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|Origin||Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Punk rock, garage punk, synthpunk|
|Labels||Nickel and Dime Records, Slovenly Recordings, Dirtnap Records, Thriftstore Records, In the Red Records|
The Spits are an American punk rock band formed in Michigan in 1993. They later moved to and were based in Seattle for several years. Currently, the band has released five albums. The first four were all officially self-titled, but were unofficially titled 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. The albums were released by Nickel and Dime Records, Slovenly Recordings, Dirtnap Records, and Thriftstore Records respectively. In October 2011 they released their latest album, called V, on In the Red Records.
The band describes itself as "Punk for the People", and focuses on loud, noisy, and dirty punk rock. On stage, band members frequently appear in costumes (e.g. graduation robes, nun outfits, Ronald Reagan masks, or toilet paper "mummy" costumes), and focus on the dirty, low-budget sound and presentation of garage punk.
The Spits' "Bring Down" was featured in Al Partanen's skateboarding segment of the "Born Dead" skate video, as well as Darrel Mathe's section in the snowboarding video "love/HATE". "I H8 Pussies" was featured in Andy Forgash's segment in the snowboarding video, "Burning Bridges" as well. Their song, "Remote Control" appears in the Absinthe Films snowboarding video, "More".
19 Million A.C. 7" (Dirtnap Records, 2001, ZZZ 10)
Later released on CD w/Bonus Songs "19 Million A.C. EP CD"
CD Later released w/Bonus Songs on LP "19 Million A.C. EP CD LP"
Spend the Night in a Haunted House with...The Spits 7" (Missile X Records, 2004, MX 003)
Clear green vinyl, 500 copies, released with a candy sucker for the little Trick-r-Treaters
Pain 7" (Slovenly Recordings, 2009, 702-89)
Split 7" (Dirtnap Records, 2000, ZZZ 05)
black-white-red sleeve, purple-marbled vinyl, 1000 pressed black-white-blue sleeve
Split 7" (Puke Records, 2005, No. 009)
red or black vinyl
Split 7" (Scion Audio/Visual, 2010, #SAVG0109)
NOFX/The Spits Split 7" (Fat Wreckchords, 2010, FAT-245)
Spits - "Demo" Self Released
The Spits CD (Nickel & Dime Records, 2000, N&D 001)
The Spits 12"EP/CD (Slovenly Recordings, 2003, 702-36)
The Spits LP/CD (Dirtnap Records, 2003, ZZZ 42)
first 100 on red vinyl
2006 European Tour LP (P.Trash Records, 2006, LIVE TRASH 001)
Returning to Their Hometown LP (Thriftstore Records, 2006, ZZZ 42)
The Spits Live Volume 1 (Self Released Vinyl; 8-track tape released by Regal Select)
previously released as The Spits 2006 Tour LP
19 Million A.C. EP CD LP
The Spits IV (School's Out) LP/CD (Thriftstore Records, 2009, 010)
Tracks 11-17 are cassette only