In 1997, the plucky young Austin indie band Spoon, fresh off the release of its EP Soft Effects, took a trip to Houston to play on the lawn at Rice University. The same day, they recorded a session at campus radio station KTRU, a six-song set heavy on material from Soft Effects and their 1996 debut Telephono. Now that Spoon are bona fide rock stars seven albums deep into an acclaimed career, some of the station’s staffers have dug up that session and posted it online as a free download in exchange for your email address. Listen or download below.
Spoon’s eighth album is expected later this year. In other news, 1997 was 17 years ago.