The Spoils / Bio

The Spoils play noisy surf-inspired instrumentals that draw inspiration from global rhythms and the ongoing consolidation of wealth and power by those who can least be trusted with it. Punk and psychedelic rock join with European folk music and macroeconomic confusion on our debut album Have A Drink With The Spoils. Recorded live and mixed directly on 2" analog tape, the record explodes with fun, fury and manic energy.

The Spoils grew out of an earlier group that started in 2008 featuring Kaleb Asplund on guitar and Elena Pinto-Torres on drums. David DiDonato brought his metal-influenced double-necked guitar skills to the band in 2012 and played through the recording of Have A Drink With The Spoils in late 2014. Sam Knight is our newest member, taking over bass in spring 2014 and adding a distinctly noisier presence on the low end.

Kaleb has hosted the monthly Second Saturday Surf showcase at Nomad Bar since February 2013, featuring the best of Central Texas' thriving instro and surf-influenced scene. The Spoils are one of more than a dozen bands in regular rotation, and will perform at Nomad to celebrate the release of Have A Drink With The Spoils as part of the Surf By Surf East festival on March 14, 2015. Other bands playing include King Pelican, The Del-Vipers and world-famous Daikaiju, visiting from Alabama.

General Info

Band Members
Elena Pinto-Torres - Drums, Sam Knight - Bass, Kaleb Asplund - Guitar
Artist Name
The Spoils
Profile Page
Instrumental / surf / punk

Contact Info

Austin, TX

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