Friday, December 20, 2013

Reverb Interview

Little Stevie Shithead sat down and had a nice talk with the folks at The Denver Post Reverb to chat about stuff and things. READ IT!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Westword Interview

The Westword was awesome enough to sit down and talk to our very own Pete Bohner about our show on Friday and we SPELLS rules. Check it but don't wreck it HERE!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Stuff To Rock To!

SPELLS "Double Cassingle" Cassette Tape is on the way!  4 new tracks to walk your dog to.  SPELLS "Even Assholes Have Their Day + Maybe's Martyr" Digi-Single out now!  2 older tracks to walk a different dog to that doesn't walk as far.  You can pre order "Double Cassingle" in the Snappy Little Numbers web store HERE.  There are 3 different colors to choose from and they all have download codes.  "Even Assholes Have Their Day + Maybe's Martyr" is available at both our SPELLS bandcamp and SLN's bandcamp for free!  Tips accepted of course.  "Double Cassingle" will on both bandcamp sites after our release show this Friday December 20 at 3 Kings.  Go to that!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Forget About Virginia

This track supports the Lydia Ann Fund (

Donate and Download HERE

I don't know what to write about this song. Or rather, I know what to write but I just don't want to mess it up. I don't want to mess it up because there are so many people, people that I'm very close to, that still struggle with intense emotion and frustration when thinking about her. So in what will be a rare, and I'm sure ill-fated attempt at brevity I'll just say this: for the last 19 years, writing lyrics and songs is one of the few and simple ways I know to properly vet and work through any grief or frustration I may be experiencing. And as a bitter, self-conscious teenager who sought the approval of unhealthy kids, there was plenty of frustration and grief to ponder on. Frustration and grief that was self-manufactured or collateral damage anticipated when self destructive personalities commingle, amplify, and dismantle. Looking back over nineteen years of peaks and valleys, it feels like I've written a lot of "farewell" songs. Some painful, some welcome, but all a part of the current that has hewn who I am today. Over the years I buried some of the confusion. I used some of it as validation to neglect myself. But in the end, I learned to see each and every instance as the outcome to a set of decisions decided upon by an autonomous and free-thinking soul. This felt logical. This felt safe. This got me to sleep. 

And then there was Lydia. And it felt different. Honestly, it's never felt the same. Which is strange because it all keeps moving forward, productive and efficient. Like the machine is working but something has warped, affecting the product ever so slightly. Perhaps it's because I admired her. Perhaps it's because I was scared of her. Perhaps it's because I love her big brother like my own blood. And I won't reiterate or pace the details. Fact is, if you're reading this, you know. It affected you and there's no need to dwell on it. 

Being in a band at the time of her passing, I wrote as I always do. We, SPELLS, wrote. And we were, and still are, happy with what came out. It went into our set list and it does well at shows. Then the days to record came. We polished and prepared our new batch to release. It's just that putting it on an album and making money off it feels wrong. I don't know why. It shouldn't, right? That's what you do as a musician or comic or painter. You draw from life. This IS part of life. But I couldn't shake it. So what to do? In the end we decided it best to just give the song away and let you dictate what happens next. Beside the link is the option, and it is exactly that, an option to pay whatever you would like for the track. Pay nothing, pay a thousand dollars, that's your choice. But should you choose to contribute, any and all monies received will go to the Lydia Ann Fund, a memorial fund started in her name that divides proceeds between three animal causes she passionately supported. Maybe this will keep the pendulum swinging. We hope you all enjoy it. Be good to each other. Oh, and go on vacation for fuck's sake.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Big hugs and kisses to everyone who came out to the past few shows. We hope you've had half the fun that we've had. The summer's not even close to being over so GET READY FOR MORE!!!!!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Take Time/Slice Away... The Details.

