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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Rock Alternative


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The best kept secret in music


"Music Connection Magazine"

Philadelphia five-piece SPIN the BOTTLE have made inroads with a tight, accessible, radio-friendly rock sound that’s highlighted by Eric Rothenheber’s vocals. While song titles were not provided [Ed: WHAT?] the hooky opener was the band’s strongest number, complete with an unusual pop organ sound. A ballad showed Rothenheber’s ability to sell a lyric. By the third song, some of us could easily imagine this band as a capable opening act for Goo Goo Dolls, Fastball, or Third Eye Blind. - Music Connection Demos


In just three songs, the powerhouse group Spin the Bottle leave notice that they have arrived and are knocking on the door of success. Yes, I think success is imminent and what they have been striving for is right around the corner. They play hard, loud, and with some serious oomph. You can also understand the lyrics. Now isn’t that a novelty? Something that is a rarity with hard driving metal like this is intelligible lyrics, and I applaud them for it. They certainly have their chops down and have a true gift for blending the melodic guitar riffs into their hard-as-nails sound. I like what the future holds for this band. If they keep making music like this, they are bound to succeed in a way that all bands want to.
Give this bottle a spin; at least you know where it will be pointing once it stops. - Musikman

"Indie Music"

Spin the Bottle has made a habit of sending me 3-track samplers before the
next full-length project is finished, giving me a pulse-quickening glimpse
and what’s coming next from these four 20-something oft-partying, fun-loving
musicians. As painful as it is to hear the stereo cut off after only three
songs, I like being able to keep up with this band on the wild ride. Here we have an interesting presentation. The hungrily aggressive “Breathe,”
the heated funk/pop of “Fortune Smiles,” and the perfect mix of both,
“Something.” “Breathe” took me by surprise. This is more forceful and edgy rock, a harder
sound than what I’m used to from these guys. The contrast in Eric
Rothenheber’s voice between this song and the next confirm my longtime
impression of him as a versatile performer. Between “Breathe” and “Fortune
Smiles,” he goes from a growl to a moan. There’s something very sensual
about this voice, no matter how he bends it. The metallic percussion and
deep space psychedelica in the guitar solo of “Fortune Smiles” give this
song a cool, slippery texture. You’ll feel this one on your skin. “Something” mixes the two with jumping pop punctuated by grinding guitar
interludes. After several years of playing together, Spin the Bottle is
still a breathlessly exciting and fun band with serious songwriting talent.
And a sadistic knack for leaving music reviewers wanting to hear more. - Jennifer Layton


Sept. 2001 - SPIN the BOTTLE (Self-Titled 8 Song Album) - Sidehatch Music

Oct. 2002 - SPIN the BOTTLE (Self-Titled 3 Song EP) - Jagermusic.com Label

All Songs Streaming on website and available for MP3 Download


Feeling a bit camera shy


The 4 handsome devils, all in their 20s, that make up Spin the Bottle are Nationally Sponsored by Jagermeister, which contractually binds them to drink in excess at their 3-4 shows per week in the Philly Metro area. These four high-school friends, have cultivated their Modern-Rock sound through years of listening to artists like The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Ben Folds Five, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cars, Van Halen & lately Incubus, Hoobastank, & Audioslave. Spin has allowed bands such as Familiar 48 (MCA), Silvertide (J Records), Fuel (Sony 550), Stuttering John (Atlantic), Rob Base & DJ EZ-ROK, Fat Joe (Atlantic) to close the night for them at venues from Connecticut down through Virginia. Their recorded moments have been featured on MTV’s UNDRESSED, & are in the standard rotation on over 421 college & small commercial radio stations. Trade publications such as Music Connection, Indie-Music.com, Musicdish, & Adequacy.net have all had more than favorable things to publish about this group who's drummer's mom insists are both handsome and talented!