Spaceface are quickly garnering a reputation for innovation both in their live show and psych-infused brand of indie rock. Today, via a premiere with Relix Magazine, the band took the next step in cementing that reputation by debuting a 360 video premiere of their Sun Kids full-length record due out April 21st. For each song, Jake Ingalls, the mind behind Spaceface, worked with Lionel Williams (the pioneering multimedia artist and musician known as Vinyl Williams) to create a world around each track set to a preview of the song. Listeners can get to each track through a circular portal allowing them to travel further down the rabbit hole as they experience Sun Kids for the first time.
If we look at quotes from Jake Ingalls and Lionel Williams we get a clear picture of the intent and method behind the creation of the 360 interactive album preview:
Celestial Street View is like Google Street View in another dimension. Each area contains samples from each song on the Spaceface record, which users can remix in the stereo field by looking around the 360º spaces. They connect in an a-linear labyrinth of hyper-dimensional spaces, made up of screenshots from the Sun Kids video.” – Lionel Williams
“So what we ended up with was this Celestial Street View Album Preview where, by finding totems placed within the frame, the you go from world to world and each one you visit has it’s own 1:30 Vinyl Williams stream of consciousness remix of a new Spaceface song. And within that remix, simply by moving your phone around and exploring the environment Lionel created, YOU can essentially remix the same song as well. It’s kind of like a choose your own adventure, each totem leads to a different world but each world has about 2 or 3 different directions you can go. There’s also a hidden world with a secret track that’s not on the record. Happy Hunting!” – Jake Ingalls
In addition to the album preview, the Relix premiere also gives us our first chance to check out “In The Clouds”, the third full song from Sun Kids. “In The Clouds” continues to explore the ethereal, spacey positivity of it’s predecessor’s “Cowboy Lightning” and “Sun Kids”; really setting the table for the full record release later this week. You can stream it now on Soundcloud and look for it on Spotify April 21st alongside the rest of the record.
Spaceface’s debut full-length, Sun Kids, features collaborations with Mikaela Davis and Julien Baker among others is due out this Spring. The record was co-produced by Jarod Evans, best known for his production work with the band Broncho. According to Ingalls, Evan’s production style “really glued the whole thing together for me. If you listen to Broncho’s stuff next to ours, you can def hear his vintage gear influence”. The band will be supporting the release with a full national tour, the dates for the first leg of which are listed below.
Spaceface Tour Dates
5/25 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge