The Spinto Band to release ‘Slim & Slender’

The Spinto Band Brevity, soul and wit: some of the hallmarks of the Spinto Band’s latest forthcoming release ‘Slim & Slender’ – the Delaware native sextet’s self-recorded debut. A succinctly stated 4 song package, this EP serves as a precursor to the self-recorded LP to follow in 2010.  These four songs were so good and immediately exciting that the band’s label, Park The Van Records, wanted to get this collection of tracks out as quickly as possible, opting for 10″ vinyl and a digital download commercial release, landing October 6th 2009. In support of Slim & Slender, The Spinto Band will headline a Park The Van Fall label tour covering much of the Eastern U.S. with label-mates Pepi Ginsberg and Generationals rounding out the bill, each celebrating exciting 2009 PTV releases, respectively. Self recorded in the band’s brand new studio, these very well may be some of the The Spinto Band’s best stuff yet. Included are a lot of extended instrumental explorations, like the bouncily jubilant cover of Ary Barroso’s classic ‘Brazil’, from the Terry Gilliam film of the same title. “Brazil has been a long time classic amongst the band,” singer/songwriter/guitar-player/production-guru Nick Krill explains. “I first heard it in the film and have overheard Jeff and Tom and others playing the melody on different instruments over the years. The song brings to mind flying high above a city with angel wings sprouting from my back.” Their previous full-length, ‘Moonwink’, had Spinto’s crafty penchant for taking care in carving out space for all sounds in elaborate arrangements, and ‘Thayer Function’, Slim’s original instrumental is a sunwinked continuation of this calling card. Krill explained the genesis of this cut: “Back when we used to record in Thomas and Sam’s basement, our former band mate, Albert Birney, penned a song called Layer Function. Albert now lives on Thayer Street in Rochester, New York, and Joe made up the riff for what would eventually become Thayer Function during a sing along on Albert’s porch while we were on tour last year. The title just popped out and immediately made perfect sense…kind of making a nice reference to our old basement recording days just as we were beginning recording ourselves again almost ten years later.” Continuing work on building out the band’s own studio for this return voyage into their self-recording roots, the Spinto Band plans and prepares for what’s next. “We are working on that new material in a new studio we have been slowly piecing together over the course of the summer,” according to guitarist Jon Eaton. “Now that we have found a bass clarinet, we are a lot closer to being done. The next step is to figure out how to play the bass clarinet.”

Spinto Band tour the US this month and next:

19 – Bristol, VA – Rhythm and Roots Reunion
20 – Bristol, VA – Rhythm and Roots Reunion
28 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
29 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
30 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf w/ Generationals
01 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Cafe
02 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
04 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival
05 – Brookdale, CA – Brookdale Lodge
06 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
07 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Tavern
11 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
12 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
13 – St. Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club
15 – Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
17 – North Adams, MA – Mass MoCA
20 – Charlottesville, NC – The Southern
21 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
22 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
24 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts

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