Monday, July 23, 2012

Song of the day: "Suite Sails" by Rebecca Gates and the Consortium

Back in the early '90s, I bought my first Spinanes single (the absolutely devastating "Hawaiian Baby") from Vinyl Ink, a record store in Silver Spring, MD. It's a tale of mismatched love complete with musical and lyrical references to another great band from the time, the similarly-named Verlaines. After seeing the Spinanes in concert, I went up to singer/guitarist  Rebecca Gates to tell her how much I loved that song, but was at a total loss for words.

The Spinanes produced a handful of singles plus three great albums before leaving the scene, but now Gates is back with a new album. How did we last so long without her? Listen here.

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