Wednesday, November 4, 2009

[news] Spoon - New Shows and Transference Info

It's official!

Head over to Spoon's website and check out the new video promo for the band's seventh album Transference. From the sounds of it, the song Britt's playing is "Written in Reverse". Three more shows were announced as well, and hopefully this is the start of a bigger tour. The album drops January 26, so expect shows to follow the release.

And according to Britt, this is the first album that was written, recorded, and mixed without a producer present - nothing but 100% "pure Spoon". I like the sound of that... here's the rest:
It's November 2, 2009. On this day many years ago my Dad got remarried and I fainted at the wedding. And now here it is a generation later, I've never been asked to be in another wedding party again, and I'm writing to tell you how me and Jim and Eric and Rob have just finished an album and that we're calling it Transference. This is the first record that we've made without a producer or heavy of any kind and I don't know for sure because I'll never hear this record in the same way that someone who didn't make it will, but I think you can tell it. I can. When I listen to it I think, hey, that's how I woulda done it! Which is really what you wanna hear from a band, isn't it? This one is pure Spoon. For better or worse and all of it. Happy anniversary Dad and Patty!

Love you,
Spoon tour dates:

DEC 03 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas
(with The Bravery, Metric, and Hockey)

DEC 04 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
(with Phoenix, Passion Pit)

DEC 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
(with Jay Reatard)

MP3: Spoon - "Written in Reverse (live)"
(live @ P-Fork Fest '08)