Lancaster PA's SPILL are no strangers to the polarizing nature of both success and failure. A theme that is the driving force of their debut full length on No Sleep Records titled "Top Ten". Diving into the ups and downs of life, juggling being in a band, working a shitty day job, and trying to deal with relationships throughout all of it. Recorded at The Headroom (Joyce Manor, Hop Along) with Kyle Pulley (Thin Lips) and featuring a guest appearance by Chris Diehm (1994! Thin Lips, Year of Glad). Top Ten is an instant beer and blood-soaked Rickenbacker rock'n'roll signaling. The musical equivalent of a movie scene where the protagonist wakes up in their clothes , lights a cigarette, chugs a beer, and walks outside to face the terror of everyday life with a sadistic smile and understanding of the bullshit ahead of him. SPILL makes you feel like it's ok your life is fucked sometimes, cause hey, isn't everyones? Pessimistic Optimism isn't an Oxymoron, it's a band called SPILL.
Singer/songwriter Derek Archambault is no stranger to the spotlight; he has spent the last 4 years on tour with progressive hardcore/punk band Defeater, and has had a solo project called Alcoa going for even longer. After countless years of keeping Alcoa on the backburner, this project will finally have a debut full-length album see the light of day in 2012.
Austin McCutchen was born in Joplin, Mo. He is a songwriter, recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Los Angeles, CA. Austin fell in love with music and guitar at an early age — singing was just part of being raised in church — but started working at it as a teenager. After 5 years in NYC, Austin took a couple of years traveling around, then settled on LA for its proximity to Yosemite while also being a massive music hub. He's been singing with Alana Amram, a good friend from Brooklyn who's also relocated to LA. Together they do classic duets as well as original songs and are working on a 7".