Mar 23, 2018

SI>GO REVIEW

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The folks over at I Buy Way Too Many Records had some things to say about the new record.

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Snappy Little Numbers (2016)I've said this a few times in the past, but Snappy Little Numbers is fast becoming one of those record labels that I really trust. It seems that no matter what record they release, I usually end up liking it. Having enjoyed a prior Spells 7" as well as a split cassette they were on, I was expecting another winner. Guess what? They didn't let me down.

If you looks at the track listing of the new Spells album, it might alarm some. There are a few kind of silly song titles like "Raditude," Staying In Is The New Going Out," "Leisure Seizure" and "Nitro Breakdown Right On." Thankfully, even though Spells definitely employs an upbeat, party band vibe, their songs aren't joke songs. Each is a well crafted, bouncy slice of pop with a punky aftertaste. The gang style singalong backup vocals punctuate the hooks and the guitar has a nice, nasty snarl to it.

More than anything, they remind me of the band Napalmpom, except Spells did everything right that Napalmpom was doing wrong. No glam rock underpinnings and catchier songs.

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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
  • Fridays show was awesome. Folks were dancin'. Bands were rockin'. What more can you ask for. Here's a little video of the song "Outta Control" by Phil Strritt.
  • 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