Interview: The Spits Will Make You Smile
If you know anything about punk, then you should know The Spits. Formed in Seattle in the mid-90s, the brother duo of Sean and Erin Woods with a revolving cast of drummers and keyboardists have been raising hell and making mothers cry around the world ever since. They’ve just released their latest full length on In the Red, their fifth in a line of self-titled LPs.
“We’ve never done 12 songs before, it’s always been 9,” said Sean.
“But I wanted 12, and it is, it’s an Armageddon themed record. 2012 is coming up,” Erin interjected.
“It’s gonna hit ya hard, it’s gonna punk you out, and it’s gonna get dark,” Sean laughed.
“Just like the apocalypse,” added Erin.
We stood outside in the parking lot while the opening band kicked off their last show of their tour. I didn’t realize they were actually brothers until I asked early on in the interview. “Wow, you’re the first one to say. Usually everyone says, gosh you guys look alike, are you twins?” Sean laughed again, as he did often, in a deep, raspy, from the ground up kind of way that is so infectious, it still makes me smile hearing it on the recording now.