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Buffalo, NY’s The Tins are a three piece that craft “tight, masterfully layered jams that build and fold into honest, captivating tracks.”(The Recommender) Keyboard player and vocalist Mike Santillo, drummer Dave Muntner, and guitarist and vocalist Adam Putzer met in an underground practice space at Binghamton University in New York.

Post-graduation found the trio tight on funds, and it was decided the best option was to relocate to a small loft above Mike Santillo Senior’s trucking company. Unfortunately, no one had set foot in the space for over a decade, and the band found themselves the proud residents of an unlivable hellhole, replete with dead birds and dead mice, moldy walls, rusty pipes, and an all-encompassing inch thick layer of dust. Determined to see their plan through, the band put music on hold and spent months gutting out and fully renovating the loft, living in the Santillo’s living room for the duration.

Going through such an arduous experience cemented the bond between the friends, and it should be noted that while they each hold a unique role in the band, The Tins are a true democracy; each member is a songwriter in his own right, and every Tins track is a fully collaborative creation. And their hard work paid off - the band now resides in a custom rehearsal studio / loft where they spend their time writing music. The Tins rehearse as loud and as often as they like – provided that it’s after 5pm and the trucking company below is closed.


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  • ajablagargala

    lead guys sounds a bit like travis morrison

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Jose_Luix

    Please Be Kind

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • leo-gomes

    Great :)

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • PSHoey721

    congrats to the tins on getting their funding to make their album via kickstarter. Absolutely thrilled to be helping out. You can still donate for the next couple of days if you want, I'm sure they could use the money :)

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • x00eve00x

    Great band !

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mattkast

    Saw them last night they put on a siick show

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PSHoey721

    I updated the artist info as the other tins has about 7 scrobbles in the last 6 months. No reason to have both, obviously the Buffalo based Tins is the more popular one.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
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  • PSHoey721

    lol at wrong artist.

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
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  • dolmiogrin

    good work guys.

    26 Sep 2010 Reply

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