The Spinto Band tours U.S. with Frightened Rabbit
The Spinto Band, besides being the sextetist group ever to emerge from Delaware (sorry, Thorogood), are six of America's foremost purveyors of power-pop. You may recall the group's "Oh Mandy"—the catchiest song about an Amanda since Manilow's masterpiece—from a Sears commercial that ended up funding a European tour.
Europe was waiting with open arms for the sprightly lads, whose 2005 album Nice and Nicely Done boogied up the charts in the UK, resulting in highly-coveted gigs with both Arctic Monkeys and Art Brut.
In the years between Nicely Done and the just-released Moonwink, Spinto Band fans have sated themselves via the amateur beekeepers' YouTube channel, where they document practice sessions fueled by Café Bustelo and visit an old-fashioned soda-pop expert in L.A.
Speaking of old-fashioned, after a successful jaunt through Europe, Spinto Band returned to the States in October and almost immediately began running with Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, who also put out a well-received album this year. Check out Spinto Band's water-balloon-filled video for Moonwink's "Summer Grof" on the Paste Station, then see below to find out if the band is coming to your town.
11 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
12 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
13 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Visulite Theater
14 - Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat
16 - New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
3 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Garfield Artworks
4 - Rochester, N.Y. @ The Bug Jar
5 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Mohawk Place
6 - Northampton, Mass. @ Iron Horse Music Hall
7 - Providence, R.I. @ Club Hell
9 - Portland, Maine @ Space Gallery
10 - Hamden, Conn. @ The Space
11 - Scranton, Pa. @ The Bog
13 - Baltimore, Md. @ The Talking Head
The Spinto Band on MySpace
YouTube: SpintoBand's channel
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