meet the family
SPISH at Mr. Smalls Theatre, February 2018 . Photo by: Dylan Rosgone
SPISH (formerly Spacefish) is somewhat indescribable. Some call it avant-indie, they call it American Gothic. The 6-piece suit from Pittsburgh, PA released their 3rd independently produced album, “Building A Family” in late September of 2017. The oddball "orchestra" have shared notable bills with The Garden, Vundabar, HOOPS, Kikagaku Moyo (Japan), Girl Band (Ireland), and The Radio Dept (Sweden). They played an official after-party for Foxygen once.
The 9-track album swims into the strangest of human psyches, telling sideways tales of religious loyalty, manipulative love, and the cult-like journey of popular opinions. All of which is backed by a wall of aberrant instrumentation & a thick crust of tangible melody. It’s beautiful in ways, and terrifying in others.
“Building A Family” is available digitally & on gold cassette in conjunction with Crafted Sounds. The album peaked at #3 nationwide in the indie-rock cassettes category via Bandcamp during its first week of sales, and was nominated as Best Alternative Album of 2017 by Sound Scene Express. The song "Waxed" was awarded Year's Best Single. Both can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, St. Vincent, Jack White, The Gorillaz, La Femme
"SPISH sounds like SPISH"
Press on SPISH:
Crafted Sounds / Misra Records (US)
United Cassettes / Ztapes (EU)
Guitar / Vocals
Percussion / Vocals
Synth / Vocals
Bass / Vocals