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Watch Brandon Flowers Cover Spoon In MoPop Rehearsal

Brandon Flowers just performed at Detroit’s MoPop festival tonight. Max Shafer of Michigan band Fifth And Main watched him rehearse for the set last night and recorded a video of Flowers covering Spoon’s “The Underdog,” a classic from their untouchable 2007 album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. It sounds good! Watch below. More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Spoon Are Selling They Want My Soul-Themed Playing Cards

Spoon are selling a “casino quality” deck of playing cards inspired by last year’s They Want My Soul. The cards were designed by Matthew Jacobson and Camila Medina and feature “two ‘R.I.P.‘ cards (instead of Jokers), one two-tone double-backed card, and one crazy 4 that includes all four suits (for use by magicians and hustlers),”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Saturday

Firefly’s third day began with a massive Paul McCartney hangover. Luckily, that quickly gave way to a new batch of talented artists on the festival’s seven stages (and smaller performances scattered throughout). Mallory Turner photographed some of them; see them in the gallery above, and check out more from Thursday and Friday here. More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2015 - 12:29 pm

The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Saturday

The threat of rain hung heavy over Firefly’s third day. Guys in tank tops whispered it to their girlfriends while waiting in line for tacos. Strangers chatted each other up about it while awaiting the next free porta-potty. And then, at around 9:45, festival officials took the main stage to announce that the night’s remaining… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / June 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Spoon Played A Spoon Cover Band’s Afterparty In Maine Last Night

Spoon played a large show at Portland, Maine’s State Theatre last night, and after their set, local band Jeff Beam’s Loudspeaker Wallpaper covered Spoon’s Girls Can Tell and Kill The Moonlight in their entirety at an afterparty in a small club down the block. Funnily enough, Spoon themselves showed up at the afterparty, and they… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 20, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Dear Spoon, Thanks For Playing “Metal Detektor” Last Night. Love, Kelly.

Spoon played two shows in Brooklyn this week, so we sent Stereogum Spoon correspondent and former Videogum editor Kelly Conaboy to report on her favorite band. More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / June 18, 2015 - 4:14 pm

5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Sunday

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Watch Spoon’s Absolutely Kickass Cramps Cover On Conan

Whoever had the idea to get Spoon to cover the Cramps’ oozing rockabilly classic “TV Set” for the new Poltergeist remake deserves some kind of medal — great song, great cover, thematically appropriate. Last night, noted rockabilly head Conan O’Brien had Spoon on his show to knock out their cover of the song. The member… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2015 - 7:29 am

Spoon – “Inside Out (DJ Quik Remix)” (Feat. Iamsu!, Kurupt, & Boogie)

Britt Daniel has said from the beginning that Spoon’s floaty, experimental piano-pop single “Inside Out” was inspired by Dr. Dre’s 2001. Now one of Dre’s fellow West Coast rap veterans, DJ Quik, has produced a new version of the much-remixed track that fully capitalizes on its hip-hop potential. It’s the latest offering from Yours Truly’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2015 - 11:46 am

Spoon – “TV Set” (The Cramps Cover)

The Cramps’ slithering, bloodthirsty, unhinged rockabilly is one of the great secret influences in rock music. Just about any band who knows how to ooze or throb picked up a few tricks from Lux Interior and Poison Ivy. Spoon definitely know how to ooze and throb, and it’s striking to hear just how easily they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2015 - 12:46 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, I’m enjoying anticipating Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” movie, set to debut as part of Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, more than I’ll probably enjoy watching the thing. This video is packed with so many famous people that you have to imagine most of them will only get a second or two of scree… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – “Paper Tiger” (Spoon Cover)

Spoon’s Kill The Moonlight classic “Paper Tiger” is a masterpiece of white noise and empty space, a glorious song-skeleton fleshed out with little more than a beating heart. Daniel’s new version of the song with Austin rockers Sweet Spirit trades minimal for maximal, somehow maintaining the same hair-raising tension from the original by filling i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 15, 2015 - 11:49 am

Spoon – “Inside Out” Video

Last month, They Want My Soul single “Inside Out” got a whole EP worth of remixes, and now Spoon has shared a video for the track. Britt Daniel plays the passive observer during a bunch of retro set pieces, as though he’s slipped out of time himself. There are banquet hall fights, old-school recording studios,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 13, 2015 - 8:56 am

Spoon Announce I/O EP 12″

Spoon took to their Tumblr to announce the physical version of their Inside Out remixes EP. The four-track release came out this week, 4/28, and features remixes by Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes (you can hear his version here), Dan Boeckner (Operators/Divine Fits/Wolf Parade), Brian Retizell (whom they dubbed a “crazed” film composer), and Tycho. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 10:29 am

Spoon – “Inside Out (Fabrizio Moretti Remix)”

Spoon are releasing an entire EP of remixes of They Want My Soul highlight “Inside Out” next week. Today they’ve shared Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti’s take, which trades the original track’s floaty piano boom-bap for grainy, haunted disco-funk. Other remixers include Operators (featuring Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel’s Divine Fits bandmates Dan Boeckner and Sam… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 22, 2015 - 10:40 am

Spoon – “Inside Out” (Demo)

Spoon are a great studio band, one that knows how to hold back. Their records often feel painstakingly assembled, stripped of everything the songs might not need. So it’s fascinating to hear them at the barest possible level. Last August, Britt Daniel and Jim Eno appeared on the podcast Song Exploder to talk about writing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Cover Spoon’s “Inside Out” In Eau Claire

Justin Vernon’s inaugural Eaux Claires Festival will happen in his home state of Wisconsin in a few months. They just sold out of their Chippewa Enhanced Passes, their version of VIP, and are currently hyping ticket sales for the regular two-day passes. And what better way to build up excitement than to release a video… More »

By: James Rettig / April 17, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Listen To Spoon’s Britt Daniel On Marc Maron’s WTF

Spoon frontman Britt Daniel was the guest on this week’s WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. They start off with talking about his childhood growing up and finding music and getting bullied in his conservative hometown in Texas before moving on to chart his band’s steady ascent to popularity. You can listen to the show hereMore »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 8:46 am

Watch Spoon Play Jimmy Kimmel Live’s First Austin Show

Back in June, Spoon were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they played “Rent I Pay” and “Rainy Taxi,” two of the songs from their album They Want My Soul. Last night, nine months later, Spoon were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they played “I Just Don’t Understand” and “Rainy Taxi,” two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 9:18 am

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am
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