The Wind-Ups

The Wind-Ups are back, and still pushing ¼” tape into the red with their brand of stripped-down earworm punk and power pop out of Northern CA. Their latest release (and first for Blue Arrow) is “Jonathan Says,” a 7" tribute to Jonathan Richman, and the first single off their forthcoming second LP.

Having worked as a Swiss Army sideman for Jonathan since 2016, frontman Jake Sprecher offers “Jonathan Says” as a sincere portrait of the special aura that surrounds JR, run through the saturated analog grit and rhythmic fuzzed out power pop drone that The Wind-Ups are so fond of. The track also features Nicole Montalbano (Jonathan's partner of the last 30 years) on tamboura. 

On side B, “Medusa’s Spell” is a blast of melodious garage punk in tune with The Wind-Ups usual breakneck pace. And on Blue Arrow's Bandcamp, you'll find two additional tracks rounding out the 7" as an EP, including "Little Boy Blue," which features Jonathan on lead electric guitar. 


The Wind-Ups to release “Jonathan Says” EP, video, in tribute to and featuring Jonathan Richman, on Blue Arrow Records and will play 2 shows in Cleveland, see tour dates below.

2023 Tour Dates

August 4th, 6:30pm @ Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH (during Walk All Over Waterloo)

August 6th @ The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH