Spoon have released a new video set to a live recording of album standout track, ‘I Ain’t The One.’Renowned British artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (Silent Sound, 20,000 Days On Earth) have captured one of the world’s most formidable live bands in an intimate studio setting, the slinky silhouettes and blue-tinged shadows complimenting the song’s sinewy synths and Britt Daniel’s standout soulful vocals. The minimalist drums and bass surface sporadically throughout, building tension across the melancholy melody that never quite relents.
It has been a whirlwind year for Spoon, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Spoon’s ninth album Hot Thoughts came out to a cavalcade of critical ecstasy in March, and has sustained continuous praise in all the “Mid-Year Best-Of” lists, a sure sign of what’s to come as we enter the last leg of 2017.
Spoon are: singer/guitarist Britt Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, bassist Rob Pope and Alex Fischel on keyboards and guitar.
Spoon – Hot Thoughts via https://remotecontrolrecor
Spoon – ‘I Ain’t The One’
Praise for Spoon – Hot Thoughts
“Another great album from a totally fearless band.” – The West Australian, ★★★★☆
“…disco guitar hooks, galloping bass, spiky synths and hip-swinging, pounding rhythms that suck you into Spoon’s new record Hot Thoughts…” – The Daily Telegraph
“A new Spoon album is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get, but you’re guaranteed something delicious.” – The Brag, ★★★★
“Their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, signals another shift of style from the Austin band, with funkier, groove-laden foundations than its predecessor.” – The Australian
“Spoon have never shied away from high quality songwriting, and album number nine is no exception… there is an indiscernible drive that keeps Hot Thoughts ticking along at a not-too-fast-but-not-too-slow pace; nothing sounds contrived, it’s as if every song was meant to be as and where it is.” – The Music, ★★★★
“…it’s absolutely remarkable that, nine albums deep into their career, Spoon are still capable of something like this…they’re a truly remarkable beast.” – Stereogum
“Another knockout… incapable of releasing a bad record.” – New York Magazine
“Nearly 25 years in, his group has made maybe their best record yet.” – Rolling Stone
Spoon – Hot Thoughts
1. Hot Thoughts
3. Do I Have To Talk You Into It
4. First Caress
5. Pink Up
6. Can I Sit Next To You
7. I Ain’t The One
8. Tear It Down
Spoon – Hot Thoughts is out now via
Matador Records / Remote Control Records.