The Spinto Band

The Spinto Band

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Spinto Band

Img_capt = The Spinto Band performing in Bristol, UK
Img_size =
Landscape = yes
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Genre = Indie Rock
Years_active = 1997–current
Label = Bar/None
Associated_acts =
Current_members = Nick Krill
Thomas Hughes
Jon Eaton
Joey Hobson
Sam Hughes
Jeff Hobson
Past_members = Albert Birney
Notable_instruments =

The Spinto Band is a rock band from Wilmington, Delaware.



*"The Analog Chronicles" - 1998 (as Free Beer) - Spintonic
*"Digital Summer (New Wave Techno Pop)" - 1999 - Spintonic
*"Roosevelt" - 2000 - Spintonic
*"Mersey & Reno" - 2001 - Spintonic
*"Nice and Nicely Done" - 2005 - Bar/None, 2006 - Radiate
*"Moonwink" - 2008 - Park the Van


*"Sam Raimi" - 2000 - Spintonic
*"Strauss" - 2000 - Spintonic
*"Straub" - 2000 - Spintonic


*"The Spinto Band" - 2003 Sleepglue
*"Good Answer" - 2004 - Spintonic


*"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
*"Oh Mandy" (CD, 7") - 2006 - Radiate - UK #54

Band members

*Jon Eaton
*Nick Krill
*Thomas Hughes
*Jeffrey Hobson
*Sam Hughes
*Joey Hobson

Previous members

*Albert Birney (featured until "Nice and Nicely Done". Now plays in the Airkick Pigeon Band)


* The band previously recorded under the name "Free Beer". The basement studio they made their early recordings in was called Jamonkey Studio.

* Their song "Direct to Helmet" was released as a single in the UK in March 2006 and was also featured on the Rough Trade shop's "Counter Culture 05" compilation album.

* The band went out on tour in 2006 with the Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks.

* Member Thomas Hughes co-wrote, -produced, and -directed "" in 2005.

* Often when performing live, the band covers Tommy James and the Shondells' I Think We're Alone Now

* The band toured with Art Brut and We Are Scientists from September 2006 throughout the middle of October.

* The single "Direct To Helmet" was featured in the credits of the 2007 Forum Snowboarding video "That".

* The band appeared on the 5 May edition of "Later with Jools Holland".

* The band's song "Oh Mandy" has appeared in indie film "Four Eyed Monsters" (directed by Susan Buice and Arin Crumley), a Sears TV commercial, 2006 BMX film Cuttin it Deep, skateboard movie Get Tricks Or Die Tryin by Digital, and most recently Channel 4's 2007 advertising campaign concerning it's +1 service. It was also included in "The Sunday Times"'s list of Songs of the Year for 2006. [ [ Songs of the year - Times Online ] ]

* Band member Nick Krill attended American University in Washington, DC. Krill started the band when he found Cracker Jack boxes in his attic, with lyrics written by his relative, Roy Spinto, thus the name The Spinto Band. Most of the other members went to college on the East Coast, some of them attending Syracuse University, and some of them at Bennington College. During his sophomore year at American University, Krill turned his bed into a mini-recording studio, and slept under the frame so it could hold all of his equipment.

* A 7" of the song "Oh Mandy" was set to be released by Baltimore avant/noise rock label hit-dat records in 2004. Due to budget issues and the release of Double Dagger's first LP, the 7" never came out.

* The songs "Direct to Helmet", "Brown Boxes" and "So Kind, Stacey" were first released on "Song Fight!", as tracks by Carol Cleveland Sings (CCS), a side project headed by Thomas Hughes. Although numerous CCS songs have been re-recorded by Hughes and bandmates and released as The Spinto Band tracks, CCS and The Spinto Band are two separate entities.

Notes and References

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External links

* [ The band's official website]
* [ The largest fan community on the web]
* [ A creative website driven by the Spinto Band and their friends]
* [ Article on The Spinto Band]
* [ WHYME Podcast #34: Interview with Jon and Nick of the Spinto Band]
* [ Carol Cleveland Sings]
* [ Carol Cleveland Sings on Songfight!]
* [ Music For Listeners and The Spinto Band First Interview and Soda/Tea/Root Beer Taste Test]
* [ Soundcrank Podcast Hosted by The Spinto Band]
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