.

Spoon Preview New Album With 30-Second Teaser

Texas rockers "one week away from finished album"

Britt Daniel of Spoon performs in Chicago.
Daniel Boczarski/Redferns
March 10, 2014 7:00 PM ET

Texas rockers Spoon have been relatively quiet since 2010's Transference, as frontman Britt Daniel shifted his attention to focus on supergroup Divine Fits with Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner. But with the band revealing on Twitter over the weekend that they were "one week away from a finished album," the group decided to share a 30-second teaser of the as-yet-untitled new album.

Q&A: Britt Daniel on New Supergroup Divine Fits and the Future of Spoon

Label simply "Hi," the video shows a snippet of a new recording on an Oscilloscope. The new songs may, as Daniel said last year, contain "slightly more soul than the last record," but the snippet contrasts fractured guitars with haunting folk-pop.

When Rolling Stone caught up with Daniel in 2012, the singer admitted that the process for the new Spoon album was different than past efforts. "I do have a couple songs set aside and I've been telling them to maybe write some music maybe for me to sing on top of, you know," said Daniel. "I've never done it that way but I'd like to try that. It was my way of saying, like, 'If you don't want to just sit around, you could be working on this.' You know, maybe like get us off to a start. When I come back, we'll be a little ahead of the game."

As Consequence of Sound noted last year, the band began recording their eighth album last March at drummer/producer Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi Studios in Austin, TX. Eight song titles were announced in May: "The Rent I Pay," "Naff Bag," "Millionaires," "Let Me Be Mine," "Modern Girls," "I Ain’t the One," "Fresh From Your Pages," and "Give Me It."

The new album will be the band's sixth for Merge Records.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com