We are very happy to premiere the upcoming split by Finland’s Custody and Denver, Colorado’s SPELLS. You can order your vinyl copy today via Brassneck, Shield Recordings, Snappy Little Numbers and Keep It A Secret Records. The split will be out digitally Sep 20.
The idea for the split came to fruition after SPELLS guitarist Chuck Coffey and Custody guitarist Ilkka Tuominen met each other at Fest in Gainesville back in 2018. After enjoying each other’s shows, they kept in touch online for well over 2 years before getting round to recording this 2-song split.
Custody is up first with the song ‘Into The Great Unknown,’ which according to vocalist Sami Nykänen is “a tall tale of absolutely nothing.” An early version of the song appeared on a 2020 compilation, but it has been revamped for this release and additional recordings were done earlier this year.
SPELLS then contributes 'Confidence, Baby. Confidence!'. “I first got the idea from an old 80's basketball player named Rolando Blackman who played for the Dallas Mavericks,” says Coffey. “He hit two clutch free throws in the '87 all star game and yelled "Confidence, Baby. Confidence!. Pretty silly but fun. So then I just wrote lyrics about how it's totally cool to be confident in your beliefs and have self worth. It's not arrogance, it's just about being ok with who you are. So that's the story!”
SPELLS is a five-piece juggernaught from Denver, CO. They are vacation rock to be exact. They produce short blasts of intense melody and driving rhythms that are custom made to entertain the band members themselves and serve as an excuse to go play shows in cities that have beaches nearby. If your city's best offers include said beach and a good breakfast joint, count them in.
Custody is a Finnish band that writes melodic music that makes them happy. They sound like Sergie Loobkoff having a knife fight with Matt Pryor and Mike Carter in the 90's.