Philly alt-rock/pop outfit SPiN premiere the music video for “Make Me Move” on Tattoo. The song is the title track from the band’s recently released full-length album.
SPiN is made up of E (lead vocals, guitar), Jim (vocals, synths, piano), Lou (drums, percussion), and Hank (guitar, vocals). The band has released 11 studio projects, including Stalked, Home, and Meant to Rise, and their cover of The Turtles’ “Happy Together” hit the top spot on iTunes’ Indie Rock chart. Their music has been featured on NBC, MTV, VH1, Fuse, Comedy Central, and NBC Sports, and SPiN has performed with Hinder, Eve 6, Halestorm, Puddle of Mudd, Trapt, Red, and many others.
While recording the album in a studio located in an old funeral home, the band received daily visits from the police because of noise complaints from a nearby neighbor. To circumvent the problem, the band reduced the sound volume by using electronic drums and synths, giving the album more of a pop flavor than other projects.
“Make Me Move” starts off with a thumping kick drum and tight, seductive guitar riffs. E’s voice enters, gliding on sensuous tones, filling the tune with tumescent energy. Dark and dirty guitars grind out penetrating colors atop a bluesy alt rock melody throwing off sparks of pop momentum.
The flow and feel of the harmonics, along with the lush eroticism of E’s tones, reminds me of Robert Palmer, with his “come hither” magnetism. E’s voice has a similar wicked tang, akin to a field of sonic pressure shot through with sudden eddies of need and gratification.
The music and the lyrics merge to turn into sumptuous aural foreplay.
“Lonely woman / it’s getting late but you’re still here / perfect stranger / I get a shiver as I draw near / little girl / would you mind if I get closer still / lonely woman / no need to ask me cause you know I will / it’s your move / and I like the way you move / come up here / and make me move / make me move.”
“Make Me Move” projects a supercharged sensuality that’s delectably impossible to resist. SPiN has it going on!