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.