Modern Mystery favorites The Spinto Band are set to release the EP follow up to last year’s Moonwink titled Slim & Slender (Park the Van) on October 6th. With three new songs by the band plus one incredible cover of Ary Barroso’s ”Brazil,” this album is one of the catchiest releases of the year. If you recall the band performed this song during their last Freakend dates.
As Nick Krill and Tom Hughes switch off on their classic vocals, this is one indie record that will have you dancing. The standout track on the album is ‘Keep Them Alive,” which is equally haunting and poppy. ”Jackhammer” is a rather soft song for the band but still it maintains those incredible Spinto harmonies that we know and love. It shows a more mature side of the band and it resembles a bit of late Pavement.
Closing the EP is ”Thayer Function” which is primarily instrumental with some very sparse vocal. This is a leap for the band as they have never tried something like this before.
The Spinto Band have also announced recently that they are playing the Park the Van showcase at CMJ this year in Brooklyn, and they have extended their fall tour dates. Be sure to catch them on the road, you’ll be sorry you missed them!
September 16– NPR’s The Sound of Young America Live at Adrienne Theater-Philiadelphia, PA
September 19– Jam on the Brandywine at Myrick Conservation Center-West Chester, PA
October 21- Johnny Brenda’s-Philadelphia, PA
October 22– TT the Bear’s-Cambridge,MA
October 23– Union Hall-Brooklyn, NY
October 24– Rock ’N Roll Hotel-Washington DC
October 25- Local 506-Chapel Hill, NC
October 27-Grey Eagle Tavern-Asheville, NC
October 28 – The Earl-Atlanta, GA
October 30– Park the Van Records 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Marigny Theatre-New Orleans, LA
November 2– The Basement-Nashville, TN
November 3 -The Bishop-Bloomington, IN
November 4– Schuba’s-Chicago, IL
November 5– Illini Union Courtyard Cafe-Urbana, IL
November 6 – The Pike Room at Crofoot-Pontiac, MI
November 7– Garfield Artworks-Pittsburgh, PA