The Austin group tweaked the slick disco leanings of the studio version of "Hot Thoughts" into a grittier dance-rock rager. By the end of the performance, singer Britt Daniels was wailing into the microphone and trading blown-out Nile Rodgers riffs with fellow guitarist Alex Fischel.
Hot Thoughts follows Spoon's 2014 album They Want My Soul. It also marks the group's first LP with Matador since their 1996 debut, Telephono.
Spoon will celebrate the release of Hot Thoughts with a three-night residency at the Main in Austin March 14th through 16th, followed by a performance at Waterloo Records on the 17th. The group will kick off a North American tour April 27th at Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama.