Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spoon News

Spoon announces tour and side-project info

If you're on the Spoon mailing list, you would have received this info today about the band's up-to-date affairs in the recent months, and also their future plans.

First, tour info:
3/06 Portland @ Crystal Ballroom (sold out)
4/21 Austin @ Red Scoot Inn w/ Black Nasty TIX
4/22 Houston @ Warehouse w/ Black Nasty TIX
4/24 New Orleans @ Jazz Fest TIX
4/25 Washington DC @ George Washington Univ
4/26 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon Clubland TIX

Did Ye Know?
  1. The band is working on new songs.
  2. Britt covered the Crooked Fingers song "Run, Lieutenant, Run" for a digital-only Crooked Fingers EP entitled Your Control, which will be available on iTunes March 3.
  3. Jim produced the excellent debut LP by Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, which came out on January 27 on Lost Highway.
  4. Rob is doing some shows with the Get Up Kids throughout this year and he will also be looking after Jeff Byrd from time to time.
  5. Eric has been spending time in Texas and New York working on a solo project.
  6. Britt spent the past three months producing the new album by Brooklyn's White Rabbits, which he tells me "was like summer camp, only in the dead of winter, in Brooklyn, with a bunch of chain-smokers." The record was mixed in January with longtime Spoon collaborator Mike McCarthy and it comes out on tbd Records on May 19.

Dark Was The Night Comp.
Spoon contributed a song entitled "Well-Alright" to a new Red Hot compilation called Dark Was The Night, which was just released worldwide on 4AD. This album is composed of 31 exclusive tracks by different bands and is available as a double cd or a triple vinyl (or a download.) It benefits the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS. For more information and to see the full track listing, go here.

MP3: Spoon - "Everything's Gonna Be Well Alright" (Well-Alright)
(from Kill the Moonlight demos/Devil's Dishes Compilation)

Now ye know, too.


Anonymous said...

I like the guitar on this. It has a nice stripped down sound to it. I wish they would come to Indy.