Mar 23, 2018

'BIG BORING MEETING' REVIEW

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Here is what the folks at http://www.ibuywaytoomanyrecords.com/ are saying about the new 7".

I was pretty excited about a new Spells 7" coming in the mail.  They've been a really consistent band the last few years and I've dug everything they've released so far.  This new 7" is no exception and boy did they cram as much stuff as they possibly could on to this guy.

On the A side we have two songs, "Deceiver" and "I Wanna Know."  I've described Spells as something of a party band that I think has a Rocket From The Crypt-esque vibe to them and I still feel that way.  That's not to say I think their music sounds super similar, but they have the same sort of attitude and can churn out some garage-y hits.  In particular "I Wanna Know" with its snake charmer lead guitar riff is one of the top songs in this batch.

On the B side, Spells cram in four short brief songs.  I don't think any of them live up to the heights set up on the A side, but I've got to say "She Wants To Die Before I Do" is damn catchy.  I kind of wish they explored that one a little more instead of cutting out at the one minute mark.  I still think Spells sound like they'd be a hell of a lot of fun live, someone let me know if they hit the East Coast

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  • Well, here it comes! We've started work on a new record plus some! Over the past few months, we been spending some time writing a slew of new tunes and last weekend we went into Modular Overload to lay those tunes down for a new full length. In the span of 3 days, we were able to get drums, guitar and bass all tracked for 13 (13!!!!) songs. I've included a list of those songs for anyone paying attention. Have to say, this is maybe the best batch of songs we've written and we are super stoked on how they are coming out. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.... we have 5 more songs that we are demoing these next two weeks and we are planning on laying those down at the end of the month. That's right, 18 brand new tunes from yours truly. The plan if to put out a full length and have a few left over for 7"'s as well as comps. Get ready for a bunch of new music in your earholes this year! XOX, SPELLS - CONFIDENCE, BABY. CONFIDENCE. - DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING - I'LL NEVER SEE - I'M SORRY I'M NOT SORRY - NOSE DIVE - NOTHING BUT TIME - SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED - SONG #7 - *UNDER YOUR INFLUENCE - WE CAN'T RELATE - *WE'RE DESPERATE - WE'VE ARRIVED - WEST OF SYRACUSE
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  • Sorry we've been so late in catching everyone up. We all made it home safe and sound after an amazing few days out with our pals Off With Their Heads. Those guys are truly THE BEST. Fun times were had and we can't thank everyone who came out to support us enough. New York, Philly, Pittsburgh, Cleveland (crazy fuckers) and Chicago were all amazing! Really, tour couldn't have gone better. Hey, wanna secret lil heads up? We are announcing two shows in October. Can't say much at the moment but stay tuned here as these shows will blow your mind. Something you might even wanna consider flying in for;) Oct 12 and 13th are going to pretty amazing days this year. XOX, SPELLS