In the two short years that have passed since Lawrence six-piece Spirit Is The Spirit came about, the band has already self-released their own well received EP and played with a variety of bands, including performing two years in a row at the Middle Of The Map festival. The band’s expansive, intricately crafted sound features a wide range of instruments that converge together in a sometimes booming musical ebb and flow, creating a lavishly textured and at times ethereal experience. The band is expected to release their debut full length later this year through The Record Machine, but in the meantime a sampling can be heard via their submission to Secret Handshakes, the Record Store Day collaborative split 12-inch between TRM and Golden Sound Records. Spirit’s entry to the compilation, “Pillows,” also comes with an accompanying music video, which can be seen below.
If you like what you’ve seen and heard above, you may want to hop over to the band’s currently active Kickstarter campaign, wherein they are attempting to acquire $4,000 in pledges by June 2nd for an investment into a new touring vehicle. And lastly, if you aren’t doing anything tonight, make the drive over to The Brick to see the band play with La Guerre, Fullbloods, and Soft Reeds in celebration of the aforementioned compilation’s release. You can’t go wrong with a lineup like that.