Spoon Sign To Loma Vista, Will Play New Songs At Summer Festivals

Spoon were once a ’90s-era major-label cautionary tale, but they’ve found a steady home at Merge Records ever since 2000, where they’ve released five albums and gradually become indie stars. But now they’re trying out the major-label world again, sort of. Billboard reports that the bad has signed to Loma Vista, the Universal Republic-distributed label that former Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Tom Whalley has founded. They’re joining a label roster that already includes people like St. Vincent and Little Dragon, and they’ve got a new album on the way; they’ve already posted a couple of teasers. Also, the band is hitting the road, playing festivals like Governors Ball in New York. And you can expect to hear new songs at those shows. In a recent Rolling Stone feature on the summer-festival economy, Spoon manager Ben Dickey says that the band “is going to play to tens of thousands of people at each festival — that’s a pretty huge promotional platform for new songs.”

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