Rebecca Gates – guitar, vocals
Scott Plouff – drums
Gates resides in Rhode Island and is releasing records as Rebecca Gates, performing solo or with the rg consortium. She founded and edits The Relay Project audiomagazine. Plouf has been a member of Built to Spill since 1996.
The two friends started playing together in 1991. Their first show was the Olympia, Wash. International Pop Underground.
Spinanes’ album, Manos was number one on the college charts. “We were touring before the album came out, as it was exploding all over. But we were just seeing the inside of the van playing shows and having a good time. Then we got home and the locals thrust us on TV and we were at number one. It was extremely funny. We had never even considered it.”—Rebecca Gates
Pitchfork on Manos in their Sub Pop 20 feature…
“The Pacific Northwest sprouts rock duos the way spring rains bring mushrooms. Perhaps it’s because the format foregrounds both independence and intimacy, two qualities prized in Cascadia. Following in the steps of Mecca Normal, the Spinanes (Rebecca Gates and Scott Plouf) joined Heavens to Betsy, Godheadsilo, Kicking Giant, the Softies and others in making the region the tandem capital of 90s indie rock. 1993’s Manos wasn’t a purist affair: featuring multitracked guitars and vocals, it could have been the work of a bigger group. Sonically, though, it was all about the jam econo. Gates’ spindly guitar lines, just on the cusp of overload, bristle like a field of thistles, honeyed and forbidding; Plouf’s drumming seems to explode out of a small, confined…
MEDIUMS: CD & LP
1. kid in candy
2. greetings from the sugar lick
4. leisure run
5. love, the lazee
6. sucker’s trial
- No tour dates scheduled at this time.