Sinnet - Boston, MA.
Sinnet plays spooky-pants indie-pop with bits of soul, fuzz, and atmosphere.
Featuring members of: The Fatal Flaw (MTX, Pansy Division), Those Royals, Mount Peru and Soft Pyramids.
Gentle Humor, Sinnet's latest LP is a handsome mix of moody indie-rock, pop, and soul with bits of spookiness. Combining influences as diverse as Booker T & The MG's to Spoon and Paul Simon. Recorded at a bunch of studios in New England including Woolly Mammoth Sound, Dave Minehan's (The Replacements) studio by Matthew Girard (Ruby Rose Fox, Will Dailey). It features a bunch of talented folks including Gavin McCarthy (Karate, Ted Leo) and Mike Stewart (Fable & The World Flat, Fresh Cut Collective)
The band was initially formed by Aaron Spransy as a laptop bedroom project following a move from Milwaukee to Boston. Following the critical acclaim of Midwest Manners the project quickly evolved into a living, breathing band. Chances are he'd humbly laugh it off if you told him so, but Sinnet's Aaron Spransy is that uniquely talented singer/songwriter with an often-elusive capital “W." Spransy's pen is both personal and universal: love, death and the innate need to explore.
The lineup has featured some talented folks including:
Gavin McCarthy (Karate, Ted Leo), Joel Reader (Mr. T Experience and Pansy Division) Matt Girard (Parks, Ruby Rose Fox and Will Dailey) Matt Freak (Dutch Tulips, Bellwire) and Jonathan Ulman (Thalia Zedek, Bearstronaut and many more).
Sinnet's own name comes from a gift Spransy's father gave his mother: the license plate on several of her Toyota Camrys over the years… she loved playing tennis.
Some of Sinnet's momentous occasions:
• Boston Phoenix 'MP3 of the Week' • Converse Rubber Tracks (recording and in-store performance)
• East Coast / Midwest Tour • Boston Emission's 35th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Rumble
• Sponsored a mini-golf hole at a local library • Played at Tire store for the WERS 88.9FM morning show
We've shared the stage with:
Low Cut Connie, Tim Kasher, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, American Wrestlers, Milemarker, The Barr Brothers, Troubled Hubble, Low Cut Connie, Spirit Kid, Nate Kinsella, Memphis (Torquill Campbell of Broken Social Scene), Jaill, Revolver Hallelujah The Hills and more...
Aaron Spransy - Songs, Vox, Guitar, Keys, Aux Percussion, Programming
Kevin Junker - Bass, Harmony Vox
Thom Valcenti- Guitar
John Drislane- Drums
Liz McBride - Harmony Vox
"Sinnet brings to mind the dusty, stoic Midwest of Steinbeck and the "The Last Picture Show". This Boston group rips its way through a very studious, carefully arranged, and sometimes cathartic slew of inventive indie rock."
- Matt Parish / Boston Globe
"That fleshing out of sound nicely augments songs like Castlevania, a smooth-as-fuck electronic pop soul-sucker thats the lead single off, an eclectic collection of lush sounds and lively spirits on their e.p. Midwest Manners."
- Mike Marotta / Boston Phoenix
"Sinnet are masters of creating cool ambiance with their slightly off-kilter pop songs." - Johnny Anguish / Daykamp Music
"(Sinnet) plays the most fun moody pop you’ll hear this summer"
- Sonic Diet / 91.7 Music Blog
"Houdini Hands" (Official Video)
"Year of the Whale" (Official Video)