Ahhhh, good ol' Delaware. The "first state" has given us so much over the years: VP candidate Joe Biden, Tupperware, screen doors, the comedic stylings of Judge Reinhold....and now the musical mastery of the one and only Spinto Band. SP's latest effort, Moonwink, combines a manically melodic energy with restrained pop smarts that wave out slightly on the British tip (which may be why the Brit press has gone completely gaga over these lads.) Much of the credit for reigning and honing the Spinto's POW, BOOM, ZAP has to be given to producer/engineer Dave Trumfio (Wilco, Mates of State), and mix master Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Cibo Matto) who applied the right amount of twinkly mellowness to the already wisely-crafted, textured tunes. Live, however, I hear the Spinto Band can go off like a middle school kid who's missed two days of ADD meds, so be prepared (or self-medicated) for a beautifully blissful spazz-o-rama!
Tue., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., 2008