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#224 – Josh Haden of Spain – Sargent Place

Spain’s debut album came out in 1995.  Blue Moods of Spain was so different, with it’s quiet mood and slowed-down tempos, that it spawned a new genre, slo-core. Now, the band is back after a short hiatus with Sargent Place, their most focused album to date.  We talk with leader Josh Haden about recording the album with producer Gus Seyffert, who also worked with the Black Keys.  He also talks about tracks from the new album, including “You and I,” which features the final recorded performance from his dad, jazz bassist Charlie Haden, before he passed away.  We also touch on the band’s debut album and how it compares to this most recent release.