Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Spinto Band | Bennington College | Dec 3rd

For the next few months, Vermont can lay claim to new pop sensations The Spinto Band. Two of the band's seven members attend Bennington College. However, Thomas Hughes is scheduled to graduate in December and his brother, Sam, is rumored to be leaving school at that time to focus on the band full time. In the meantime, The Spinto Band is Vermont's finest new pop band.

When they aren't sitting in classrooms, the band hails from Wilmington, DE. This summer they released their debut album Nice and Nicely Done to a great deal of acclaim which is a lot more than I ever did with my summer breaks. Their sound isn't anything ground breaking but the songs are pretty infectious. With so many band members and a wide assortment of instrument, they get a very layered effect which, when combined with their pop hooks, makes for a very likeable album. The weird thing is that one of their lead singers sounds just like Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. What are the chances that two bands would release debut albums this summer with lead singers that sound like that. It certainly isn't a classic signing voice but it works.

On Dec. 3, you can catch their swan song to Bennington College as they play the Downcaf. It'll probably be a pretty rocking show considering the band, the small venue and the number of friends/fans they'll pack in there. Unfortunately, we are having a party that night and I won't be able to make the show.

The Spinto Band - Crack the Whip
The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy

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