Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Spyderhuff. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the vibes of their music.
I was struck by the sound of this band.
It is clear that Spyderhuff takes inspiration from the past but at the same time, they have managed to add innovative musical ingredients that make the overall sound modern and solid.
Of the new single Lazy Soul, I really liked the rhythmic cadence that prevented me from staying still and I started to dance and feel the groove.
Even the guitar solos are fantastic, making a bit risky comparison, the overall sound is as if ZZ Top had met Johnny Cash with Santana playing the guitar … a fascinating and perfect blend.
The chord progression is never predictable and banal and the production is excellent especially the mix that leaves the right space for each sound element and the song breathes well.
Go and listen to them, it is worth it!
Lazy Soul is Spyderhuff’s Single Out Now!
Direct and Energetic!
What’s the story about Spyderhuff? For over fifty years childhood friends Tom Kuhr and Don Beyer have been playing music together. They first started a jazz-fusion band in the 1970s called Each. Next, was a rock band called Full Nelson in the 1980s. In 1992, a short-lived studio band called Spyderhuff with drummer Jim Pauli was formed. After decades of stockpiling tune ideas, Spyderhuff was reformed in 2020 with the EP Tired Wrangler followed by the EP Think About Me in 2021.
What’s the name Spyderhuff? Being raised in the Detroit area, one gets immersed in automotive history. Ed ‘Spider’ Huff worked with Henry Ford when they both were employed at the Detroit Edison powerplant in the 1890s. Ed was a self-taught genius concerning all things electrical and Henry would later use his talents for the development of the early ignition systems on all Ford cars. So, the name is a tribute to all the unsung heroes in back rooms hidden from history who make and keep the wheels turning.