Friends and Fans,
We wish you happy holiday
celebrations and a fabulous 2013!
It has been a wacky year. In addition to winning two
Independent Music Awards and earning an illustration in The New Yorker, we recorded the basic tracks for our 6th record. Thanks
to your remarkably generous support, we were recently able to
complete the mixing and the mastering. We look forward to sharing it with you some
time in 2013. Also, after two hurricane-related cancellations, we celebrated our
15th anniversary in a Lutheran church in Greenwich Village. It turned out to be
a magical night.
of the members of the audience had flown in from Sao Paolo. It was the first time
we had met the lovely Brazilian illustrator, Maria Eugenia. Once again this Christmas
we send you her interpretation of our carol, Chelsea Boys...
Finally, please note that
Spott will be playing a brief solo 20 minute set in Berlin at the Hostel Goldmarie
on Thursday, January 3rd. Further details will soon be available on our
website and Facebook page. Send your ambassadors!
Spottiswoode & His Enemies
"Nothing short of transportive." Steve LaBate, Paste Magazine
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
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
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