Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Groove to This: Spy for Hire

Luck Spy For Hire

The Moontower Spy For Hire

Motorcycle Spy For Hire

Band: Spy for Hire
Latest Album: Speak In Numbers

What They Said: Based in the Atlanta/Columbus GA area, Spy For Hire are comprised of Ryan Rulon on vocals and guitar, Andy Rich on lead guitar, James Salter on bass and Jared Meharg on drums. Formed in 2004, the band has a bond that goes back to Ryan and Andy’s high school days. Ryan explains, “Andy and I bonded over a lot of the D.C. hardcore/Discord Records music, things like Fugazi and Shudder To Think. We were the only two guys in Columbus who listened to that. We also listened to a lot of the British shoe gaze music as well; My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver. But we’ve always had a love of pop as well, things like Hall & Oates, Madonna and Tears For Fears.” He adds, “We love a lot of music, but we’re aiming to be far more than the sum of our influences.”

What We Think: Heart Them. Spy for Hire has an organic feel. I finished listening to the sample tracks and wanted more, right away. They've got a great sound, one that could fit into so many facets of my life (see below). Luck is absolutely my favorite and is in rotation on 3 different playlists, but all of the tracks that I heard are above-average in my book. Their incandescent sound is uplifting and upbeat and you should definitely give them a listen. I wish they'd play a show on this side of the US so that I could see them live because from what I've seen on YouTube, they'd be a great band to see in person.

Where I'm Listening:
Gym-- Treadmill or Stationary Bike
Car-- Errands
Home-- Upbeat Chill
Hike-- Familiar Trail

Take Action:
Watch on YouTube
Visit SpyForHire.Net
Become a Fan on Facebook
Visit Spy For Hire on MySpace
iLike Spy For Hire
Download Speak In Numbers on Amazon or iTunes

Tracks provided by Ariel PR.

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