meet the family

[Building A Family] twists and turns, oozing the existential dread haunting the parts of your brain
you can’t quite reach sober or while awake.
— Meg Fair, Pittsburgh City Paper

SPISH at Mr. Smalls Theatre, February 2018 .                  Photo by: Dylan Rosgone


SPISH 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, Jack Stauber, Kikagaku Moyo (Japan), Girl Band (Ireland), and The Radio Dept (Sweden). They played an official after-party for Foxygen once, and played with members of Ween.

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.


Similar Artists:

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, St. Vincent, Jack White, The Gorillaz, La Femme

"SPISH sounds like SPISH"


Press on SPISH:

"Self-promotion as an art" by Meg Fair, Pittsburgh City Paper

"New Local Releases: SPISH" by Meg Fair, Pittsburgh City Paper

"Inside the Mind of Spacefish" by Duncan H. Ros, Sounds Scene Express



Crafted Sounds / Misra Records (US)

United Cassettes / Ztapes (EU)



Nate Die
Guitar / Vocals

Forrest Kos
Percussion / Vocals

Erica Weston
Synth / Vocals

Patrick Sherwin
Bass / Vocals

Logan Randolph

Will Thomas