SPISH is controlled chaos. More specifically, it's that feeling you get when a hand tries to burst from your belly but all you can see are the fingers stretching the skin. It is the unorthodox child of Pittsburgh producer N.R. Dibert. Live band includes Forrest Kos (drums), Erica Weston (synth), Patrick Sherwin (bass). Local shows usually include horn or string accompaniment, or something stranger.
SPISH is somewhat indescribable. Some call it dark avant-indie, or cult pop. Nate Die from Pittsburgh, PA released the independently produced album, “Building A Family” in late September of 2017. He and the oddball "orchestra" that accompanies him have shared notable bills with The Garden, Vundabar, The Nude Party, HOOPS, Jack Stauber, Kikagaku Moyo (Japan), Girl Band (Ireland), and The Radio Dept (Sweden).
The 9-track album swims into the strangest of human psyches, telling sideways tales of religious loyalty, manipulative love, and the cult-like journey of popular opinions. All of which is backed by a wall of aberrant instrumentation & a thick crust of tangible melody. It’s beautiful in ways, and terrifying in others.
“Building A Family” is available digitally & on gold cassette in conjunction with Crafted Sounds. The album peaked at #3 nationwide in the indie-rock cassettes category via Bandcamp during its first week of sales, and was nominated as Best Alternative Album of 2017 by Sound Scene Express. The song "Waxed" was awarded Year's Best Single.