Spoon — Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA July 19, 2017

Spoon photo sets

Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA July 19, 2017
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL 2/1/10

News

Oct 23, 2017

Spoon released a new albumHot Thoughts, back in March via Matador. They also just put out a 10th anniversary reissue of 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on Merge. Now the band have shared a new video for Hot Thoughts track "Do I Have to Talk You Into It." More

Spoon Share “I Ain’t the One” Video and Announce New 2018 Tour Dates

Hot Thoughts Out Now via Matador, Tenth Anniversary Reissue of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Out October 20 via Merge

Oct 04, 2017

Spoon released a new albumHot Thoughts, back in March via Matador. They are also putting out a 10th anniversary reissue of 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on Merge on October 20. Now the band have shared a new video for Hot Thoughts track "I Ain't the One." More

Spoon Announce More Tour Dates, Including New Year’s Eve Shows

Hot Thoughts Out Now via Matador, Tenth Anniversary Reissue of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Out October 20 via Merge

Sep 12, 2017

Spoon released a new album, Hot Thoughts, back in March via Matador. They are also putting out a 10th anniversary reissue of 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on Merge on October 20. Now the band have announced some new fall tour dates. They include two New Year's Eve shows to close out 2017.  More

Jul 28, 2017

Spoon released a new albumHot Thoughts, back in March via Matador. Previously they shared the album's first single, title track "Hot Thoughts," as well as a video for the song and a strange video for "Can I Sit Next to You."  More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Apr 18, 2017

Spoon released a new albumHot Thoughts, last month via Matador. Previously they shared the album's first single, title track "Hot Thoughts," as well as a video for the song and a strange video for "Can I Sit Next to You."  More

Apr 10, 2017

Spoon released a new albumHot Thoughts, last month via Matador. Previously they shared the album's first single, title track "Hot Thoughts," and a strange video for "Can I Sit Next to You." Now the band has shared a video for "Hot Thoughts." More

Mar 17, 2017

Here we highlight six albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Mar 10, 2017

Spoon are releasing a new albumHot Thoughts, on March 17 via Matador. Previously they shared the album's first single, title track "Hot Thoughts," as well as a strange video for "Can I Sit Next to You." The night before last Spoon stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Hot Thoughts."  More

Watch Spoon Perform “Hot Thoughts” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Hot Thoughts Due Out March 17 via Matador

Mar 09, 2017

Spoon are releasing a new albumHot Thoughts, on March 17 via Matador. Previously they shared the album's first single, title track "Hot Thoughts," as well as a strange video for "Can I Sit Next to You." Last night Spoon stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Hot Thoughts." Check out the performance below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Feb 21, 2017

Spoon are releasing a new album, Hot Thoughts, on March 17 via Matador. Now they have shared another track from the album, "Can I Sit Next to You," via its strange video. They have also announced some new tour dates. More

Spoon Confirm Album Details, Share Title Track - “Hot Thoughts”

Hot Thoughts Due Out March 17 via Matador, SXSW Residency Announced

Jan 17, 2017

Spoon have recently been teasing their new album, performing new songs live, and revealed last week via a radio interview that the album would titled Hot Thoughts and due out March 17. Now a press release confirms that the album is titled Hot Thoughts and the release date is indeed March 17. More

Spoon Announce Title and Potential Release Date for New Album

Hot Thoughts Might Be Due Out March 17

Jan 10, 2017

Spoon have recently been teasing their new album, performing new songs live and the like. Today the band were interviewed on SiriusXM Volume's Debatable show and one of the hosts revealed that the follow-up to 2014's They Want Your Soul will be titled Hot ThoughtsMore

The 15th Anniversary: Spoon’s “Girls Can Tell”

Celebrating Under the Radar's 15th Anniversary and the Best Albums of 2001

Dec 27, 2016

Under the Radar's very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums (and movies and TV shows) from 2001, that are also celebrating their 15th anniversary. More

May 26, 2016

Spoon played a stripped down set in Mexico City at Festival Marvin over the weekend and they performed a new song, "I Ain't the One," and also covered David Bowie's "I Can't Give Everything Away" and Prince's "Under the Cherry Moon." More

Jan 12, 2016

Britt Daniel of Spoon has posted an acoustic cover of David Bowie's 1987 song "Never Let Me Down" (the title track to an album also released that year) in honor of the musical icons death late Sunday. Daniel has slightly altered the lyrics in tribute to Bowie. Check it out below, followed by the video for Bowie's original. More

