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Sophisticated Boom Boom “Straight To Your Heart” on Snappy Little Numbers.

“Our Snappy Little Numbers Customer Appreciation release is here!  It’s the debut EP, “Straight To Your Heart”, from Denver’s Sophisticated Boom Boom.  Featuring members of SPELLS and Eyes & Ears, Sophisticated Boom Boom blends 60’s girl group stylings with a little pop in their dash of punk.  Best of all, this release is free!  That’s right, we heart you fans that much!  It comes on the lovely cassette format and of course has a download code.  You can order one from our shop HERE (you can either pay for shipping or have one thrown in with any other product) or watch for them around Denver at Wax Trax, Mutiny or at SPELLS shows or from the band themselves when they start playing out again in a few months.  You can also download the digital version HERE.  Thanks for all the support loyal followers! “


Mastering SPELLS “Jet Set b/w iA Huevo!” on Snappy Little Numbers.

“SLN-118 features two of SPELLS’ most vaction-y rock blasts to date on classic cassette tape with download code.”

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Mastering SPELLS “At Sea​/​Land Locked” on Snappy Little Numbers Records.

Taken from I Buy Way Too Many Records:

“I was pleased to open up a package from Snappy Little Numbers containing a couple of their new releases.  Readers may recognize that label from the stellar Hooper record that came out a couple of years ago or the equally great Friends Of Cesar Romero 7” they released last year.  It’s a label putting out some killer records and Spells fit in with the group nicely.
I’m not sure exactly how to describe Spells without raising your expectations too high.  They have a party rock style that in places sound like a more garage-y Rocket From The Crypt.  Now, don’t let the RFTC comparison set you up expecting Spells to be the best band in the world, that’s the domain of Rocket exclusively.  Spells do share the same penchant for crafting songs with something of an attitude to them.  I haven’t seen them play live, but I definitely get the impression that they probably know how to work a crowd.
Loud guitars, catchy hooks, driving drums; all of the ingredients I like in a band are there.  Spells are really tight and show a ton of promise for a group with just a handful of singles under their belt so far.  I’ll be keeping my eye on them and absolutely encourage Snappy Little Numbers to keep sending hits like this my way.”

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Mastering SPELLS “The Hive” Single.


Mastering Spells “Asphalt Navajo”.

Taken from I Can Fly, You Pasty Motherfuckers:

“In just a short time my band SPELLS will start releasing tracks from our newest recording session that wrapped this past weekend. Honestly, this could be some of the best stuff I’ve been a part of to date. And considering that I’ve been writing, recording, and performing in bands for the last nineteen years, that says a lot. I’m not insinuating that they’re going to be successful publicly, I’m just extremely pleased with the execution.

The song that these lyrics pair with could be a big reason why.

Very few people know that nearly every single day I think about giving up. In the pursuit of some seemingly unattainable goal, I’ve become terrified with the notion that I’m forgetting to look around. But every person struggles with that, right? Well, this song is a tribute to all those light-off and-leave-it-all anthems that address remedying restless soul syndrome. But with a twist. I’m not alone. I’ll take the wife and kid along. Yeah, the fam. My pals. Let’s get all of our stuff, a shit car, and just bum around till something in our abdomen fails. Because I believe there’s more learning to be had by following roads to destinations we’ve never heard of than by cracking some book, or half sleeping through a lecture.

It won’t happen in the foreseeable future, my ego would never permit it. So, until that day, I’ll wish and scream.

Oh yeah, I chose the Navajo because they were the first and largest nomadic tribe residing on American soil prior to English settlement. Direct descendants of the Anasazi, their ancestors had discovered the hard way that building foundations, and burying permanent roots, was tantamount to signing your own death sentence. Long live the restless wanderer.”



Mastering the new SPELLS release entitled Double Cassingle on Snappy Little Numbers.

The track Forget About Virginia was also release as a benefit for the Lydia Ann Fund (…



Mastering SPELLS 7″ coming out on Snappy Little Numbers.

“SPELLS is a four-piece juggernaught from Denver, CO. They are vacation rock to be exact. They produce short blasts of intense melody and driving rhythms that are custom made to entertain the band members themselves and serve as an excuse to go play shows in cities that have beaches nearby. If your city’s best offers include said beach and a good breakfast joint, count them in. If the best your city can do is a punk house that smells like cat shit and a Subway restaurant inside a gas station, they will pass.

Interviewer: Hasen’t there already been a band called Spells?
SPELLS: Yeah probably, but not written in all capitals. What’s your name? Billy? Mary? Hasn’t there already been a person with your name?
Interviewer: You guys sound like Hot Snakes, Scared of Chaka, The Beatles, Seaweed etc.
SPELLS: So? You should sound like an asshole and there are plenty of those.”

Here is a new song from the same session.


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