“[SFH] make indie rock the way the kids used to, pre-white-belt emo and Hello Kitty cute, with abraded minor-chord guitar accents underscoring singer/guitarist Dennis Crommett’s unpretty, rumpled-guy laments.” – Boston Phoenix


Spanish For Hitchhiking has spent more than 15 years playing countless shows as part of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene. The band: Dennis Crommett (vocals and guitar), Max Germer (bass), and Dave Hower (drums). Guitarists emeritus are Brian Akey, Dave Chalfant, and Pete Weiss.

In 2018, guitarist Dave Chalfant and drummer/trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Anders Griffen have been joining SFH in practice, creating new sounds. More on that as it builds.

The band’s latest album, Night Alerts, was released in 2015 on their own label, Secret Teeth. It’s the followup record to SFH’s 2004 debut The Starling (Captive Ring).

In 2012, they recorded a cover of “El Clavo Y La Cruz” with Black Francis (Pixies), for A TributeTo Repo Man on American Laundromat Records. Black Francis also joined SFH at a show for two songs (watch video here), and Dennis opened a few BF shows in the Northeast.