“[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.
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.