Spoon

noah | June 26, 2009 11:30 am
noah | June 26, 2009 11:30 am

gotHey, look, a surprising piece of news that’s good: Spoon is coming out with an EP called Got Nuffin’ on Tuesday, and you can preview one of its tracks at Amazon. UPDATE: It would seem that the Amazon page has been taken down, perhaps because there’s a surprise that people don’t want to ruin. [MBV] More »


Spoon Have A Multi-Day Music Festival In Austin To Call Their Own

noah | April 24, 2009 12:00 pm
noah | April 24, 2009 12:00 pm

spoonglassesIn today’s lunchtime headline roundup: Spoon makes it all about them, John Legend is looking green, and even when it’s down, the music industry is still desperate enough to sign celebrities to recording contracts! More »


noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am
noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am

Tickets for Merge XX—the scrappy… More »



noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am
noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am

Tickets for Merge XX—the scrappy… More »


noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am
noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am

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noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am
noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am

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Merge XX Tickets on Sale Wednesday

noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am
noah | April 3, 2009 2:45 am

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Britt Daniel Goes Out On A Wire

noah | January 27, 2009 12:45 pm
noah | January 27, 2009 12:45 pm


Last night, former Idolator editor Brian Raftery threw a book party for his brand-new tome Don’t Stop Believin’: How Karaoke Conquered The World And Saved My Life. As you might expect, karaoke was part of the festivities, courtesy The Original Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke Band (which features Rob “YC” Kemp on bass). The night ended with a big sing-along of “We Are The Champions,” but earlier in the evening, Spoon’s Britt Daniel joined the band on a version of Wire’s “12XU”; it’s above.

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Colin Meloy of the Decemberists Plans An EP Of Sam Cooke Covers

Jess Harvell | February 6, 2008 10:45 am
Jess Harvell | February 6, 2008 10:45 am

This cover of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me” by Spoon’s Britt Daniel, originally released on a Portland-centric compilation, is almost a year old at this point, but Mr. Matos returned it it to my attention in light of the alarming news that adenoidal thespian Colin Meloy of the Decemberists… More »



No. 38: Britt Daniel Beats The Odds

noah | December 5, 2007 12:00 pm
noah | December 5, 2007 12:00 pm

spoonglasses.jpgToo bad the person who makes a surprise appearance at the end of the video for No. 38 didn’t enjoy a similar fate.

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Spoon Sets Off A Bomb In Studio 8H

noah | October 8, 2007 11:15 am
noah | October 8, 2007 11:15 am

Spoon’s first song on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, “The Underdog,” was torpedoed a bit by the Chronic Problem Bands Have On TV–namely, that the sound engineers couldn’t figure out how to mix the horn-augmented band so that it sounded good to the viewers at home, and not just the people in… More »


noah | July 16, 2007 12:56 pm
noah | July 16, 2007 12:56 pm

Cindy Adams is clearly irritated with her intern’s indie-rock-chattiness: “I am full of – now, watch your mouths – information about heavy-duty music makers. Spoon, the indie band out of Austin, Texas? Well, they got a lead singer. Whatever his name is he was at a free South Street Seaport concert . More »



Big Day for New Record Releases

pcox | July 10, 2007 8:45 am
pcox | July 10, 2007 8:45 am

Good morning, Idolator faithful. I’m Paul, but you may know me as brasstax. I’m not a “journalist” or a “critic,” so go ahead and engage your disappointment (or elation) sensors right now. I’ll be here all day. More importantly, though, it’s finally July 10–a huuuge new record release day! More »


pcox | July 10, 2007 8:45 am
pcox | July 10, 2007 8:45 am

Good morning, Idolator faithful. I’m Paul, but you may know me as brasstax. I’m not a “journalist” or a “critic,” so go ahead and engage your disappointment (or elation) sensors right now. I’ll be here all day. More importantly, though, it’s finally July 10–a huuuge new record release day! More »


List of 20 Best Spoon Songs

mariasci | July 6, 2007 3:00 am
mariasci | July 6, 2007 3:00 am

17 Dots counts down the 20 best Spoon songs in anticipation of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. If there was a list of good records with bad album titles, I bet this one would be near the top. Seriously, have you actually said this title out loud? Seriously. More »



mariasci | July 6, 2007 3:00 am
mariasci | July 6, 2007 3:00 am

17 Dots counts down the 20 best Spoon songs in anticipation of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. If there was a list of good records with bad album titles, I bet this one would be near the top. Seriously, have you actually said this title out loud? Seriously. More »


Indie Labels Try To Challenge Early Leakers

Brian Raftery | June 20, 2007 11:51 am
Brian Raftery | June 20, 2007 11:51 am

31484.newpornoscover.jpgToday’s Chicago Tribune takes a look at the efforts being taken by indie labels to maintain sales in this time of early leaks and .zip-happy fans. As an incentive to fans who aren’t really into the whole “paying for music” deal, two of this summer’s (relatively) biggest releases–the New Pornographers’ Challengers and Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga–are being gussied up with extensive add-on tracks and/or packaging, and the New Pornos’ approach is particularly ambitious: Matador is offering an “executive edition” box set that comes with 4,124 additional songs (approximately), and the label has set some high SoundScan expectations for the record:

..,The promotion for the “Challengers” album is the most aggressive the label has offered to date. Matador hopes to sell 250,000 copies of the album, which [Patrick Amory, Matador’s general manager] called a “very good” figure for an indie label. The group’s 2005 release, “Twin Cinema,” sold 160,000 copies.

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Stuck On Repeat: Spoon Drops A Bomb

Brian Raftery | June 8, 2007 10:10 am
Brian Raftery | June 8, 2007 10:10 am

Spoon’s forthcoming Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (not be be confused with this) has been on the internet for so long, you’ve probably already grown tired of yaying or naying it, and have already moved on to the next Spoon album. More »



Stuck On Repeat: The New Spoon Song Will Linger With You For A Long Time

Brian Raftery | May 14, 2007 12:18 pm
Brian Raftery | May 14, 2007 12:18 pm

“The Ghost Of You Lingers” is the first track to emerge from Spoon’s forthcoming Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, and it’s a tightly wound number featuring little more than a relentless piano progression and Britt Daniel’s echoing vocal lines. More »


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