[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.”- Jonathan Perry
Spanish For Hitchhiking has been part of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene since 2001. The band: Dennis Crommett (vocals and guitar), Dave Chalfant (guitar), Max Germer (bass), and Dave Hower (drums). Members emeritus: Brian Akey, Pete Weiss.
The band’s most recent record, Night Alerts, was released in 2015 on their own label, Secret Teeth. It’s the followup record to SFH’s 2004 debut The Starling (released on a friend’s label, Captive Ring).
In 2012, they recorded a cover of “El Clavo Y La Cruz” with Black Francis (Pixies), for A Tribute To 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 Black Francis solo shows in the Northeast.