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Video: Spoon – “Do I Have to Talk You Into It”

posted by Oscar October 23, 2017

Spoon’s new music video is out, and it’s for their song “Do I Have To Talk You Into It.” Brook Linder took over the directorial reins for the visual, in which we see lead singer Britt Daniel get photoshopped in a variety of ways. Visually, this is so good you can almost get lost just staring at these graphic design skills that you almost have to re-focus your attention to the music.

See Daniel’s image get transformed, from fixing imperfections to getting his skin peeled back to the bone to becoming coyote, above.

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Video: Spoon Perform “Can I Sit Next To You” on ‘Colbert’

posted by Oscar July 28, 2017

Spoon hit up the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night as the musical guests, and during their appearance they performed their Hot Thoughts track “Can I Sit Next To You.”

If you are/going to be in Chicago this coming week, make sure to check out Spoon play Lollapalooza on Thursday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 2nd for their aftershow at the Metro along with CRX.

Check out the live performance above.

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Lollapalooza 2017 Aftershows Announced, feat. Spoon, 6LACK, Whitney, Kaytranada

posted by Oscar May 30, 2017

The anticipation for Lollapalooza 2017 just grew a little more today thanks to the music festival announcing the official aftershows! This year will see over 55 performances, with more than 110 artists playing shows between Tuesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 6th at 16 venues throughout Chicago.

If you’ve got your tickets for Lolla then this is the best way to keep the party going… But if you couldn’t cop a full fest or even a day pass, then this is the move to see some of the dopest talent around.

Some of our favorite after parties include Spoon with CRX at the Metro, Kaytranada with Kweku Collins & Lou Phelps at Concord, Ryan Adams with The Districts at The Vic, Whitney with Kevin Devine at Thalia Hall, Highly Suspect & The Frights at Sub-T, Mac DeMarco at Concord, Royal Blood with White Reaper at Lincoln Hall, Lemon Twigs at Schubas, 6LACK and Michael Christmas at Reggie’s, and the homie Zane Lowe’s showcase at Concord featuring Towkio, Aminé, and Jidenna.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2nd at 10am CT, to get your tix go to Do312.

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Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup Announced, feat. Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers

posted by Oscar May 4, 2017

The 2017 Austin City Limits Festival lineup has been revealed today and it’s headlined by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, and The Killers.

ACL Fest will once again take place over two weekends; October 6-8 and October 13-15; at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.

Some of the other dope names on this list of performers includes Ice Cube, Ryan Adams, Solange, Run The Jewels, Foster The People, Spoon, A$AP Ferg, D.R.A.M., Skepta, Louis The Child, SuperDuperKyle [weekend one only], Royal Blood [weekend one only], Angel Olsen, Danny Brown, Eagles Of Death Metal [weekend two only], The Growlers, Whitney, The Lemon Twigs, and Jamila Woods.

Tickets are on sale now: http://bit.ly/2pZ7NUc

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Video: Spoon Perform “Hot Thoughts” On ‘Ellen’

posted by Oscar April 18, 2017

Austin band Spoon are out supporting their latest album Hot Thoughts so today they appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The group played the title track from the project, bringing to the small screen their infectious jam.

We absolutely dug “Hot Thoughts” live during SXSW, and seeing them perform on Ellen still very much holds a lot of that original charm. Check out the performance above.

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POD Photos: SXSW 2017 – Day 2 feat. Spoon, Aminé, Jain

posted by Oscar March 21, 2017

Day 2 of SXSW was a hell of a busy one, filled with interviews during the day (stay tuned) and some dope shows at night. While the sun was still out and shining, we headed over to YouTube’s showcase where we caught impressive sets from JAIN and Aminé. Afterwards, we headed over to The Main at 6th St to take in one of Spoon’s hometown residencies this week for the festival, which included a performance from surprise special guests !!!.

Spoon for their part were spectacular at the venue at they temporarily renamed (nicknamed) Eno’s, playing a set that boasted songs from throughout their career, including the lead single/title track for their new album, “Hot Thoughts.” This band is something special, and getting the chance to see them in an intimate venue like this, is what makes SXSW a can’t-miss event.

Check our Day 2 pics below.  Continue Reading

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Video: See Spoon Perform “I Ain’t the One” on ‘Corden’

posted by Oscar March 10, 2017

Spoon are getting ready to host a 3-night residency at their hometown festival SXSW, and to prep for that they played The Late Late Show With James Corden.

The band hit the stage to play “I Ain’t the One” from new album, Hot Thoughts, due out March 17 via Matador. Check out that performance above.

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Spoon Release New Single “Can I Sit Next To You,” Announce More Tour Dates

posted by Oscar February 22, 2017

Spoon have shared a “new” track titled “Can I Sit Next To You.” The tracks qualifies to be written in quotes because the Austin band actually have been allowing fans to hear it for the last few months via a subliminal placement campaign that saw the unidentified song get airtime at various clubs and venues, as boarding music on American Airlines flights, even by the house bands of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The second single has been unveiled accompanied by a new music video for it, directed by Marcel Dzama. Check out the new visuals along with some new tour dates below. Continue Reading

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Spoon Unleash New Song “Hot Thoughts”; Announce Three-Night SXSW Residency at “Eno’s”

posted by Oscar January 17, 2017

Spoon have finally released some new material, unveiling today “Hot Thoughts” along with announcing their new album with the same title. Their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, will be released on March 17 on Matador Records.

Speculation of a new Spoon record came about when the band sneak previewed Hot Thoughts material in a surprise hometown warm-up recently, and now we have confirmation that the new album is coming soon. The title track is glossy, with a colorful flair thanks to the layers of instruments intersecting and complementing each other.

To coincide with the release of their new album, Spoon will be participating in this year’s edition of SXSW in their hometown of Austin, TX. The band have announced a three-night release week SXSW residency from March 14-16 at The Main.

See below for Hot Thoughts track listing and details on the SXSW residency; you can also find the cover art for the new album after those details. Continue Reading

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Panorama Festival 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest

posted by Oscar January 9, 2017

The 2017 lineup for Goldenvoice’s Panomara Festival has been announced, with headliners including Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails, and A Tribe Called Quest. The fest will take place in Randall’s Island Park on July 28-30.

The New York City music festival will also see performances by Alt-J, MGMT, Future islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, and Vince Staples. Chicago’s Towkio and Jamila Woods also made this year’s roster. See the lineup in full on the poster above or on the Panorama website.

Goldenvoice is the company that is also behind Coachella, which this year will have Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar as headliners.

Tickets to Panorama go on sale starting at 10:00 AM EST on 1/13/2017. Purchase here.

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Britt Daniel – “Never Let Me Down” (David Bowie Cover)

posted by Oscar January 12, 2016

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The world was rocked with the news of the death of David Bowie, one of the most innovative, creative, eclectic and enigmatic artists we’ve ever seen. Tributes have been pouring in from fans and fellow artists alike, so it’s natural that some of these would express their love for the Starman via a tribute cover. Spoon’s Britt Daniel got in on the mix by releasing a cover of Bowie’s “Never Let Me Down.”

The band’s lead singer had written about Bowie’s passing the day before releasing his cover:

I went to bed early last night. Woke up at 3 and glanced at my phone. It’s 515 now and I’m realizing there’ll be no more sleep tonight. I was just saying last week isn’t it amazing how Bowie is still with us and we get another album from him? No other artist has meant as much to me personally or inspired my own songs as much. What a spirit. What an inspiration. What a shining example of the beauty that humanity can create. Bless him. -BD

Hear the emotive cover below. Continue Reading