Ah, Spiraling. My fandom of the band began waaaay back in (I think) 1999 or so - when they were called You Were Spiraling, and I saw them open for They Might Be Giants at Mississippi Nights. I loved them, but in a mistake I regret to this day, I didn't head over to the merch table and pick up their album, "Delusions of Grandeur" (now long out of print).
Cut to about a year later, when my brother's friend Matt (he of the campus T-1 connection and the Moxy Früvous mp3s) managed to acquire all but two tracks from "Delusions of Grandeur" through the magic of Napster, and thus they passed through my brother to me.
I've listened to those songs for years now, and then on a whim while Googling for You Were Spiraling, I came across spiraling.net and realized that this was my band! They'd lost the "You Were", but Tom, Bob and the boys were still rockin' New Jersey with the sweet sweet synthesizers I'd loved all these years!
They've been back to St. Louis twice since then, in '05 and '06, and I've seen them both times. They are a band that I really really REALLY wish would make it big, because they're so nice and they deserve it! Here's hoping that when they release their new album, "Time Travel Made Easy", that they come back to St. Louis - I'll definitely be there!!!
Here's the song that won me over and stayed with me for nearly a decade now - from "Delusions of Grandeur". :)
Spiraling - This Is The Road
Check out the Spiraling store here and find out what you've been missing!
AND here's their video for "A Face For Radio", from their "Challenging Stage" EP. Head over to the series of tubes and let SpiralingBob know how much you like it!!! :)