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Nice and Nicely Done
The Spinto Band
Nice and Nicely Done
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The Spinto story started back in 1996 when Nick Krill found some songs in the attic penned on the back of Cracker Jack boxes by his grandfather, guitar player Roy Spinto. Those lyrics inspired Nick and 6 of his high school...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Spinto Band
Title: Nice and Nicely Done
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bar/None Records
Release Date: 6/7/2005
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 032862016820

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The Spinto story started back in 1996 when Nick Krill found some songs in the attic penned on the back of Cracker Jack boxes by his grandfather, guitar player Roy Spinto. Those lyrics inspired Nick and 6 of his high school friends to form The Spinto Band penning their own songs that the Philadelphia Weekly calls "...unlikely beauties somewhere between Pavement, Yo La Tengo and the Flaming Lips."
 

CD Reviews

Contagiously Fun
Palindrome | CAMAVT | 08/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Spinto Band essentially take every style of pop rock from the last 10 years and compact it into a fun, exuberant package. Early- and Mid-Nineties-style alterna-rock, neo garage, and, everyone's current favorite, neo 80's dance rock, all have their place within the Spinto sound. Nick Krill and Thomas Hughes, the principal songwriters in the group, each have an incredible knack for hooks and melodies; it is futile to try and resist singing along with their music.

These six young men are clearly having a fun time being in a band together, and this fun radiates out from them, especially in live concert setting. You can't help but have a good time along with them.

Most of the comparisons to bands with a similar sound are valid, particularly to groups like Pavement, Grandaddy, and Yo La Tengo. As another reviwer pointed out, "Crack the Whip" is immediately reminiscent of the danceable rock purveyed by groups like Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, and the rest. If there is any one band I would compare the Spintos to, though, it would be Blue Album-era Weezer; many of their songs might sound simple if you weren't paying attention, but once you focus in, you're captivated by just how catchy and well-written they are, as well as just how flat-out fun the music is. It's a subtle kind of specialness that few bands can actually achieve.

Finally, check out "Oh Mandy." Whenever this song breaks through to the big modern rock radio stations, it will probably be huge. Nick Krill's mandolin (which is as immediately enticing and recognizable as the instrument is in R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion") will draw people in, and Sam Hughes's spooky, pretty 50's sci-fi sounding keyboard will be the clincher, floating in the background but making the song stamp directly into your brain. Of course there's Krill's vocals and the chorus, which are undeniable. Easily one of the best singles to come out in recent memory, "Oh Mandy" deserves to be a monster hit, and the Spinto Band deserves to be carried into acclaim with it."
Pretty Amazing
Pi guy | PA | 11/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this album before all your friends do.
Spinto band shows incredible promise as a band with a knack for catchy rhythm and beautiful compositions that will leave you humming later. It is simply a matter of time and radio play until they go big.

Ok, the album is not perfect but it's close, close enough to warrent 5 stars."
Super solid album
Lane | NJ | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i saw these guys open up for arctic monkeys last night after only hearing one of their songs (Oh Mandy) on my local indie station. Anyway, I recently got the album and every single song is completely solid and has incredibly catchy melodies. definitely awesome."