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Spindrift certainly are a cinematically inspired rock-band that call LA home by method of their hometown, Newark, Delaware. The group was founded by vocalist, songwriter, and professional Kirpatrick Thomas. The group’s early sound, as depicted on recordings such as for example Diablo no Method to Anthill Heaven — which made an appearance in 1994 and 1996, respectively — was inspired heavily with the sounds from the the Doorways, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Stainless-. In 1998, Thomas, Joe Baluta, and Zachary Hansen relocated to LA. While Thomas also begun to develop a profession in performing, the band’s lineup begun to expand to add Bobby Bone fragments (Psychic Television), Dave Koenig, Frankie “Teardrop” Emerson and Rob Campanella (from the Brian Jonestown Massacre), and Jason “Plucky” Anchondo (the Warlocks). Nonetheless it wasn’t steady. Therefore, their sound begun to evolve aswell to reveal their collective curiosity (and Thomas’ obsession) using the dreamed sounds from the frontier Western world as depicted within the spaghetti Westerns of directors like the three Sergios — Leone, Corbucci, and Sollima — in addition to Ferdinando Baldi, Tonino Valeri, and Enzo G. Castellari. Spindrift performed but didn’t record until 2002, if they cut The Tale of God’s Weapon. In 2005, Thomas and filmmaker Mike Bruce started creation on an unbiased feature film of the same name, motivated by spaghetti Westerns as well as the traditional soundtracks of the composers such as for example Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Stelvio Cipriani, and Nico Fidenco. The carrying out unit at the moment included Thomas on acoustic guitar and vocals; Koenig on tempo acoustic guitar and harmonica; Julie Patterson on vocals, lap metal, and body organ; Henry Evans on double-neck bass and baritone acoustic guitar; and Anchondo on drums. Following the film’s eventual conclusion, the soundtrack was up to date and re-released in 2007 with extra songs by Gram Rabbit and Bruce’s music group, the Low-Flying Owls. In 2008, Spindrift shipped the soundtrack towards the Quentin Tarantino creation Hell Trip and their very own recording Western. In ’09 2009, Tee Pee re-released the Story of God’s Weapon soundtrack again. It had been accompanied by a tour, and just Thomas and Evans continued to be in Spindrift. The lineup underwent many changes, even while the group continued to be active, contributing materials to Vice’s documentary series and HBO’s Eastbound and Down, and rating a restored edition from the film Tecumseh’s Curse by movie director J.X. Williams. In 2011, the compilation Vintage Soundtracks, Vol. 1 made an appearance from Xemu Information. The lineup solidified with Wayne Acton becoming a member of the music group on drums and Michelle Vidal on vocals, keyboards, and percussion. In 2012, Spindrift commenced their five-week Ghost City Tour through 20 deserted American locales, where they performed not only their very own music but additionally songs from your traditional cowboy songbook. Film movie director Burke Roberts along with a team were employed to film the proceedings. In nov 2013, Spindrift released the recording Ghost from the Western, featuring studio variations from the music performed for the film.

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Music Songs Speak To The Wind, Red Reflection, Theme From Drifter's Pass, Preacher's Theme, The New West, The Scorpion's Venom, Space Vixens Theme, Conversation with a Gun, Blessing the Bullets, Indian Run, The Matador & the Fuzz, Exotic Detonation, Adavan/Diazapan, The Legend Of God's Gun, When I Was Free, Greenhorn's Introduction, Burn the Church, Shadytown, Girlz Booze and Gunz, Organ Fugue in DM Op.42, Theme From Confusion Range, Inhuman Behavior, Theme From Ghost Patrol, Roundup, Riders in the Sky, Japexico, Legend Of The Widower Colby Wallace, Hellbound, Ghosts Go West, Buffalo Dream, Behind the Church, Theme From Amboy
Albums Ghost of the West [Original Soundtrack], Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1, The Legend of God's Gun, Songs from the Ancient Age, The West, Fields of Greater Happiness, Cowboy Songs & Campfire Ballads: "Songs Born of the West", Poseidon, Andromeda

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Diablo 2015 composer: additional music
Dust Up 2012 with songs by
Thomas Sterling Cole 2011 Short composer: theme music



Spindrift: Ghost of the West 2014 Documentary
Spindrift: The Matador & the Fuzz 2013 Video short



Dark Mountain 2013 performer: "Red Reflection"
Dust Up 2012 performer: "Isle of Lost Souls', "Hellbound Theme from Dust Up", "Goin' Down", "When I Was Free", "Space Jazz", "Ace Coltrane", "Inhuman Behavior"



Austin Psych Fest 2012 2013 Video documentary Themselves - Performer

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