HEAR YE: The Spinto Band Moonwink


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OFFICIAL BIO: It’s been 3 years since The Spinto Band burst onto the rock world with their infectious indie-pop masterworks on Nice and Nicely Done (Bar-None Records). But it hasn’t been a quiet 3 years. In that period of time, The Spinto Band have expanded their reach throughout the World with releases on Virgin UK, an appearance on Later… With Jools Holland, a performance at Fuji Rock in Japan, tours supporting Rilo Kiley, the Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, the Strokes, Dr. Dog, and many more, including opening up for the Flaming Lips at SXSW!

After constant touring and the worldwide release of their acclaimed album Nice and Nicely Done, The Spinto Band found themselves eager to record new material. The band took it upon themselves to oversee the assembly of their next album. After half a year of rehearsing, arranging, demoing and perfecting the songs that would sculpt Moonwink, the band personally contacted Producer / Engineer Dave Trumfio (Wilco, Built To Spill, Billy Bragg, Mates of State) and Mixing Engineer Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Los Lobos, Cibo Matto, Paul Simon). After hearing the band’s striking new songs, the two recording veterans were excited to work with the bright young composers, and plans were soon hatched to begin work on the band’s second major release.


The band first ventured to North East Los Angeles where they spent five weeks recording with Trumfio in a converted sweatshop. Then, with the fruits of their labor in hand, they traversed the ocean and arrived in a small English village where, amid cow pastures and skid pan racetracks, Tchad Blake lent his sonic expertise to the mixing process. With Moonwink complete The Spinto Band was once again ready to dazzle listeners with their skewed approach to song-craft.

The new recordings fortify The Spinto Band’s ability to interlace rich, textured guitars, unconventional orchestration and multiple-part vocal harmonies into exciting new avenues of indie-pop. The music is at once outlandish, kinetic and luminous, while still restrained in a way that pays homage to the classic pop song, bringing to mind a contemporary coagulum of, Bacharach, Beatles, Berlin, and Bowie. MORE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stay tuned for a Spinto Q&A and a proper album review.

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