Nov 02, 2015

Spoon have announced a deluxe reissue of their 2005 album Gimme Fiction in honor of its 10th anniversary. It's due out December 11 via the album's original label, Merge. Spoon have shared one of the reissue's bonus tracks, "Was It You? (Home Demo)," which you can listen to below. More

Watch SXSW Panel Featuring Performances from Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Arcade Fire’s Will Butler

Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Big Star's Jody Stephens, and Marshall Crenshaw Also Took Part

Sep 01, 2015

SXSW 2015 may have been many months ago, but a video was just posted online of the full "I Wrote That Song" panel. The panel featured from Spoon's Britt Daniel, Arcade Fire's Will ButlerSuperchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, and Marshall Crenshaw as they all discussed their songwriting process.  More

Listen: Spoon - “New York Kiss (Cody Votolato Remix)”

They Want My Soul Out Now via Loma Vista

Aug 14, 2015

Spoon have shared a remix of "New York Kiss" by Cody Votolato of the post-hardcore band The Blood Brothers. The original song can be found on last year's They Want My Soul album. More

Watch Spoon Perform Cramps Cover “TV Set” on “Conan”

Cover Included on Poltergeist Soundtrack

Jun 04, 2015

Last night Spoon stopped by Conan, but instead of performing a song from last year's They Want My Soul album, they did a cover of The Cramps' "TV Set." More

Listen: Spoon - “TV Set” (The Cramps Cover)

Featured on Poltergeist Soundtrack

May 19, 2015

While still touting their latest album, They Want My SoulSpoon have premiered a brand new track that will be featured on the soundtrack on the upcoming remake of the horror classic PoltergeistMore

Listen: Sweet Spirit and Britt Daniel - “Paper Tiger” (Spoon Cover)

Sweet Spirit and Spoon on Tour Starting This Weekend

May 15, 2015

Austin's Sweet Spirit are going out on tour with Spoon, opening for the beloved Austin veterans. In honor of that Sweet Spirit are releasing a collaborative 7-inch with Spoon frontman Britt Daniel via Nine Mile Records (you can buy it at their tour dates together). The B-side is a cover of Spoon's "Paper Tiger," originally found on their 2002 classic album Kill the Moonlight. More

May 13, 2015

Spoon have premiered a brand new music video featuring "Inside Out," the standout single from the band's latest album They Want My Soul. More

Apr 22, 2015

Ahead of Spoon's upcoming remix EP, Spoon: Inside Out Remixes, the band has shared an included take from The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti. More

Watch: Bon Iver Covers Spoon’s “Inside Out”

Promoting Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival

Apr 17, 2015

In anticipation of his curated Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, taking place in his hometown of Eau Claire, WI, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has issued the best kind of promotional video: his own stripped-back piano cover of Spoon's "Inside Out." More

Apr 16, 2015

Spoon's Britt Daniel became the latest guest to appear on comedian Marc Maron's ongoing podcast WTF. More

Watch: Spoon on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Perform "Rainy Taxi" and "I Just Don't Understand"

Mar 18, 2015

All this week Jimmy Kimmel Live! is broadcasting from Austin, TX during SXSW. More

Spoon Announce North American Tour Dates

Include Dates with Future Islands, Courtney Barnett, and The Decemberists

Feb 06, 2015

Continuing support for their heavily lauded album They Want My SoulSpoon have announced plans for a new North American tour. More

Jan 08, 2015

It makes sense that Spoon is stopping by Austin City Limits More

Jan 06, 2015

With their latest LP They Want My Soul landing on numerous Best of the Year lists for 2014, Spoon are still out and about touring behind the record. More

Dec 09, 2014

Delivering their latest album They Want My Soul in the back half of the summer, Austin outfit Spoon have already landed on a number of Best of 2014 lists. More

Watch Spoon Play Austin City Limits

They Want My Soul Out Now

Dec 03, 2014

Spoon returned to their hometown for a taping of PBS' Austin City Limits, which will air January 3rdMore

Watch: Spoon on “The Daily Show”

Perform "Inside Out," "Do You," and "Rent I Pay"

Oct 31, 2014

Throughout the week The Daily Show has been camping out in Austin, TX broadcasting from the capital's Paramount Theatre for their "Indecision 2014" coverage leading up to the midterm elections. More

Spoon Announces Tour Dates

Plus An Appearance on The Daily Show

Oct 22, 2014

Spoon is hitting the road for a string of dates in support of their recently released album They Want My Soul. More

Watch: Spoon Pay Tribute To Jay Reatard in Milwaukee

Their Take on Reatard Tune, “No Time”

Sep 18, 2014

Last night, Spoon performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During their set, they performed Jay Reatard tune, “No Time.”  More

Watch: Spoon on “Letterman”

