Spinto Band - Nice & Nicely Done

Like a threesome involving Stephen Malkmus, Conor Oberst and a more passive and directing Wayne Coyne

Album Review by Chris Nordeng | 16 May 2006
  • 'Nice & Nicely Done'
Album title: Nice & Nicely Done
Artist: Spinto Band
Label: Virgin
One of the biggest factors featuring in the premature death of any debut LP are the expectations placed upon it. The number of times that the proclaimed new saviours of the world have delivered stillborns due to the pressure are countless, but this time you can relax. One of the brightest hopes of 2006 sparkles with life and delivers a unique quirky indie-infant built on the finest icons of Americana to date. Brown Boxes for example sounds like a threesome involving Stephen Malkmus, Conor Oberst and a more directing Wayne Coyne. It doesn't hurt either that Nice & Nicely Done contains the song of the year so far in the lush mandolin-driven Oh Mandy - it's one for the mix-tapes. And the feast continues, floating and swaying through the atmosphere like a seven-headed incarnation of Peter Pan that's refusing to grow up while smiling viciously at every crook-kitted authority figure to do the same and join them. [Chris Nordeng]
Nice & Nicely Done' is out on May 22. http://www.crackerbox.net/audio/spintoband/