**SXSW Spotlight** The Spinto Band
The Spinto Band are from Delaware and have been making music since 1998. They have an infectious sound reminiscent of The Shins mixed with a little of The Flaming Lips. They just finished recording Moonwink, but have yet to announce a release date. I'm sure they will be trying out their new material during SXSW. They have toured with Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, Art Brut, and We Are Scientists. They are currently on tour with The Whigs.
SXSW Tourdates:3/09 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Studio (SXSW Interactive/Film Festival)
3/12 - Austin, TX - Donewaiting.com SXSW Party @ Creekside Lounge (Spinto Band, Division Day, AA Bondy, Midgetmen, Catfish Haven, Goes Cube, El Jesus de Magico) noon-6:30, free
3/13 - Austin, TX - Schuba's/Spin SXSW Party@ Yard Dog Gallery (Spinto Band play from 1:40-2:05pm) free
3/15 - Austin, TX - Emo's Annex @ 12am
3/15 - Austin, TX - Home Slice Pizza (Spinto Band play at 3:45 pm, it's free)
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