We’ve talked a bit about Spoon’s anticipated seventh album Transference, the band’s followup to 2007′s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga: You’ve seen the 11-song tracklist, heard some of its sounds via earlier live and later studio takes, and may have watched a teaser. Puzzles have multiple pieces… This morning we’re officially giving you (and everyone else) the first look at the plush Transference album art. There’s a lot going on in it, even though there’s not a lot going on in it. It’s in the eyes. The posture. The cropped woman to the right. Etc. But mostly it’s in the eyes.

UPDATE: Yes, the photo was taken by William Eggleston … in Sumner, Mississippi in 1970.

Transference is out 1/19 in North America via Merge and 1/18 in Europe via Anti-.

Single “Written In Reverse” is out digitally tomorrow.

Comments (21)
  1. zipzapzopzoup  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    Didn’t the release date get bumped up one week?

  2. wes anderson. i like this.

  3. genevieve  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    i am so excited for this

  4. suptic   |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    <3 Rob Pope <3

  5. pat  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    agreed. it does look like a wes anderson image. two creators of cool from Austin….Texas, and everyone thinks there both European.

    Is that a picture of rob pope?

  6. Leo  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    Transference of the Mother. Just wait, kid, you’ve got years of analysis ahead.

  7. OldManRock  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    I believe that is a William Eggeslston photo. Not cloyingly cute enough to be Wes Anderson. Although I did love Fantastic Mr. Fox – the cuteness works well in that case.

  8. MF McNutt  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    I would have preferred one of those oh-so-funny Mapplethorpe photos, but this will do ?

  9. God damn, people. Sound more like hipsters, please.

  10. marcus  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    I like the lamp!

  11. boo  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0


  12. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz  |   Posted on Nov 30th, 2009 0

    it doesn’t show the woman’s head because Sylar just finished ripping it open…

  13. Has anyone spotted the huge bong in this picture? ?

  14. Britt Daniel is so sexy in that half-dead kind of way.

  15. I love this cover. I don’t know what, specifically, I love, but the way the whole thing comes together is great. I guess it is all in the eyes….

  16. Marcelo Andreguetti  |   Posted on Dec 1st, 2009 0

    Spoon has such a good taste on cover arts.

  17. gary busey  |   Posted on Dec 1st, 2009 0

    are you kidding me? I was just voted the unsexiest man and you think BD is sexy? He looks like my mini-me…

  18. getting’ jiggu did you

  19. getting’ jiggu did you

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