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Philadelphia indie band Spelling Reform sounds like The New Pornographers fronted by John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats.

The band’s debut LP, the 11-song “No One’s Ever Changed,” was recorded and produced by Hop Along guitarist Joe Reinhart and is out November 18, 2016 on Black Rd Records.

Spelling Reform, whose live performances and 2015 EP “Diving Bell” have been praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer, WXPN and more, has released an exciting and urgent record in “No One’s Ever Changed,” sure to be a late contender for one of the best records to come out of Philadelphia’s dense indie scene this year.



Keyboards / Jim Gannon
Backing Vocals, Bass / Tom Howley
Drums / Mark Rybaltowski
Lead Vocals, Guitar / Dan Wisniewski




For all PR inquiries, please contact Michelle King at michelle@noisyghostpr.com

For booking and other inquiries, please contact Dan at dan@spellingreformband.com


Press for No One's Ever Changed

  • [No One's Ever Changed is] a rollicking, life-affirming power pop mix that takes a cue from the likes of Wilco and Guided By Voices. - Consequence of Sound

  • “For Clair Patterson” is a quirky cut that equally balances acoustics and electrics à la The Pixies. Singer/songwriter Dan Wisniewski combines his love of science with songwriting on the Weakerthans-esque song - American Songwriter

  • [Spelling Reform's] sound as a whole is Neil Young- and Wilco-inspired, but with a little genre-blending twinge to it all. “Expiration Date” starts with a danceable bass, the crash of cymbals, and then the warm, Weezer-meets-Weird Al vocals of Wisniewski. - Impose Magazine

Press for Diving Bell

  • Diving Bell is bound to be one of the best alternative records to hail from Philadelphia and PA this year. - Third Outing

  • As far as indie rock projects in Philadelphia go, it truly doesn't get better than this. - Radio Static

  • Spelling Reform draw from all your fave ‘90s bands (think Pavement, GBV, Wilco), combining front man Dan Wisniewski’s unique vocals and lyrics with playful, guitar jangle. We have a great feeling about this band and are psyched to watch them bloom. - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Philly rock four-piece Spelling Reform have a classic indie rock sound in the vein of The Weakerthans, The Apples In Stereo, Pixies and Pavement… - WXPN's The Key