Designated Distraction

by The Spin Wires

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Some bands elicit a mood. Other bands instigate action. And if the Spin Wires is understood to be the latter, the sound of its dance-inducing hop rock is apt to prompt a barroom full of ebullient drinkers to drench itself in a sheen of sweat, spilled cocktails and cups of draft beer.

Designated Distraction is the The Spin Wires' fourth EP and is out June 29, 2019.

Filled with bombastic drums, punk guitar riffs, and sizzling synth hooks, Designated Distraction is The Spin Wires greatest accomplishment to date. Here's what critics say:

"Really passionate, really bloody good." - Sound Sphere Magazine

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released June 29, 2019




The Spin Wires Buffalo, New York

The Spin Wires are a Punk/Dance Rock band from Buffalo, NY. Never taking themselves too seriously, they embody the best elements of bands like Franz Ferdinand, The Black Keys and The Arctic Monkeys.

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Track Name: Time is a Fire
Time is a Fire
In which we all burn
You'll never get it right
Waiting your turn

Set the window wide
Drink the day
When you give it up
Give it away

Time is a fire we can't live without
Can you bring it in and put it out
Time is a fire we can't live without
Can you bring it in and bring it out

Set the window wide
Waste the day
If you live it up
Give it away
Now your bleeding out
Under the sun
Will you give it up
Come undone
Track Name: So Hot
Your so hot
And I am not
The one she dreams about at night
When she goes and hits the spot
I'm just not

Thicken the plot of my longshot
To win the prize we all have sought
Two coins and one slot
One knife to cut the knot
Six eyes can see a lot
Jackpot Jackpot

Does my cologne
Make your demons want to take me home
Made a deal to burn it to the bone
Place to be and place to see
and all I want is one damn piece
and all I want is you to be hot

Oh your so damn hot
What's wrong with getting what you want
Track Name: Night Life
Let's Watch It Burn
Yea We'll Break Parole
There's No U-Turn
Your Lips are a Black Hole

We'll go all out
Yea, we'll break the scene
They'll hear the sound
Of us screaming

Making a plan to be all that you want to be
Bring it all out and then taking it home with me
Leaving the fight to take flight is catastrophe
Don't you know you can't back out
Bring it back to me

Night Life
Swimming out to the high tide
Breaking out of the lime light
Drink it up because
I just can't help but get it right
Night Life
Going down on a landslide
Going out on a joy ride
Drink it up because I
I just can't help but get it right

Let's burn it down
Yea we'll make the scene
They'll hear the sound
of us singing

I'm running running running
out of time
Track Name: Fifth Grade

Before you give it all away
Wait another day
Wait until I can get outside
Wait until I get you off my mind

I am the rock in the bottom of your shoe
Feels like I’m in fifth grade when I’m with you
The walls are small, we start to fall,
the time has come
Cause you're a problem

Take what you want and let it go
Take what you need and take it slow
Take what you make, what you fake, what you break I’m overdone
Take All the beams out of the sun

When all you do is look for compliments
You and I, we just don’t complement
each other is never you and me
And no one else can see, see, see___ [Dropout]

That the more I talk, the less I speak to you
Feels like I’m doing things I shouldn’t do
Shake out the rock, get out on top, the time has come
Wait cause you’re a problem
Track Name: Just a Fling
One kiss lights the fuse on the dynamite
It was just too much fun for one night
Hit on you without a plan of action
Now I've set off a chain reaction
So my fate now hangs in the balance
Of your unknown bedroom talents
We'll get our kicks we'll get our kicks
Right before the real world hits

It's just a fling
It's just a fling
But to her it might mean everything
It's just a fifty thousand feet above the earth
it's just pile driving your blood face into the dirt

One kiss lights the fuse on the dynamite
It was just too much sex for one night
Hit on you without a plan of action
Now I've set off a chain reaction
First it's smoking drinking selling yelling screwing whoring
Now it's screaming fighting oh my god it's fuckin' boring
As your going through my garbage and your picking through my things
When you've got nothing to lose and you'd rather sink than swim
Track Name: Here She Comes (Yes, Right, Definitely)
Yes, Right, Definitely, Yes
And Move it Right and Move it Left

Here She Comes
Track Name: Eyes Get Wide
I waited and I waited
Until everything was faded
And I waited and I waited for you
The lights were getting dimmer
And my chances getting slimmer
I was feeling like a moth to a fuse
Now all my hearts are beating
From this fleeting and depleting light
that I can’t help but fly myself into
I’m blinded by the whiteness
And my chest is feeling tightness
As I waited and I waited for you

Bring it back
Take it back

As my eyes get wider
And the world gets small (HEY)
I think about how the moth
Don’t know nothing at all (HEY)
All it knows is what is bright
As its eyes get wide (HEY)
And there’s never a stop sign
Between the moth and the light

And now I’m up here singing
And my ears are fucking ringing
And my fingers are worn down to the bone
I’m telling all these people
How you left me at the steeple
As I waited for you to come home
But now I’m so well off, in fact
Before I have a heart attack
I wanna get this off of my chest
I think that life is better
If I never send your letter
So that maybe we can give this a rest

Take me away
Fly me away
There’s no place for me in the light

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