Spottiswoode & His Enemies
Members: Spottiswoode, John Young, Tim Vaill, Candace DeBartolo, Kevin Cordt, Riley McMahon, Tony Lauria

Dear Friends and Fans,


Before we wax poetic about Friday's 15th anniversary show - "a last-minute triumph to rival any staged in New York this year" (New York Music Daily) - we must talk turkey.


We are trying to finish our next record, English Dream, and we need your help!


A few weeks ago we launched a fundraising campaign. Then we were interrupted by a hurricane and two show cancellations. Now the campaign has only two more weeks to go!


To read more and watch a video about the campaign please go to our Indiegogo page where a donation can be made:


There are a variety of rewards. For a free pre-release download of the CD it's now just $10 - what you would pay anyway but we would receive the money directly when we really need it. Rewards at higher levels include signed CDs, album credits, posters, secret tracks, a print of the New Yorker illustration of the band, our wedding album, art by Kevin Cordt our trumpeter, house concerts and commissioned songs.


It is hard to convey how difficult it is to hold a 7-piece band together for 15 years and to create new work. We rely, to a greater degree than you may think, on your support.


Talking of which our twice rescheduled 15th anniversary show at St. John's Lutheran Church was a huge success thanks to so many people's help! The church was packed, stacks of clothing were donated to hurricane relief, our volunteers were amazing, Axel Schwendt provided a magnificent baroque organ introduction to the opening song from the balcony, and our dear friend Freddie Katz supplied miraculous sound. We played two long celebratory sets and earned a stellar review from New York Music Daily. Read it here:


Huge thanks to everyone who came out, to everyone who helped and to everyone who has supported us over the last 15 years!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Spottiswoode & His Enemies




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"Nothing short of transportive."  Steve LaBate, Paste Magazine

"Not only one of the best albums of 2011 but one of the best of the decade." (Wild Goosechase Expedition)  Lucid Culture

"Nothing short of remarkable and after a dozen or more spins guaranteed on my year-end list of favorite albums.” (Wild Goosechase Expedition)  Jeffrey Sisk, In Tune

"Spottiswoode is a musical tightrope walker, hovering between styles without a safety net. A wordsmith with an immaculate sense of timing, this set of his songs can stand up against Randy Newman and open the ears of fans of Rufus Wainwright." (Piano 45)  Here Comes The Flood

"New York-based septet Spottiswoode & His Enemies is a swirling cocktail of indie-rock, folk, country and even big band music. The real entertainment, however, lies in the songs and their clever arrangements." (That's What I Like)  WNYC, Soundcheck with John Schaefer

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