Spafford release new EP "Gaff Tapes"

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Spafford have announced that they are releasing a new 5- song EP titled Gaff Tapes. Gaff Tapes is a collection of songs ranging in musical styles and characteristics that are unique and true to the band that Spafford is. The band will kick off their “Fall into Place” tour on Oct 3 in Louisville. As things are, indeed falling into place for Spafford.

“The entirety of the project is a journey through life as seen through the eyes of people who have lived very different lives yet found a common thread through music. This project was a true group effort and it brought us so much joy being able to go back to our roots and record and produce these on our own, in our own studio and homes. We poured our souls into creating something we’re all proud of - something that we hope speaks to the people who will listen to it.” 

- Spafford

Gaff Tapes is a mix of the many sounds, influences, and styles that Spafford has become known for - it’s about as organic and as “Spafford” as it gets.

Gaff Tapes Track Listing

Be Strange



Smooth, Relax, Down

Pretty Mama

Spafford is known for their astonishing improvisational ability, which they’ll use to play live off the cuff extended jams. Each song is a blank canvas, and Spafford paints a picture in real time each night with a musical palette known only to each other. It’s a private language comprised of their talent as musicians, and of their formidable catalog of influences - ranging from Steely Dan, electronic acts like The Crystal Method, to 90’s alt rock radio hits. The group is in high demand at music festivals like Bonnaroo and Firefly and consistently play sold out shows across the United States.

Every show is a sonic pilgrimage – the journey of a team of musicians so in tune with each other that a single note communicates intent and purpose.

All up to date news and tour info at

Spafford Fall Into Place Tour 

10/3 Louisville, KY

10/4-5 Nashville, TN 

10/8 Pittsburgh, PA

10/10-11 Baltimore, MD

10/12 Ithaca, NY

10/15 Bloomington, IN 

10/16 Ann Arbor, MI

10/17 Grand Rapids, MI

10/18 Chicago, IL 

10/19 Madison, WI

10/22 St. Louis, MO 

10/23 Omaha, NE

10/25-26 Denver, CO

10/29 Santa Fe, NM

10/31 Phoenix, AZ

11/1 Tucson, AZ

11/2 Flagstaff, AZ


New Year’s Run

12/27-28 West Hollywood, CA

12/30-31 San Francisco, CA