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  • Summary: The latest album for the indie-rock band that began with the name Free Beer.
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  1. Combining vaudeville melodies alongside a quirky pop sensibility lifts the eleven songs here above the merely angular and takes us to a unique space, and probably not somewhere everyone would want to go, but to my ears Moonwink's only real flaw is its brevity.
  2. 76
    There are sometimes a little too many knowing winks in all the escalator chords and wordless chants, but you can't help but wink back. [Fall 2008, p.98]
  3. 70
    Moonwink's manic tunes are miniature rock'n'roll extravaganzas, with intricate melodies and airtight, detailed arrangements providing a dramatic setting for chamingly woozy singer Nick Krill. [Nov 2008, p.102]
  4. Following up the their well-received 2006 effort, "Nice and Nicely Done," Delaware indie rockers Spinto Band deliver more angular, rambunctiously creative pop on 2008's Moonwink.
  5. The Spinto Band offer a softer, watered-down version of '90s US indie-rock--their influences include Pavement but now also Prefab Sprout. [Oct 2008, p.150]
  6. Their latest record has more instruments and lyrical or melodic turns than hooks to hold onto, but its problem is more like an excess of ideas than a lack of them.
  7. There's a lot to love about the Spinto Band, but it's a fine line the band treads between catchy quirkiness and spastic annoyance.

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