This post may seem odd to many of you, hell even to us here in the NB team felt odd about this one. I & Andrew have never heard of these guys before until the other day I found a email from a Ms. Amanda Charney from themusebox.net. The Musebox is a site dedicated to exposing indie & main stream bands to a broader audience. I was up for the challenge of writing this post to hopefully bring in more readers & bring attention to a pretty cool band, and well here goes.
SPINDRIFT is pretty cool band from Los Angeles which at one point had members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks and Psychic TV, SD is also know for writing all there music from the influence of films which later turn into soundtracks and are used for the trailers of those films. SD is not like every other indie band they actually had a major jump in their awareness standing when they made music for Quentin Tarantino’s Hell Ride which had a few actors I really enjoy such as Michael Madsen, David Carradine, the Beautiful Leonor Varela from Blade 2 (the princess) , & Innocent Voices (which is extremely touching movie & shows people some of the truth of the states involvement in Latin America); and last but not least Vinnie Jones. They also had some of their music appear in HBO’s East Bound and Down. Besides that major step for them, the record company their under has a very cool name Xemu (a alternative spelling for the great Xenu) Records, have a few other clients such as the morning after girls, dead meadows, & a few other bands whom are still indie (maybe some hipsters have herd of these guys).
SD has a few music videos already out & are about to have their album drop on May 10th, one of their music videos I really enjoyed was titled Theme from Confusion Range (below) which is a homage to 70′s exploitation films, and spaghetti western soundtracks.
They are also responsible for writing the score to the opening credits of a film titled Hollywood Play-Girls which their score was titled Shady Town, which was filmed by fellow (very) old comrade director named J.X. Williams known for directing a few nudie films for the mob after being black listed from Hollywood for being associated with leftist parties; and also made a music video titled when I was free made using the photos of a widely unknown photographer named Stanley Sanger who documented SD for a while until he vanished (probably abducted by Xenu). Lastly they also had their music feature in the new movie trailer for Treasure of the Black Jaguar.
Right now SPINDRIFT is on a European tour with other bands of the same record label. So to our Euro readers try to get to one of their gigs while their out there, and for everyone thats interested in hearing some of their work check out this page from the muse box.
Thats all for this post hopefully I didn’t forget to say anything & please leave a comment below on how this post was, if you enjoy SPINDRIFT & please give me any suggestions to what should be the next post.