Wednesday, August 31, 2011

[mp3] Spoon - "Utilitarian" (demo) August Bonus Track

Spoon rolls out another bonus track

Fans of Spoon have been spoiled over the last few years by the generosity of Britt Daniel and company with their sharing of free, unreleased tracks. You're probably well-aware by now that nearly every month, the band's website has released a "bonus track" - usually a demo or live version of an existing Spoon song. After February of this year, though, there's been nothing but radio silence. That is, until late this August, a collection of cassettes (yeah, they still exist) was found while Britt was moving. According to the band, these tapes contain over a dozen old demos that had been thought to be lost and forgotten. Luckily for us, Spoon will be releasing these tracks over the next months. Go over there and check out the August bonus track, "Utilitarian", which wound up on Spoon's A Series of Sneaks.

Since I always seem to get a lot of requests from readers about the order of these bonus track releases, I've included the full list below, dating all the way back to February of 2008. Enjoy!

And while we're on the subject of Spoon, the band will be making an appearance at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest - I'll bet it's a fun show. The festival runs November 4-6, and the lineup includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Girls, Ted Leo, Passion Pit, Lykke Li, and many more. Get tickets here.

NOTE :: I'll get more links up for the previous tracks soon so you can have access to all of Spoon's bonus tracks.

Complete List of Spoon Bonus Tracks (2008-2011)

"Paper Tiger (live Sydney '05)" February
"Eddie's Ragga (demo)" March
"Cherry Bomb (country version)" April #1
"I Turn My Camera On (first version)" April #2
"Don't Let It Get You Down (demo)" May
"Was It You (demo)" June
"Merchants of Soul (demo)" July
"You Gotta Feel It (rehearsal)" August
"My Mathematical Mind (demo)" September
"In The Right Place The Right Time (demo)" October
"Ghost (Ga ga ga ga ga ga ga demo)" November
"The Beast and Dragon (live Sydney '05)" December

"Black Like Me" (demo) February
"30 Gallon Tank (Sydney, 2005)" April
"Japanese Cigarette Case (Demo)" June
"You Got Yr Cherry Bomb (from scratch demo)" July
"Vittorio E (Live Sydney '05)" August
"Rhythm & Soul (demo)" September
"Ghost (AcaPella)" October
"Everything Hits At Once (live @ Sydney '05)" November
"Japanese Cigarette Case (delay song demo)" December

"Something To Look Forward To (early demo)" July
"Goodnight Laura (demo)" September
"Nobody Gets Me But You (demo)" October
"Out Go The Lights (demo)" November
"Mystery Zone (demo)" December