Perform "Inside Out"

Sep 09, 2014

Making another appearance on the late night circuit in support of their newest LP They Want My SoulSpoon was welcomed as the musical guest on Dave Letterman's Late Show yesterday. More

Aug 05, 2014

Last night Spoon were welcomed as the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight ShowMore

Jul 28, 2014

Four years since their 2010 album Transference, next week Spoon will return with their latest LP They Want My Soul. More

Listen: Spoon - “Inside Out”

They Want My Soul Out Aug. 5

Jul 22, 2014

Yesterday Spoon debuted an absurdist apocalyptic scenario for the music video of their They Want My Soul lead single "Do You." More

Jul 21, 2014

Scheduled to release their latest album The Want My Soul on Aug. 5, Spoon have premiered a brand new music video featuring their lead single "Do You." More

Listen: Spoon’s Britt Daniel Plays Acoustic Set

Two Songs From Upcoming They Want My Soul

Jul 03, 2014

Spoon's Britt Daniel played a short session with BBC Radio 6's Lauren Laverne yesterday, showcasing acoustic versions of "Rent I Pay" and "Rainy Taxi." He also talked about how AC/DC may have been a subtle influence on his recent songwriting. More

Listen: Spoon - “Do You”

New Album They Want My Soul Out Aug. 5

Jul 01, 2014

After sharing "Rent I Pay," and performing a live version of "Rainy Taxi," Spoon have shared the official lead single from their forthcoming new album They Want My Soul. More

Watch: Spoon on “Kimmel”

Perform "Rent I Pay" and "Rainy Taxi"

Jun 27, 2014

Poised to release their new album They Want My Soul on Aug. 5, Spoon dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday where they served as the late night program's musical guest.  More

Jun 10, 2014

The Big Apple's annual outdoor music festival took place June 6th through 9th, 2014, on Randall's Island. Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Phoenix, Interpol, Spoon, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, and many others played to large, sweaty NYC crowds, and photographer Robert Kidd was there to cover the action.

Check out his photos of day one here, and days two and three hereMore

Listen: Spoon - “Rent I Pay”

New Album They Want My Soul Out Aug. 5

Jun 10, 2014

On Aug. 5 Spoon will release They Want My Soul, the follow-up to band's 2010 LP Transference. More

Spoon Previews New Album “They Want My Soul”

Due Out August 5 on Loma Vista

Jun 05, 2014

Okay, so we still don’t know what Spoon meant the other day when they dropped the cryptic album teaser “R.I.P.” But we now have details about their new album—so maybe some mysteries in life were meant to remain unsolved.

May 28, 2014

Spoon are either planning on dying, or they're releasing new material on June 10. More

Spoon Announce Tour, Share Song Preview

New Album Out This Year

May 06, 2014

Expected to release a brand new record sometime this year, their first since 2010's TransferenceSpoon have announced plans for a new tour kicking off this summer. More

Spoon Tease New Album With Song Clip

Follow-up to Transference

Mar 11, 2014

Somewhere between frontman Britt Daniel working with two other bandsSpoon has managed to cull together enough time in the studio to work on a new album. More

Feb 17, 2014

In 2012 Spoon frontman Britt Daniel revealed that in addition to his side-project Divine Fits, he was putting together a third musical project, playing bass and backup vocals alongside Jon Wurster (Superchunk/Mountain Goats), and Jason Narducy (Telekinesis/Guided By Voices). More

Aug 03, 2012

Despite being currently occupied with his new side project Divine FitsSpoon frontman Britt Daniel has revealed in an interview with Exclaim that he has plans for yet another new band consisting of himself, Jon Wurster (Superchunk/Mountain Goats), and Jason Narducy (Telekinesis/Guided By Voices). More

Premiere: Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two Full Album Stream

Rare and Unreleased Songs from Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, James Mercer, Modest Mouse, Wilco, and much more

Jul 19, 2011

Last week Under the Radar premiered an unreleased Ryan Adams song, "Shine Through the Dark," and now we're pleased to premiere a full stream of the album it's taken from —the 64-track charity compilation Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two, which is out today via Greyday Records. The album features rare and unreleased tracks from the likes of Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes (featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel), The Shins' James Mercer, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Daniel Johnston, The Helio Sequence, Blue Giant (featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, and Viva Voce), and much more. More

Spoon Releases Demo Collection

Need a Spoon Prayer Candle? They’ve Got That Too!

Dec 01, 2010

While Spoon may be known for their down and dirty sound, their particular brand of effortless cool takes a bit of doing to get right. Like a magician revealing his secrets, the band recently released a demos collection called (appropriately enough) Bonus Tracks 2008-2009. More

Spoon Unveils “Nobody Gets Me But You” Video

Video was shot in an afternoon at New York’s Cake Shop.

