Formed in 2004 by the husband-wife team of guitarist/lead vocalist Jason Bays and drummer Colleen Coffey, Ventura band The Spires introduced bassist Katie Kindred with the release of their 2009 record A Way of Seeing.Associated with a lo-fi brand of indie rock and guitar pop, The Spires’ lineup has significantly shifted: Coffey is on hiatus to attend to motherhood, while Kindred departed for higher learning. At the same time, the band has grown into a quartet.
For at least a decade, fans witnessed the tight-knit camaraderie of Ventura’s indie acts: its prominent bands and their solo projects have lineups that cross-over regularly. Like that scene, The Spires’ jangly sound also seems to have evolved, gaining a psych-rock and post-punk complexity allowed for by greater experience and more players. Through it all, Bays’ sophisticated compositions and witty lyricism have been steadily constant.
Now supported by guitarist Bryan Russell (Massenger, and formerly of Franklin for Short), bassist Seth Pettersen (the dear-departed Franklin for Short’s lead vocalist; plus Seth Pettersen & The Undertow and Massenger), and Brook Dalton (Tall Tales and the Silver Lining), The Spires return to KCSB this Monday morning, September 30th, from 11am-12noon for a live in-studio performance and interview.
“The Freak Power Ticket”‘s producer/host Ted Coe invites the group on to support their fourth full-length LP, Eternal Yeah, out now on Artificial Light.
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the Fall from 11am-12noon.