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On a misty winter night filled with bourbon, peace pipes and "Their Satanic Majesties Request," LA's magic makers, Spirit Vine, spun the karmic wheel when they united inside a wooden ship in Echo Park. Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Jacquelinne Cingolani and guitarist/songwriter Gabriel Pacheco endured several line up changes in Spirit Vine before a chance encounter solidified the spirit of the band. One evening, a stroll through Echo Park would have the duo stumbling across drummer Jalise Woodward meandering in front of the historical Echo Park barber shop. She lured them in with a promise of an ice cream cone if they followed her to Echo Park Lake. As they approached the ice cream truck, a glimmer of black magic sparkled under a tree and there they found bassist Ammo Bankoff deep in mediation over tarot cards. The events that proceeded are unknown, the rest is history, Spirit Vine was born. Often drawing comparisons to Siouxsie and the Banshees, X, Shocking Blu,The Cramps, The Stooges and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Spirit Vine have been playing the underground circuit for the past few years with some of L.A.'s finest accessories to rock and roll/punk. They have released two EP's and are currently awaiting the release of their first LP (produced by Joe Cardamone of The Icarus Line) under Manimal Vinyl in October 2013. Spirit Vine will be making the circuits playing CMJ, touring the US and embarking on a European tour in the spring. Currently, they are in pre production to record with Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Fool's Gold) for a follow up EP/LP...who knows with these guys.
Spirit Vine's haunting music tears the flesh and gets down to the bone, strikes a few nerves along the way and gracefully sews it all back together again...we ain't dead...yet.
" L.A. band Spirit Vine have been making their own special kind of witchy rock & roll-the kind of thing you think of when you hear Beefheart growl about coming outta the desert" (LA WEEKLY/ Chris Ziegler)