Monday, November 30, 2009

[news] Spoon - Transference Cover Art

Transference gets a face

Over at Stereogum, the new album cover of Spoon's seventh studio LP Transference was just unveiled. I remember reading an interview a while back with Britt Daniel (via Pitchfork) where he said that picking the album cover art was a very important selection process. In order to choose an image, Daniel said this:
[Almost] always it's just been looking through photos, or art books, or images online. I always say I want a striking image. The only time we didn't do that is when we hired Sean McCabe to do the cover for Gimme Fiction. He took that photo himself, and I love that cover. I think it's probably our best cover.
Keeping with the theme, Spoon has picked William Eggleson's Sumner, Mississippi, c. 1970 for their newest cover.

"Written in Reverse," the first single off Transference, drops tomorrow digitally. See the Beatles-esque cover art below.

UPDATE: You can now listen to the studio version of "Written In Reverse" (here) on NPR's All Songs Considered. According to the host Robin Hilton, he got an early copy of Transference and he's been "listening to it pretty nonstop." He also thinks "it might be the band's best [album] yet."