Celebrating a love of songwriters like Paul Simon and Elliott Smith with the rhythm and swagger of Spoon and Booker T & The MGs. Sinnet mixes tasty indie-rock nuggets with bits of soul, surf, pop, psychedelia and Sinnet™ brand spookiness.
Initially formed by Aaron Spransy as a two mics and a laptop bedroom project after a move from Milwaukee to Boston. Following the critical acclaim of Spransy's debut EP 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 name Sinnet 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.
The band has featured a impressive list of collaborators:
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).
Some of Sinnet's momentous occasions:
- • Sinnet has received airplay on Boston's WFNX, WERS, WMBR, WMSE Radio
- • Features in the Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, DigBoston, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
- • Boston Phoenix 'MP3 of the Week'
- • Converse Rubber Tracks (recording and in-store performance)
- • 2 East Coast / Midwest Tours
- • 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...
Tennis Elbow Club / EP
Tennis Elbow Club is the new 4 song EP from the Boston project Sinnet. This collection of songs is our most personal, textured and nuanced to date. Thematically, the songs continue the emotional and personal catharsis of the project and center around themes of family, memory and keeping the memory of my mother alive.
This marks our first time recording with “Gentleman genius of sound” Mr. Elio DeLuca at Soul Shop in Medford, MA. Elio has worked with countless Boston bands as well as renown acts like Titus Andronicus, Wilder Maker, Peter Matthew Bauer and many more. He brought a seriously deep knowledge of music, recording and silly 90’s hip hop references to our jams.
Aaron Spransy - Songs, Vox, Guitar, Keys, Aux Percussion, Programming
Thom "Glossy Thom" Valcenti- Guitar, vocals
M. Ege Macit- Drums
"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