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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