made its world premiere on Rolling Stone.com in January. The music magazine cheers, “it’s a rollicking rocker reminiscent of Queen with its soft, piano plunked verse and soaring chorus, while last lick of Richard Steel’s guitar solo is a canny skip up the fretboard reminiscent of Brian May.”
In a recent interview, Landgon spoke about the creation of ‘As It Is On Earth.’ “The subject matter changed. I supposed I’ve matured … I’m a different person than I was when I was 21 when I started. Musically, the fundamentals are the same as they were on ‘Resident Alien.’ This record feels like a much more honest look at who we are now. That’s what we strived to do on every record. It’s a little piece of the history of where we are. Everyone’s changed — through relationships, et c. It’s uniquely ours and this is the medium in which we tell.”
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On February 1, Spacehog announced that they would be partnering with Pledge Music to raise money for the self release of ‘As It Is On Earth.” On Saturday, February 2nd, the band woke up after playing a sold out show at Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ) to the news that they reached 100% of their goal in just 24 hours. Royston and Jonny made a video for their Pledge campaign, which includes an acoustic version of “Try To Remember” and information about the new record. They are also partnering with The David Lynch Foundation and will donate 10% of their Pledge proceeds to the foundation.
Watch Spacehog’s Pledge Music Campaign Video Here
The band plans to tour this spring and has booked shows on February 26th at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and on May 4th at Boston’s Great Scott. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
For more information on Spacehog, please contact Maggie Poulos of Good Cop PR // 347.614.2818 // Maggie@goodcoppr.com