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Spoon Release New Album, ‘Hot Thoughts’, Tour Dates Announced

On Friday (March 17, 2017), indie band Spoon released their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, via Matador Records.  The album marks a return to the record label, after releasing their 1996 debut, Telephono, through Matador (later re-released as a two-disc set along with the Soft Effects EP in 2006 via Merge Records). The album also marks the first time since 2002’s Kill the Moonlight to not feature multi-instrumentalist Eric Harvey, who left the band following their 2014 tour.

Hot Thoughts is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon’s career. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say Hot Thoughts doesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms but there’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genresmasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.”

Hot Thoughts was co-produced by Dave Fridman (Phantom Planet, Weezer, MGMT).  Available at iTunes & Amazon.

With a heady blend of precision punk and serpentine classic rock (the band has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Pixies and Sonic Youth to Elvis Costello and Tom Petty), enigmatic, Texas-based indie pop outfit Spoon went from underground press darlings to one of the genre’s premiere commercially and critically acclaimed alternative rock acts. Formed in Austin by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, Spoon released its debut EP, Nefarious, on the small Texas imprint Fluffer Records in 1994, eventually re-recording three of the songs for its 1996 full-length debut, Telephono, for Matador.

Spoon 2017 Tour Dates

May
06 – Asheville, N.C. *

July
18 – Charlotte, N.C. ^
19 – Charlottesville, Va. ^
21 – Boston, Mass.
22 – Portland, Maine ^
23 – Montreal, Quebec ^
25 – Toronto, Ontario #
26 – Pittsburgh, Pa. ^

August
01 – Detroit, Mich. #
19 – New Orleans, La.
20 – Jacksonville, Fla.
22 – Savannah, Ga.
23 – Columbia, S.C.
28 – Spokane, Wash.
30 – Edmonton, Alberta
31 – Calgary, Alberta

September
02 – Vancouver, British Columbia
05 – Boise, Idaho
06 – Salt Lake City, Utah
08 – Omaha, Neb.
10 – Kansas City, Mo.
13 – Milwaukee, Wis.
14 – Madison, Wis.
15 – Saint Paul, Minn.

(* = With Tennis)
(^ = With The New Pornographers)
(# = With Cherry Glazerr)

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