Spottiswoode & His Enemies recently released their sixith studio album, English Dream. The New York based band, fronted by Jonathan Spottiswoode, has been together since the late 90s. A fixture of the New York music scene, they released their debut album, Ugly Love, in 1998. The band’s sound is strewn with ballads, flourishes of jazz and gospel touches that make for a hard-to-describe yet engaging musical experience. Below, watch the new video for “Dreamer Boy” from English Dream, where Spottiswoode performs the song against various 70s English TV commercials. These commercials may seem to satirize the dreams the young boy in the song is having, but they also provide a poignant context for his loneliness. WXPN Welcomes Spottiswoode & His Enemies to World Cafe Live this Saturday, May 24th. Go here for tickets and more information.
Spottiswoode & His Enemies