my top 25 music releases of 2013!
(in alphabetical order, because i could never rank them)

  • arcade fire - reflektor
  • arctic monkeys - am
  • atlas genius - when it was now
  • the avett brothers - magpie and the dandelion
  • awolnation - megalithic symphony [deluxe edition]
  • bastille - bad blood
  • baths - obsidian
  • bo burnham - what. [live]
  • bombadil - metrics of affection
  • the last royals - twistification
  • the national - trouble will find me
  • the 1975 - the 1975
  • norwegian arms - wolf like a stray dog
  • panic! at the disco - too weird to live, too rare to die!
  • paradise fears - battle scars [ep]
  • robert delong - just movement
  • sigur ros - kveikur
  • the spinto band - cool cocoon
  • twenty one pilots - vessel
  • the vaccines - melody calling [ep]
  • vampire weekend - modern vampires of the city
  • walk the moon - tightrope [ep]
  • watsky - cardboard castles
  • woodkid - the golden age

honorable mentions:

  • childish gambino - because the internet
  • cold war kids - dear miss lonelyhearts
  • franz ferdinand - right thoughts, right words, right action
  • grouplove - spreading rumours
  • the head and the heart - let’s be still
  • the local natives - hummingbird
  • magic man - you are here
  • ra ra riot - beta love
  • smallpools - smallpools [ep]
Me and My Arrow
  • Me and My Arrow
  • The Spinto Band & Miniature Tigers
  • Me and My Arrow

The Spinto Band + Miniature Tigers - “Me and My Arrow”

Oh how I love Harry Nilsson.  This is such a great cover.  Perfect for a Saturday morning.

In return for an email address, The Spinto Band is offering up this track as a free download in advance of their new album Shy Pursuit out May 1st on Spintonic Records.


The Spinto Band - Muesli

Brilliant chalk animation by the bands’ long-time friends and collaborators Nicholas Gurewitch and Albert Birney for this pop gem of a tune from Wilmington. Apparently, this animation took them 10 months to complete (see some stills from the making of here from back in February). Totally worth it; the final product is lovely.

Get the jam on the Deleware band’s new Shy Pursuit LP, out now.

Oh Mandy
  • Oh Mandy
  • The Spinto Band
  • Nice and Nicely Done

The Spinto Band - Oh, Mandy

And now I know I’m at the end of my wits 
don’t gotta tell me where this is going 
cus I know nothing ever falls apart 
yeah I know nothing ever falls apart 
remind me once more where this is going 
before I fling it out into the ocean 
it’s kind of level but its wavy 
Its looking more blue than it is green 
it’s looking quiet as I jump in 
so I can finally hear you scream 
You got a gnome in the backyard 
you put him right on the X mark 
you’re eating brains out the back of my head 
oh yeah, that’s where the money is 

Keep Them Alive
  • Keep Them Alive
  • The Spinto Band
  • Shy Pursuits

THE SPINTO BAND | Keep Them Alive

I’ve been anticipating for this release for quite sometime. The last thing I heard about The Spinto Band was back when we interviewed them with “Slim & Slender EP”. That came out in what, October of 2009 (when we started the blog)? It’s been almost three years and they come back full swing with a new full length, “Shy Pursuits” and I absolutely love it. That being said, I think it’s just the cultivation of the raw sound of their “Slim” and “Slender” versions of the two tracks on that EP and now on the full length.

Keep Them Alive (Slender Version) is almost as if they were playing it in a small venue space. Not a bad thing, really. More like “it’s fucking alright!” Like most artists, bands, producers, etc do the same thing. Release something on a single or EP and then rework it into something into their full length. Then you can hear the changes they did and decide which one you like more. Honestly, the new version is vibrant and fucking fun.

These guys are great if you don’t know about them. They’re from Philly/Delaware area and close friends of ours. Give them a gander and checkout this fun song by The Spinto Band.

Wouldn’t mind seeing them and Generationals play together on stage.

Shy Pursuit drops tomorrow, May 1st!

heyheyhey guess what

i want to follow new people/post more band stuff

so like this post if u like the following bands and i’ll follow you yea (yes i know i did one of these before but that was months ago shhh) (also this list is in no particular order)

  • tally hall
  • jukebox the ghost
  • the spinto band
  • marina and the diamonds
  • grizzly bear
  • mumford & sons
  • now, now
  • ok go
  • tokyo police club
  • foster the people
  • april smith and the great picture show
  • vampire weekend
  • ミラクルミュージカル
  • fun.
  • ra ra riot
  • the spring standards
  • matt pond PA
  • motion city soundtrack
  • coldplay
  • drunken sufis
  • ed sheeran
  • the lighthouse and the whaler
  • skybox



Summer Grof -

The Spinto Band 

I won’t lie

I won’t lie

I won’t lie

I won’t lie

I won’t lie to your face anymore.

dance and wonder what the lyrics are: for your quirky-pop pleasure

also named: i don’t know how the fuck to title things or describe them.

  1. soviet bicycle - norwegian arms
  2. oh mandy - the spinto band
  3. dear pressure - miracles of modern science
  4. in a dream - skybox
  5. sad birthday - bombadil
  6. hold it in - jukebox the ghost
  7. all the king’s men - wild beasts
  8. worry - little comets

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