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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

Watch Spoon’s Great Take Away Show Performance

The French website La Blogothèque has been doing its Take Away Shows video series, in which artists play unamplified and in single takes, for years. But the series seems to be hitting another level lately, especially with Father John Misty's staggering "I Went To The Store One Day" performance. In the latest episode, Spoon, pared… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015 - 10:45 am

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We're nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival Reveals Full Lineup Feat. Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Spoon

The lineup for Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires festival is here, and as you might expect, it's both charming and formidable. Bon Iver will headline -- their first live performance since November 2012 -- alongside the National, Sufjan Stevens, and Spoon. Vernon's fellow folk-rockers the Tallest Man on Earth, Sam Amidon, and Hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015 - 8:57 am

Watch Spoon’s Full Episode Of Austin City Limits

Spoon's episode of Austin City Limits aired last night, which they did alongside a performance from fellow Austin-based rockers White Denim. The two bands split the hour-long block pretty evenly, with Spoon performing a mix of older tracks and songs from last year's They Want Me Soul. Spoon did six songs in total, not including… More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015 - 11:33 am

Watch Spoon Play “They Want My Soul” In An Austin City Limits Web Exclusive (Stereogum Premiere)

Austin hometown heroes Spoon return to Austin City Limits this weekend, and today we've got an early preview. The band's six-song setlist includes lots of material from last year's great They Want My Soul, but their performance of the title track is only available here on the internet. Below, watch Britt Daniel and the boy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015 - 11:45 am

Watch Spoon Play New Song “Satellite” In Houston

With the press cycle for They Want My Soul slowing down, I wasn't expecting to hear any new Spoon songs for a very long time, but it turns out the band debuted a new song called "Satellite" in Houston just before the new year. It's a nervous, melancholy, noisy piece of work that manages to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 5, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Hear The Hood Internet’s Spoon x Dej Loaf Mash-Up

Spoon's shimmering groove "Inside Out" and Dej Loaf's twinkling Detroit rap hit "Try Me" are two of the songs that snuck up on us the hardest as this past summer drew to a close. And now, in the grand tradition of their Taylor Swift/Kendrick Lamar and Future/Future Islands mash-ups, Chicago DJ team the Hood Internet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 22, 2014 - 1:44 pm

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Spoon – “Inside Out (Tycho Remix)”

It has to be an intimidating thing to remix Spoon. You have to know, somewhere deep within yourself, that there's no way you're going to improve on the original; an interesting take is the best you can hope for. So credit San Francisco ambient post-rock type Tycho with having the gall to take on "InsideMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 9, 2014 - 9:22 am

Watch Spoon Play “Do You” On Austin City Limits

Spoon made one of the best albums of the year with They Want My Soul and, being the workhorses that they are, the band isn't slowing down. They shot an episode of Austin City Limits recently, and it'll be the band's fourth appearance on the show that's based out of their hometown. The full episode… More »

By: James Rettig / December 3, 2014 - 10:47 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool'… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch Spoon Play Three Songs On The Daily Show

Spoon played The Daily Show in their hometown last night -- the late-night program has relocated to Austin, Texas this week for South By South Mess, a special segment that they did in the run-up to this year's midterm elections. The did three They Want My Soul songs: "Inside Out" on the show itself and… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014 - 11:08 am

Spoon – “Do You (Cody Votolato Remix)”

Spoon songs tend to be impeccably recorded, with lots of empty space, so you'd think they'd be irresistible for remixers. But we haven't encountered too many Spoon remixes, especially official Spoon remixes, over the years, perhaps because the producers of the world have realized that they can't improve on perfection. So credit Cody Votolato, guitarist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Split Single – “Monolith” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Split Single is a supergroup of sorts: The band consists of drummer Jon Wurster from Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, Britt Daniel of Spoon, and frontman Jason Narducy from Bob Mould's band, Superchunk, and the owner of some outrageously sexy elbows. Split Single released their new LP, Fragmented World, in April, and today we get… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / October 20, 2014 - 10:43 am

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.'s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath) Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am
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