Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pumpkins and Paisley

ImpressionableYouth is now on Hype Machine! Yay! It's another landmark in our little blogging world. It's awesome. It's a milestone for sure. And some people have started to send us info on songs they love, bands they play in and awesome bands in general. Thanks guys!

The stuff we receive consists of hits and misses, but once in a while someone sends us a gem, like this track by the Spinto Band called "Pumpkins and Paisley." In the few la-la-las of the song, it just drew me in and instantly put a smile on my face. It's so unabashedly joyous! If it doesn't perk up your day, you've got no heart, my friend.

So anyhoo, the Spinto Band is from Delaware and their new album Moonwink is out in stores October 7, 2008 and you can listen to a couple of their high energy power-pop tracks on their official site. They have a following in the UK, having been on Jools Holland and touring with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and the Kooks.

It's hard to describe their sound. They definitely have the punch of the UK bands, but with a dreamier starry-eyed sound and a sunny outlook. It's got an American feel. It almost as if Pavement decided to become the Strokes or Hot Hot Heat, all the while finding Buddist enlightenment, while hooked on caffeine and sugar.

Spinto Band - Pumpkins and Paisley (mp3) (buy)

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