Artist of the Day: Spoon

posted by Matt Jarrells on 04/04/2017

April 4, 2017

Austin, Texas band Spoon has returned to Matador Records after a 20 year absence to release the hotly anticipated album Hot Thoughts. The band confidently brings in synths, sequencers, vocal modulation, and slowly waves goodbye to traditional pop song structure as they float into space. The band describe it as “pop as high art, delivered with total confidence and focus.” The album was recorded with Dave Fridmann who worked on their previous record They Want My Soul as well as with artists such as The Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, Weezer, and MGMT.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, lead singer and songwriter Britt Daniel says that the new album is the future of Spoon. They challenged themselves to write songs with as little guitar as possible and tried to employ songwriting tricks from listening to 160 CD-R’s of bootlegged live Prince performances. Possibly a source of inspiration for the album, Daniel mentions jamming with Diplo and Skrillex during the making of the album, a recording we hope somehow sees the light of day.

Spoon performs at The Fillmore in Detroit on August 1st.

Artist Website


Rolling Stone Interview


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