Comparisons to iconic bands like Queen, The Cars, and Muse can be hard to live up to, but Philly-based SPiN continually earns such great accolades with each release. Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Luke Tozour (P!nk, Katy Perry, Mika) noted the band’s “classic epic songwriting with a modern pop twist!” and AntiMusic.com raved the “hard-driving power chords and edgy overtones layering over thoughtful, subtle melodic progressions.” Vintage Guitar Magazine says SPiN finds “…a comfortable space between emo and the grittier side of power pop…some very radio-friendly material.” TV and film like SPiN, too.
SPiN’s single “Happy Together” reached #1 on the iTunes indie rock charts, was featured in full on the CBS Show “Stalker” and has nearly a half-million combined streams on YouTube and Spotify. The single “Home” reached #4 on the iTunes Philippines Top200 Rock charts. Other tracks have received commercial airplay (“Home” reached #7 on FMQB and the “BELiEVE” album charted Top 5 at CMJ college stations) and have appeared in dozens of shows on networks such as NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1, Fuse, Comedy Central, NBC Sports, A&E, E!, Spike TV, Bravo, MSNBC, History Channel, Travel Channel, Nat Geo, TruTV, Logo, HGTV, WWE Network, MuchMusic (Canada), Sky TV (UK), and more.
SPiN songs were also featured on live network broadcasts such as: “19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards”, “E’s Emmy Award Countdown Show”, “Spike’s Guy’s Choice Awards”, “NBC’s World of Adventure Sports”, “E’s Countdown to the Red Carpet”
Their powerpop version of “Silent Night” was used in commercials for the movie “Scott Pilgrim Vs the World” on IFC and music videos for “Playing Dead” and “Hearts in Flames” earned rotation in the U.S. on FUSE TV and in Canada on AUX TV.
In addition to headline gigs, SPiN has provided support for Halestorm, Fuel, Hinder, Eve 6, Sponge, SafetySuit, Puddle of Mudd, Trapt, Red, Fat Joe, RA, Charm City Devils and more at 600+ shows across 25 states.
When not touring, the band continues to write, record, and independently release music from its Dead Handsome Studio, inside a 150-year old funeral home in Philadelphia.