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- The Spontanes play the SnapPop! inaugural "Losers Ball"
and are mentioned in both the preview (Jan. 19) and wrap-up (Jan. 22) stories that ran in The
- The Spontanes rock the Pop Quiz on WashingtonCityPaper.com
on May 28, 1999.
- "The Spontanes have become
one of the very best local acts over the last several months.
Singer Julia Goodwin has a fine, expressive voice, with a substantial
range. Guitarists Eric Humpert and Joe Procopio put a lot of
craft into their arrangements, defying easy notions of 'lead'
and 'rhythm', and bassist Joletta Humpert is melodic and driving
in all the right places."
Pathetic Caverns, March 14, 1999
- The Spontanes are the suggested
entertainment in "On The Circuit."
The Washington Post, February 19, 1999
- "The Spontanes proceed
with an unselfconscious mix of giddy New Wave and punk jangle.
It's fun music, catchy and energetic, like the redhaired stepchild
of the Buzzcocks and Blondie."
Kibbutz Music Reviews/The Barstool, February/March 1999
- "The highlight of the listen
are the vocals of Goodwin. She sings like an angel. Her voice
mixes well with the guitars of Humpert and Procopio. The rhythm
section takes them yet to another place."
Music Monthly, January 1999
- The Spontanes' big Halloween
party at the Velvet Lounge gets the nod in "On The Circuit."
The Washington Post, October 30, 1998.
- The Spontanes' new e.p., Fetching,
is given a nice mention in "The Scoop."
Pitch Magazine October 1998
- The Spontanes' riveting press
bio is repeated in "Local Notes."
Dayton Daily News August 28, 1998
- "The Spontanes' pop songs
are mature and powerful, they feature angelic vocals amid a distinct
dual-guitar interplay. Subtle dynamics and a propulsive backbeat
keeps the music vibrant."
The Dayton Voice, August 27, 1998