About Spoon (12/2/2013)
Four guys decide to start a band named after an eating utensil. No, this is not the beginning of a joke (although, it sort of is). Spoon, who titled a 2007 album "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga," is celebrating two decades of making music.
The twenty-year tenure is no accident. Band leader Britt Daniel has lived and breathed music since he was a record-obsessed team, and once started a band that featured his high school history teacher on drums. Daniel carried that passion to the University of Texas, where Spoon officially came together, actually taking its name from a song by krautrock legends Can.
Spoon's breakthrough came when it was inked by Matador Records in 1996, but the band pretty much spun its wheels until their third album, 2001's "Girls Can Tell," started them on a path to success. 2002's "Kill The Moonlight," continued the trend, and 2005's "Gimme Fiction" pulled in even better sales. Suddenly, this little known band so used to flying under the radar had evolved into critical darlings with an ever-growing fan base.
So what do when you've really hit the big time? Spoon celebrated by staging its own mini-festival in Austin called SPOONX3. And their unlikely journey to success keeps rolling along. A flurry of recent activity on the band's Instagram account reveals they're nearing completion of their next album, the follow-up to 2010's "Transferece."
Recording for this eighth studio album began in early spring, and nine new song titles have since been announced. They are: "The Rent I Pay," "Naff Bag," "Millionaires," "Let Me Be Mine," "Modern Girls," "I Ain't The One," "Fresh From Your Pages," "Give Me It" and "They Want My Soul."
Moon Block Party Reveals 2014 Lineup
Moon Block Party, set to take place this year on October 18 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, has just released their 2014 lineup. Headlining this year’s show? Spoon and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with The Black Angels, Black Lips, Band of Skulls, METZ, Tinariwen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Deap Valle, Cosmonauts, Morgan Delt, Christian Bland…Read more
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