The Spins are an Indie Alternative rock band from Northern NJ. Founded in August of 2016 by Nick Coombs (vocals/rhythm guitar), Freddy Smith (drums), and Luke Talmadge (bass), the band quickly found their full sound and line-up with the addition of Jimmy Barr (lead guitar) shortly after.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere the band’s latest single, “Lucky Cig,” from their upcoming debut LP, below:
On the track, the band shares:
“This is a story-driven emotional piece about the complexities of relationships and their ability to change over time. ‘Lucky Cig’ is a dynamic outlier on the forthcoming record that incorporates musical diversity in a non-traditional song structure aiming to tell the story of the main character. The song resolves with the main character building up the courage to confess his true feelings and face his fears.”
The Spins began building a large local fan base right away with the release of several Soundcloud demos, followed by the release of their debut EP, Tank’d. This was supported by their first tour, covering a large portion of the Northern East coast. They released their 2nd EP, 4 Day Stay, in 2019 after a long period of live performances focused on building their following since the release of Tank’d.
The band has played heavily around the East Coast in NYC, Philadelphia, NJ, New Hampshire, Boston, Delaware, Vermont, Pittsburgh, and more. After original founding member Luke Talmadge moved to Virginia in November 2018, Jordan Stackhouse briefly filled the role until the band added Phil Dunphy as their new permanent bassist. They immediately hit the road with Phil in the summer of 2019 in support of 4 Day Stay on a two-week tour of the East Coast from Vermont down to Georgia. During this tour, they began the writing process for their debut LP.
Over the course of the next year the band began an intensive writing process to create their first official LP. The addition of Phil to the band inspired new elements in their writing not seen on their previous releases. They focused on refining their songwriting schools to craft a full-length record that showed their diverse influences and inspirations. They tracked the record at Sound Acres Studios with Gary Cioni over the span of a three-week stay and released the first single from the record, “Fade Away,” in January of 2021 to great reception.