the spinanes / rebecca gates

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Also wanna rep for Arches & Aisles. That album is super underrated. It's different from the first two, but it has that amazing and sunny late-'90s John McEntire production and feels of a piece with TNT (and maybe Dots and Loops, to a lesser extent).

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

the first time i heard the spinanes was on a mixtape i got from a girl who lived in houston (her grandmother lived down the street from us which is how we met, she had green hair and i was in love) anyway she made me this tape with Helium, Tsunami, Crayon field mice, even the Sundays and the Smiths and Spitfire by the Spinanes. i was a bus boy on the weekends and mowed lawns, after her first few tapes, i started spending all of my money through mail order catalogs.

JacobSanders, Monday, 14 May 2012 04:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also wanna rep for Arches & Aisles. That album is super underrated.

Co-sign. Just the way it starts, with the chippy-happy bongos (or whatever) immediately brings a smile to my face.

I was really underwhelmed by her solo mini-album, though. There was just... something... missing.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wish they'd done a whole album....

dlp9001, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Stupid youtube...

dlp9001, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Co-sign. Just the way it starts, with the chippy-happy bongos (or whatever) immediately brings a smile to my face.

"Kid In Candy" = pretty perfect pop.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Gates was at the time experimenting with R&B, covering songs by Aaliyah ("Are You That Somebody?") and TLC ("No Scrubs") in concert, and the sultry vibe of that genre also informed her singing in the studio.

Haven't found these on youtube. I saw her do "No Scrubs."

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Rebecca has a full-length solo album out, "The Float". I've listened to it a couple of times and it's growing on me, though it's mostly gentle and I miss the swagger of The Spinanes. Still, the closing track in particular is great.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

More tour dates for Gates and the Consortium. But grrr, I will be away on vacation when she's in my neighborhood

07/20/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
07/21/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop Brooklyn
07/22/12 – Somerville, MA – Radio Bar
07/26/12 – Washington, DC – Black Cat DC
07/27/12 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/28/12 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
07/29/12 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout

curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 July 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

oh fuck i missed those dates, was kind of hibernating in july. dammit.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 5 October 2012 21:14 (1 year ago) Permalink


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