Imp Years

The Spinanes

MP3 (320kbps) ? $3.96 BUY + Wish List
FLAC ? $4.95 BUY + Wish List
CD $8.98 BUY + Wish List

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MRG160 | Release Date 2000

The Spinanes (Rebecca Gates and Scott Plouf) blossomed out of the fertile early 90's indie scene that was the American Northwest, bringing the wistful pop of Olympia's K Records south to Portland. Still, even their first recordings reveal that the Spinanes were clearly a unique item, from their line-up (guitar / drums duo) to their complex, lyrical songs that went far beyond the popular naivete of the time. In fact, it was their first two singles that many fell in love with and that remain some of their most powerful work, including "Hawaiian Baby," a song so universally hailed that Gates herself has referred to it as "The Song." Imp Years combines these two 7"'s with one compilation track and a previously unreleased song. Beautiful music, and an important document.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Suffice 03:49 $0.99 Buy
Play Halloween Candy 03:33 $0.99 Buy
Play Rummy 04:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Hawaiian Baby 05:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Messy Shitty 03:31 $0.99 Buy
Play Handful Of Hearts 04:07 $0.99 Buy

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What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.