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), Dan Didier (The Promise Ring, Maritime), Joel Reader (Mr. T Experience and Pansy Division), Matt Girard (Parks, Ruby Rose Fox and Will Dailey), 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...
Island Town LP
Island Town is the sound of Aaron Spransy embracing his dad-rock vibe. It follows Spransy’s journey of becoming a homeowner in the burbs and a new father. Along the way the album touches on the joys and myriad stresses of modern fatherhood, with Spransy ultimately coming to embrace (and love) his dad-rock vibe.
The first single “Embracing the Dad-Rock Vibe, Pt.2” is the bookend of Sinnet’s new record Island Town. With tongue firmly in cheek and vintage synthesizers at hand “Dad-Rock” explores the tropes of being a new dad. Stumbling into parenthood is tiring and difficult but, it can also be hilarious. Is anything more rock and roll than a receding hairline and peanut butter and jelly belly?
Musically Island Town mixes up the indie-rock formula with bits of bossanova, tropicalia, soul and synth-pop in eight finely crafted tunes.
The record features performances from some of my favorite musicians: Dan Didier of The Promise Ring, Maritime, fellow Glendale, Wisco native Andrew Neesley (Jesus on the Mainline), Dave Brophy who has played with way too many folks to list... Eli "Paper Boy" Reed, Josh Ritter, The B-52's, Tim Armstrong and many more...
The record was recorded primarily in Spransy’s home studio (Gentle Humor Recording) as well as various remote spaces. Mixed by longtime Sinnet collaborator Matthew Girard at Revolution Sound.
Aaron Spransy - Songwriter, vocals, guitar, keys, etc.
Craig Stanton - Guitar, vocals
M. Ege Ercan - Drums
Colin Callahan - Keys
Alex Mijailovic - Bass
"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