Sinnet -- Gentle Humor

“Houdini Hands” by Sinnet

I took off the last two weeks for a long-overdue vacation. To make up for it, there will be two featured songs each day this week.

But enough about me and more about the band behind today’s bonus Song of the Day, Boston-based quartet Sinnet, purveyors of “spooky-pants” indie-pop with hints of soul, fuzz and atmosphere. The band’s latest record — Gentle Humor, released last year — was inspired by artists like Booker T & The MG’s, Spoon, Paul Simon and Elliott Smith.

The album features the songwriting of Aaron Spransy, guitarist of The Fatal Flaw. The title Gentle Humor comes from his wife Emily. He explained in a press statement:

“It’s the name of her fictitious band. We thought it was a nice nod to the subtle humor/sarcasm of many of the songs. It’s also a little reminder to not be so damn serious.”

“Houdini Hands” is our bonus Song of the Day.