SPELLS: Production Notes

Slice Away Recording Sessions Jan/Feb 2013 @ The Furnace Room
Engineered and Mixed by Tarvis Magnum
Mastered by Hajji Husayn @ North London Bomb Factory
Produced by Charlie “Continental” Stimsell and SPELLS

Take Time

“Little” Stevie Shithead: Lead Vocals
Charlie “Continental” Stimsell: Guitars, Vocals, Magic Genie, Tambourine
Duke “Box” Standard: Bass Guitar
Pete “P.” Bohner: Drum Kit

While you take time, take time
I'm gonna live life, live life
I'm gonna set it off, set it off
I'm gonna cut throats, cut throats
Cause I know you're near
With your curse
And your fears
And your pulse beats way too slow
While you take time, take time
I'm gonna rush life, rush life
I'm gonna spit hell, spit hell
I'm gonna waste sex, waste sex
And your boots
And your hair
And your glow
It's all for show
And you scream
And you pine
And you slant
It's all you know X2
While you take time, take time
I'm gonna live life, live life
I'm gonna set it off, set it off
I'm gonna cut throats, cut throats

Slice Away

“Little” Stevie Shithead: Lead Vocals
Charlie “Continental” Stimsell: Guitars, Vocals, Magic Genie, Tambourine, Shaker
Duke “Box” Standard: Bass Guitar
Pete “P.” Bohner: Drum Kit

You were the fault line
Shaking every moment
I could've lived lies
And I could've played your vagrant
Cause you had those dead eyes
And a form that fiends for rapture
But now you're the dark skies
The path of pang's persistence
Slice Away
All the lines to forget about me
Slice Away
All the lines to forget about you  
Slice Away
All the lies that you built around me
Slice Away
All the lies that you built around you
I guess in my mind
I painted you the victim
A favorite to lose life
The holder of only fold hands
But I couldn't see you
And I couldn't see your black eyes
As part of a costume
For the chiseler's ball you maestro
You burned miles just to break it. You knew I could never take it. Take it! X2
Gone love X2


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Buy Our New Single!

Hey!  We have our first record!  'Take Time/Slice Away' is a Double A-Side 7" that comes courtesy of Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings.  It rotates at 45 rpm and comes on random mix colored vinyl.  You can order one from the SLN store HERE!  Of course, the coolest way to get your hands on this is to come to the release show.  Details below.  Thanks readers!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Record Release, New Song, Budding Fame

Hey SPELLS fans!  We have a record release show coming up at Lost Lake on June 29 for our new 7" single, 'Take Time/Slice Away', on Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings.  Wanna sneak peak?  Well hit play on the widgety thing below and blast it!  Can't get enough SPELLS?  Check out this feature on Literati Records.  We're pretty big now.  Hop on board while you still can.
SPELLS Rules! 

Friday, May 17, 2013


Sorry it's been so long but we've been busy sitting on the golden shores of the Cherry Creek Reservoir soaking in these Colorado rays. We are really working hard on our summer haze to get us through this next weekend when we head into the Furnace Room to crank out a fresh batch of soundwaves.

We've got a lot of groovy shows coming up too with Shining Wires, Hooper, Dirty Few, Dudebabes, and we even got enough blow together to get Eyes & Ears back together for our record release partay.

Keep it real and we'll see you soon.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rock This Tune, Over And Over!

We just wrapped out first recording sesh with Trevor Morris at The Furnace Room.  As we eagerly await a couple mixing tweaks, followed by mastering, check out the demo for "Left Behind".  Turn it up!  Two of the songs from the recording sesh (that's industry slang for session if you needed help with that) are earmarked for a 45 single to come out later this Spring on Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings.  SPELLS rules.  Thanks folks!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Up next...

Awesome show last night!!! We had a great time and want to thank all of our pals for coming out and watching us give birth to this ugly baby we call SPELLS.

We are pretty excited for our next show where we get to share the stage with the one and only SPITS!!!! They will put it in your butt for sure.... and you'll like it. Also rocking will be Zebroids and The Nervous. It's gonna be a family affair:)

P. Bohner

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Putttin it on wax!

Took some time out of our exercise schedules last weekend and laid down some sweet tunes at The Furnace Room. We are hoping to get some shit put down on vinyl in the next few months.

Until then, we have 3 super rad shows coming up.

2.7.13 @ Lions Lair
3.23.13 @ Lost Lake
4.3.13 @ Lost Lake

P. Bohner

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Welcome to our newest internet thing to promote our radical pop combo.  More to come later...