Artist Spotlight: Midnight Spin

Mike Corbett and Danny Scull have been writing songs, breaking amps, and generally forging a musical bond since their days in middle school having grown up together on the north side of Washington DC. Midnight Spin began to take shape when these two washed up on the shores of Brooklyn in 2008. They enlisted fellow NYC newcomers Ben Waters on bass and guitarist Jim Terranova. Before long, keyboardist Jeremy Cohen was lured from Boston, and the band has been proving it out on the road ever since.

In 2012 Midnight Spin entered the studio with producer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Weezer), to record their debut LP. Don’t Let Me Sleep is the result of endless bleary-eyed practice sessions and late night stumbling across the East River that has inspired and yielded a full-length album worthy of its name. From Cohen spacing the record with wurlitzers and organs to Scull bashing it out like the Grohl of yore, the twelve-song LP combines 90s alternative and punk energy with modern indie elements from their Brooklyn home. As Consequence of Sound writes, “Imagine if Foo Fighters somehow grew up as fans of early the Killers with a little of the Strokes tossed in for flavor.” It’s an album that just can’t stop chasing the night.

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