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Acid Box: Spindrift + Fai Baba + More

Acid Box Promotions proudly presents SPINDRIFT with main support all the way from Zürich, Switzerland - Fai Baba plus local support tba!

Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Hope & Ruin
Tickets: £7 in advance /

Spindrift is a psychedelic western influenced cinematic rock band created by singer-songwriter-composer-producer-actor Kirpatrick Thomas. Founded in 1992, the band originated in Newark, Delaware.
Heavily influenced by such bands as The Doors, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome, Spindrift’s early stages were heavier, experimental, and differed greatly from their present Ennio Morricone inspired sound. However, the bands unique, ideal, creative DIY style, and knack for a hard working tour ethic has always remained. Throughout the 90’s, the group performed mostly in and around the East Coast (CBGB’s, Star Bar Atlanta, The Stone Balloon(DE), Khyber Pass(Philly), Mercury Lounge NYC) while evolving their sound to have a more 60’s psychedelic garage/punk space-rock style influence.

After a quick run of shows in Japan in 2001, band members Kirpatrick Thomas, Joe Baluta and Zachary Hansen made an eye opening trek relocating to Los Angeles where they re-formed to include Bobby Bones of Psychic TV, Dave Koenig, Dan Allaire, Frankie “Teardrop” Emerson and Rob Campanella of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Jason “Plucky” Anchondo of The Warlocks. Inspired by their new desert locale, the band began a new stylistic approach evoking the spirit of the Old West as mythologized by Western Cinema, “Spaghetti Westerns” in particular.

By 2005, Kirpatrick Thomas along with filmmaker Mike Bruce began production on the independent feature film The Legend of God’s Gun, inspired by the same classic Western Films that influenced their music, most often those directed by Sergio Leone and scored by Ennio Morricone. The band’s style was coined as “Psychedelic Spaghetti Western”.
In 2008, Spindrift contributed to the soundtrack of the feature film Hell Ride produced by Quentin Tarantino.

In Spring of 2011, Spindrift released Classic Soundtracks Volume 1 onXemu Records. The album featured 14 theme songs to various film scores they are set to and up to 9 different directors participated in the project. The film clips, music videos, and movie trailers featured films by Burke Roberts, J. X. Williams, Abigail Bean, Simon Chan, and many others. 
The music crossed genres such as Bollywood songs, Science fiction, Exploitation films, and Film noir. 
The album was engineered by Ethan Allen (of Gram Rabbit) and mastered by Howie Weinberg. 

The band went on to tour Europe for 2 months supporting Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, and Kurt Vile in Europe. The rest of the year proved to be a busy tour schedule into 2012 as the band toured the U.S. supporting The Black Angels and performed again at Austin Psych Fest 5. 
Classic Soundtracks Vol.2 was released by the Japanese label Party Ga Hajimaruyo in Nov. 2012 and contained many outtakes from this era. 

Classic Soundtracks Vol. 3 is set to be released for this fall tour!


Fai Baba
Fai Baba lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland. He‘s part of a new generation of international blues avant-garde. Fai Baba‘s songs inspire to all sorts of genre flogging: monster-boo- gie, toxic folk, garage-blues, psychedelic country… And that‘s what rattles the bones at his gigs. One is seldomly confronted with repetition, a lot of music is given a way – raw, distorted, pumping, flying and crawling, beaten. Fai Baba leads the blues through a gigantic kaleidoscope and straight into the eye of freedom.

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