Jason Pierce and Spiritualized return with a seventh studio album — the first since 2008’s Songs In A&E — on April 17th. Sweet Heart Sweet Light has some ridiculous cover art (that’s it above), but by the sounds of “Hey Jane” it’s a bit closer to J Spaceman’s psychedelic origins than A&E’s thoughtful grappling with mortality.
Pierce’s gift is taking the familiar, such as gospel or americana, and blowing it out to epic proportions. To that end, this is 8 minutes and 55 seconds of complete success:
Look for Sweet Heart Sweet Light on Fat Possum.