Spacey Jane Share Aching Ballad ‘It’s Been A Long Day’

April 28 2022

 Here Comes Everybody Out June 10th


Photo by Michael Tartaglia

“feels like rediscovering the best summer of your youth.”
NPR Music

“Building on the band’s signature warbly, psych-tinged indie-rock, the new song shines with cleaner, more layered production, delicate synth accents and a soaring chorus.”
NME (Aus) on ‘Sitting Up’

The Guardian

“captures the lively spirit of the summer heat”

“The magic Spacey Jane formula: raw emotion and honesty, delivered with warmth and vibrancy”
triple j

“‘It’s Been A Long Day’… finds the quartet mining heartache for rousing melodies”
American Songwriter

Breakout Australian 4-piece, Spacey Jane, today share aching ballad, “It’s Been A Long Day.” Lifted from their forthcoming new album, Here Comes Everybody, the band are currently burning through their debut international tour on the Europe leg before hitting the US this fall, including sold-out dates in NYC, Boston, and more. LISTEN/WATCH ‘IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY’ + PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE HERE COMES EVERYBODY 

“It’s Been A Long Day” kicks off with the distinctly yearning howl from frontman Caleb Harper. The video, directed by Serena Reynolds, is drenched in an overwhelming amount of sunshine while he and his (IRL) partner go through the mundane motions of a slow day. Some of those moments — like the graze of a hand along a jawline — eliciting little moments of joy amongst the looming weight of a relationship. “We cut in moments of happiness and golden light with the heartbreak of the rest of the video,” Caleb shares about the video’s visuals. “They are strange and surreal and don’t really portray a normal relationship existing even before it all fell apart.” Drums lilt along, swapping the down beat and offbeat, as if changing direction when you forget why you walked into a room, while guitars bend every now and again, with Harper’s voice a consistent driving rhythm. 

Following recent singles, “Sitting Up,”“Lunchtime,” and “Lots Of Nothing,”“It’s Been A Long Day” is lifted from Spacey Jane’s forthcoming album, Here Comes Everybody. The name taken from the working title of Wilco’s beloved album, ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ and Jeff Tweedy himself writing to the band with his blessing to borrow the phrase. Frontman Harper says he wants this album to be, “for youth persevering and thriving emotionally under the weight of our generational burden,” citing COVID and climate change as two things trying to hold young people back. With songs written across 2020, the band then held sessions where they are from in Western Australia with Dave Parkin as well cross country in Brisbane with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants, Genesis Owusu).

Here Comes Everybody sounds and feels like an album that has truly been lived in. Whether it’s on the sprightly indie-pop of single ‘Lunchtime’, the aching ballad ‘It’s Been A Long Day’ or the atmospheric ‘Not What You Paid For’, every note is imbued with hard-earned wisdom now being passed down to a new generation. “You shouldn’t have to pretend that you’re in control or have it figured out when you’re 18,” Caleb says of ‘Bothers Me’, a glistening album highlight that reflects on the process of leaving school and realizing your whole life is ahead of you. “Anyone who says otherwise can get fucked.”

“It’s Been A Long Day” from Here Comes Everybody is out now, buy it/stream it here
Pre-order/pre-save Here Comes Everybody

Apr 8 – Metronome – Nottingham, UK *SOLD OUT*
Apr 10 – Brudenell Community Room – Leeds, UK
Apr 12 – Opium – Dublin, Ireland *SOLD OUT*
Apr 13 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK *SOLD OUT*
Apr 14 – Rough Trade – Bristol, UK *SOLD OUT*
April 16 – Badehause Berlin – Berlin, Germany
April 17 – Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
April 18 – Blue Shell – Köln, Germany
Apr 21 – Patterns – Brighton, UK
Apr 22 – Electric Brixton – London, UK *SOLD OUT*
Apr 23. – Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, NL   
Apr 24 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, NL
Apr 26 – Hare & Hounds 2 – Birmingham, UK
July 22 – Adelaide Showground – Wayville Australia

Oct 10 – The Axis Club – Toronto, BC
Oct 12 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *SOLD OUT*
Oct 13 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct14 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *SOLD OUT*
Oct 15 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 16 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
Oct 18 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 19 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 20 – Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NB
Oct 22 – Gothic – Denver, CO
Oct 23 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 25 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Oct 26 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Oct 27 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 29 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Oct 30 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA *SOLD OUT*
Nov 1 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
 Nov 2 – Crescent – Phoenix, AZ
Nov 4 – Dallas Studio at Factory – Dallas, TX
Nov 5 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Nov 6 – Houston Warehouse Live: Studio – Houston, TX
Nov 8 – Basement East – Nashville, TN
Nov 9 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA 

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