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Far Sighted?
November 21, 2009, 11:37 am
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Short sighted is more like it, if you ask me.

spinART Records – in the beginning – sounded like a decent business proposal for the Trashcans. A reputation for signing up-and-coming bands preceded them, with great claims to providing great support to their artists. Artists like The Sunshine Fix, The Dears, Apples In Stereo and of course the Trashcan Sinatras.

But sadly it was not to be and the label went tits up towards the end of 2007. This left most of the bands on their roster without a home, but more importantly, without much-needed finance, whilst Jeff Price (spinART’s founder) escaped relatively unscathed and went on to form another company – no doubt with all the band’s money.

Not the work of a far sighted visionary record label I’m sure you’ll agree. There’s more opinions on this story here and here.

Anyhow, back to the matter in hand. Here’s a promo DVD from spinART which includes the aforementioned artists and has the Trashcans performing ‘It’s A Miracle’ from their live session at KCRW – the DVD of which is available on the deluxe version of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’.

It’s magic.

The credits for the picture below should in fact read ‘…Morning Becomes Eclectic…’

2005 spinART Records (US)

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