The Spinto Band

The Spinto Band

 Wilmington, Delaware, USA
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The Spinto Band makes music.

Biography

The Spinto Band was originally formed as recording project by high school students in Wilmington, Delaware in the late 1990s. Singer Nick Krill describes the early years of the band: "Every other band we knew back then would play in their garage and do the live thing. They’d do a bunch of concerts, then go, ‘Oh man, we’ve gotta record now?’ But we just had this crap in the basement and all we’d do was record, so we had 20 90-minute tapes full of junk before we played our first show."

After several releases on the band's own Spintonic label, the band released its proper debut album, Nice and Nicely Done, on Bar/None Records in 2006. Their song "Oh, Mandy" was released as a single seemed to strike a chord with people. They spent the next two years touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe playing with such acts as Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes, and Rilo Kiley.

In 2008, the band signed to Park the Van Records and released its second proper full length album, Moonwink. The group promoted the album with a series of humorous videos on YouTube and did some more touring.

In 2009, the band released an EP titled "Slim and Slender." The four-song release contained three original songs and a cover of the 1939 South American hit "Brazil."

They are currently awaiting the release of their third LP, which was self-produced by the band and recorded in spurts throughout 2010 in an abandoned chicken coop.

Discography

LPs
Nice and Nicely Done - 2005 - Bar/None, 2006 - Radiate
Moonwink - 2008 - Park the Van

EPs
The Spinto Band - 2003 Sleepglue
Good Answer - 2004 - Spintonic
Slim and Slender - 2009 - Park the Van Records

Singles
"Oh Mandy" (CD) - 2005 - Stolen Transmissions
"Mountains/Brown Boxes" (7") - 2005 - Radiate
"Direct to Helmet" (CD, 7") - 2006 - Radiate
"Did I Tell You" (CD, 7") - 2006 - Radiate - UK #55 charts
"Oh Mandy" (CD, 7") - 2006 - Radiate - UK #54 charts
"Summer Grof" (7") - 2008 - Fierce Panda - UK
"Summer Grof/Franco Prussian" (7") - 2008 Park the Van - US
"Vivian, Don't" (7") - 2009 - Fierce Panda - UK