LA based punk quintet Spanish Love Songs have announced “Brave Faces Etc“, due out 15th April 2022. The album features reimagined & alternative versions of the original 2020 release

“Right before the one year anniversary of the album, we decided we wanted to revisit the songs the same way we had been reimagining our previous albums on our Patreon community.” says singer Dylan Slocum. “I don’t know that any of us has ever been happy with a finished album we’ve released, so this was our chance to try out some of things we didn’t get to do on the original, whether due to budget, running out of time, etc. At the same time, we saw it as a chance to challenge ourselves a bit musically, and expand the sound of the band to better reflect where we’re all at in terms of songwriting and production.”

The band spent months reimagining and re-tracking the entire album from the ground up while working completely remotely in 3 different home studios in 3 time zones. That beautiful chaos has spawned something rather special & grown the band in new ways, highlighting steeped the same detail-rich storytelling of Bruce Springsteen, The Menzingers and Manchester Orchestra.

“Optimism always stood out as one with a slightly different vibe on the original album, and we tried to keep that energy going on the reimagined version. We took the jangly 90s rock beat and turned it into a real downer of a dance song, which meant we got to play all the drum machines and synths we always want to use. I love that the bridge here is somehow more chaotic than the original, and really carries across the anxiety of the song while somehow managing to keep the dance vibe.” Says Slocum.

With ‘Brave Faces Etc”, the songs are character stories set in small-town America and anxious urban jungles alike, unfurling heartbreaking tales of addiction, depression, debt and death juxtaposed alongside looming societal issues like mass shootings, the opioid epidemic and climate change. They’re all at once personal vignettes and universal truths of life in the 2010s, the lines blurred between Slocum’s own experiences and those of his friends and acquaintances. It seeks to find balance between realism and optimism.

Spanish Love Songs will be touring the US supporting The Wonder Years starting next month.
You can see the band at the following dates:

February 05, 2022 McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR

February 06, 2022 The Showbox Seattle, WA

February 08, 2022 Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA

February 09, 2022 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA

February 10, 2022 1720™ Los Angeles, CA

February 11, 2022 The Observatory – Santa Ana Santa Ana, CA

February 12, 2022 The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA

February 13, 2022 The Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ

February 15, 2022 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT

February 16, 2022 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO

February 18, 2022 South Side Music Hall Dallas, TX

February 19, 2022 Vibes Event Center San Antonio, TX

February 20, 2022 RISE ROOFTOP Houston, TX

February 22, 2022 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL

February 23, 2022 Underbelly Jacksonville, FL

February 24, 2022 House of Blues Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL

February 25, 2022 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA

February 26, 2022 Brooklyn Bowl Nashville Nashville, TN

February 28, 2022 Red Flag St. Louis, MO

March 01, 2022 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS

March 02, 2022 Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN

March 04, 2022 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL

March 05, 2022 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL

March 06, 2022 Piere’s Fort Wayne, IN

March 07, 2022 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI

March 08, 2022 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

March 10, 2022 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH

March 11, 2022 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

March 12, 2022 Canal Club Richmond, VA

March 13, 2022 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD

March 15, 2022 Webster Hall New York, NY

March 16, 2022 Webster Hall New York, NY

March 17, 2022 Anthology Rochester, NY

March 18, 2022 Rum Runners London, ON

March 19, 2022 Algonquin Commons Theatre Ottawa, ON

March 21, 2022 Webster Theater Hartford, CT

March 22, 2022 House Of Blues Boston Boston, MA

March 24, 2022 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

March 25, 2022 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

Tickets are on sale now

Spanish Love Songs is Dylan Slocum (vocals & guitar), Ruben Duarte (drums), Trevor Dietrich (bass),
Meredith Van Woert (keys), and Kyle McAulay (guitar).

“Brave Face Etc” can be Pre-ordered now with the physical vinyl as a two disc release – side A/B are the re-imagined versions and side C/D is the original version. The record will be released 15th April 2022 via Pure Noise Records.