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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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"nice rock edge with some real pop sensibilities" - Bill Burrs (RCA Label Group)

"Classic epic songwriting with a modern pop twist!" - Luke Tozour (Pink, Katy Perry, Mika)

"True DIY power pop that should turn some heads. If not, you're not listening properly." - Alan Cross (ExploreMusic, The Secret History of Rock)

"...a good example of that sort of catchy pop hard rock that Queen became so famous for... it's so poppy and catchy...there is nothing not to like about this lot." - blogcritics .org

"SPiN makes Philadelphia proud with full length debut, "Believe."...With its synthesis of synth pop with rock aggression and catchy melodies, SPiN act as an adolescent version of Muse" - examiner.com

“Stellar musicianship, vocals and writing make this one not to be missed...easily one of the surprises of the year." - FMQB

"'Don't Look Down' has single success stamped all over it" - antimusic.com

"...a good example of that sort of catchy pop hard rock that Queen became so famous for... it's so poppy and catchy...there is nothing not to like about this lot." - blogcritics.org

"reminded of vintage weezer hooks and melodies" - stereokiller.com

SPiN takes the melodic rock tendencies of 1970's heavyweights Styx or Queen while maintaining a modern edge that makes them highly appealing across several age demographics." -wildysworld.com

"a unique combination...70’s power-pop...with very modern-sounding synthesizer. " -jerseybeat.com

“the pop-rock quartet are starting to break through on a national level.” - Chartattack

"the melodicism of the songs and some nice hooks keep these songs in your head." - Jerseybeat.com

"...catchy electronic rock madness...radio ready pop rock" - Phillyrockblog.com

" "Don't Look Down" is a highly catchy rock tune; a likely single and another track that will get stuck in your noggin and hang around for a while." -Wildysworld.com

"With songs ranging from soaring ballads to driving hard rock, the tracks on “Believe” will get stuck in your head, it’s just a matter of which one." -Rocksposure.com

"...the band launches into a series of well-crafted, high-energy rock songs that are extremely enjoyable and a fun listen." -PureGrainAudio.com

"...they sound like a cross between Queen and The Cars to me." - Tannehill Trader Magazine

"Take the band SPiN. Hoo boy, they’re so real I had to invent a new genre just for them... And how cool is that?" -Las Vegas Weekly

"... Spin are hot shags and fantastic songwriters... " - Philadelphia Weekly

"Some bands are just about getting chicks, partying, having a stage to exploit their egos,” Cieplinski said. “All of that is also true in our case, by the way.” - South Philly Review Newspaper - various


"their stage presence is crazy"

... These guys actually have a song called "Home" that is passing by an Alicia Keys song on some radio chart! Not only is their music phenomenal, their stage presence is crazy. When I heard they were in town, I had to go check them out again!... - PA Musician Magazine


"one of the surprises of the year"

... Philadelphia’s own SPiN deliver a quality debut effort on their maiden voyage at the format. “Home” sets sail for radio and this powerful and well produced track is destined to find many radio ports to dock at. Stellar musicianship, vocals and writing make this, one not to be missed. Easily one of the surprises of the year.... - FMQB Magazine


"fantastic songwriters"

.. I’m all but certain Spin are hot shags and fantastic songwriters...
- Philadelphia Weekly


"Philly pop band SPiN"

...Just when things were working for Philly pop band SPiN, it's been slapped with a cease-and-desist letter from spin magazine...

- Philadelphia Inquirer


"first impression is absolute delight"

...My first impression of these guys is absolute delight, especially as the song progresses and band members vocally join to create harmonies that are especially delicious in this power-pop tune...

- Eartaste


"starting to break through on a national level"

...After playing more than 100 shows a year up and down the U.S. east coast, the pop-rock quartet are starting to break through on a national level with the success of "Home," the first single from their self-titled EP... - Chart Attack


"invent a new genre just for them"

..Take the band Spin. Hoo boy, they’re so real I had to invent a new genre just for them... And how cool is that?... - Las Vegas Weekly


"This is what rock and roll is all about"

SPiN – Spin EP
2008, SPiN

Rock Is Not Dead. Despite the oft repeated refrain, rock is alive and well. Today we visit Philadelphia, PA and SPiN; one of the more pleasant surprises I've found of late. No bass player? No problem! SPiN offers up infectious, high-energy rock and roll on their debut: Spin EP. Released in November, 2007, this CD has already garnered Top-10 placement on the FMQB charts and some positive response from commercial radio. You can not listen to this disc without be-bopping along, unless you're clinically deceased. And I wouldn't make any arguments against the SPiN in that case, either.

The disc opens with the straightforward rocker Not In Love, which combines driving guitar, soaring harmonies and a melody that will stay with you for days. Home is a rock ballad that builds on a flamenco riff and lush string arrangements to craft a bit of pop magic. This is your classic, heart-on-the-sleeve love song that many rock acts have lost the art of making (or become too caught up in). The song evolves into an urgent plea, utilizing some of the best rock theatric writing I've heard in some time.

There is a bit of theater in the music of SPiN. Based on this first EP, they just might be the total package musically. Great songwriting, smart lyrics, a profound sense of melody and harmony, and a vocalist (Eric Rothenheber) you could listen to all day long. Check out Bleed, which may just be the best pure rock song I've heard in some time. Buy the disc. Support their muse. This is what rock and roll is all about.

Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5) - Wildys World


Discography

2010 - Home EP
2011 - BELiEVE Album
2012 - "Hearts in Flames" (single)
2012 - "Sing Myself" (single)

SPiN “BELiEVE” Album is currently in rotation at over 160 College Stations and has reached Top 5 at CMJ College Charts

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Sometimes compared to bands like Muse, Queen, and The Cars, SPiN's sound has been described as: "Classic epic songwriting with a modern pop twist!" (Luke Tozour-Pink, Katy Perry, Mika); "great hooks, melodic rock...and burbling synthesizers" (the-trades.com); "hard-driving power chords and edgy overtones layering over thoughtful, subtle melodic progressions. I am in love!" (antimusic.com) and "synth pop with rock aggression and catchy melodies" (examiner.com)

Songs from their 2011 debut album, "BELiEVE" and their 2010 EP "Home" have been met with both industry praise: "nice rock edge with some real pop sensibilities" (Bill Burrs -RCA Label Group) and national press: "...a comfortable space between emo and the grittier side of power pop...some very radio-friendly material." (Vintage Guitar Magazine) Numerous tracks have received airplay across the US and Canada ("Home" reached #7 on FMQB) and have appeared in hit TV series on networks like Spike TV, Bravo, MTV, VH1, and G4 across more than a dozen shows. The band's track "Hurt By You" was also featured on G4's "Attack of the Show" in their Free Beats segment. Their music video for "Playing Dead" garnered similar attention with rotation in the U.S. on FUSE TV, in Canada on AUX TV, and online as a NEW Yahoo! Music featured video. The buzz eventually made its way to Spin magazine's publisher Tom Hartle, who said "we want to support these guys," which was ironic in that his magazine filed a cease and desist order against them for use of the name - the band refused.

Often on the road, SPiN has provided support for Halestorm, Fuel, Hinder, SafetySuit, Puddle of Mudd, Trapt, Red, Fat Joe and more during their 500 plus shows across 25 states including major festival appearances such as 2012 SXSW. When not touring, SPiN continues to write, record, and release music at their studio inside a 150 year old funeral home in the band's hometown of Philadelphia. SPiN is "true DIY power pop that should turn some heads. If not, you're not listening properly!" (Alan Cross - The Ongoing History of New Music, ExploreMusic)