Spiral Stairs’ The Real Feel opens with the bluesy rocker “True Love.” The song bounces along with a similar feel as Maltese T” (FKA “Maltese Terrier”). If those are the only two tracks you’ve heard from Scott Kannberg’s proper solo debut, you’ll get a better sense of the collection’s variety via “Stolen Pills.” It picks the pace up considerably. Ergo, its video carefully approximates what it’s like to nab (and then literally take) pills. There’s also a cameo from the album cover’s overdosed raccoon. Which makes this feel a bit more conceptual than expected.
10/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
10/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
# w/ Bob Mould
And, of course, Spiral will soon be playing everywhere in the world with his other band.