Sam Spiegel is premiering the track “Crew” featuring Elliphant & Agent Sasco (aka Assassin) via WNYC’s “All of It with Alison Stewart.” Listen to the track at via Soundcloud at

“I usually love to work conceptually,” notes Spiegel. “Call me old school, but I love making albums that have a theme or concept that carries you through the record. For instance, on N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo the theme was space and unity; creating together without geographical, religious, genre or ideological borders. Random Shit from the Internet Era was a different process for me. This is an album comprised of songs which have been created in bits and pieces over many years, some literally over the last 15 years! I had these great songs floating around my brain, and I felt it was time to release them to the world, regardless of whether they fit into a cohesive conceptual album. For that reason, the album is comprised of lots of different feels and genres, disparate frames of mind from my journey through life.”

Additionally, Spiegel is set to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo with a 4-LP box set due January 17 which includes three previously unreleased songs featuring Fatlip (Pharcyde), Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Jimmy Jael (Brother Reade), remixes, a 48-page picture booklet with photos of N.A.S.A. on tour and in the studio, a 24-page LP booklet, a streaming card to watch the Spirit of Apollo documentary and more. Pre-order the box set at

Spiegel explains, “I’m so geeked about this 10 Year Anniversary Box Set of N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo. There was so much that went into this album back when we made it, so many inspiring people made contributions, and the album is so multifarious with all of the musical and visual artists’ contributions, we wanted to do a special edition to commemorate the album, and to include a bunch of extra stuff that didn’t make it on the original version and remixes that came after the release.”

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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