Nov 15, 2010

New York venue Cake Shop and its distorted recording equipment became the focal point for Spoon's newest video, "Nobody Gets Me But You." More

Oct 10, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Spoon Performs with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon

Currently on Tour Including Dates with Arcade Fire

Aug 04, 2010

Last night, Spoon performed their single "Nobody Gets Me But You" with the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band is currently on tour promoting their seventh studio album, Transference, which includes dates with Arcade Fire and an appearance at Lollapalooza. Check out the video and full tour dates. More

Owen Pallet Heads Out On Tour Beginning July 31st

Dirty Projectors, Arcade Fire, Spoon, and The National to Keep Him Company

Jul 13, 2010

Violinist turned orchestral pop maestro Owen Pallet is heading out on tour. Pallett may perform with little more than a looping pedal and a distinctive chuckle, but he won’t be alone. He’ll be meeting up (and supporting)Dirty ProjectorsArcade Fire, Spoon, and The National.  We have the dates.  More

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd.  We have the impressive birthday concert lineup.  More

Arcade Fire Announces Headline Dates in U.S.

First Tour in 3 Years, Labelmates Spoon as Support On Select Dates

Jun 01, 2010

To fill the arena-sized hole in your heart left by U2's recent cancellations, Arcade Fire have announced their first U.S. headlining tour since 2007's Neon Bible trek. The dates coincide with the August 3rd release of their third LP Suburbs on Merge Records, and feature their labelmates Spoon as main support on the Philly, NYC, Columbia, and Atlanta shows. More

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

Yeasayer, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, and Monsters of Folk, Among Others, Set to Play

May 18, 2010

Festival fans rejoice, the lineup for 2010’s Austin City Limits has been announced. Lineup includes Muse, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, and Vampire Weekend, among others. We have the full details. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Plus: Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, and others

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Bradford Cox Performs with Spoon on Jimmy Kimmel

Deerhunter Frontman Touring with Austin Rockers

Apr 16, 2010

Spoon dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the Transference cut "Who Makes Your Money." By the way, perfect song selection for tax day. Tourmate and Deerhunter leader Bradford Cox added some of his guitar skills. More

Photos from SXSW 2010 Day 1 - Spoon, Sharon Jones, The Walkmen, and more

Also A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, and more

Mar 21, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the first day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, Findlay Brown, Oh No Ono, The Walkmen, and Spoon. More

Video of Spoon’s Letterman Performance

Check Out the Performance of "Got Nuffin" From Last Night's Late Night

Mar 05, 2010

It's sorta funny when David Letterman calls Spoon a "fine young band" but anyone that watches the show semi-regularly will notice he says that for just about any band CBS books for his late-night slot. Last night, said fine young band played "Got Nuffin" for the veteran comedian's rapt audience. We've got the video. More

Check Out the New Spoon Video for “Written in Reverse”

Transference is Out Now on Merge Records

Feb 05, 2010

Spoon's seventh studio LP, Transference, is out now on Merge. Now we've got this back-in-white clip for the single, "Written in Reverse." The Austin, Texas indie rockers are literally reversed as they jam through the larynx-shredding song in front of a huge mirror. More

Hear the New Spoon Single

Plus Check Out the Transference Cover

Nov 30, 2009

Update: Hear Transference's first single, "Written In Reverse," over at NPR Music now.

Spoon's seventh studio LP, Transference, arrives January 19th in North America (via Merge) and the day before in Europe (via Anti-). We already showed you the tracklist and now you can oggle the album's plush sleeve art. (via Stereogum) More

Spoon Announces First Dates In Planned World Tour, Move Up Release Date

Transference Out January 19th 2010, First Single Announced

Nov 24, 2009

Spoon has announced the first dates for a planned world tour in support of their seventh album, Transference. While the only confirmed United States date is a one New Years Eve gig at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the band has announced six U.K. and European dates. The release date for Transference has also been pushed up from January 26th to January 19th and the album's first single has been announced. More

New Spoon Album and Tracklist Announced

The Band's New Effort Transference to Come Out in January

Oct 30, 2009

A new Spoon album has been announced for early 2010, and they've let loose a tracklist as well! More

Merge Announces Initial Line-up for 20th Anniversary Festival

Merge XX to go down in North Carolina in July

Apr 08, 2009

In honor of their 20th anniversary, the seminal indie label Merge Records will be presenting a five-day festival in North Carolina entitled XX Merge. More


Interviews

Dec 30, 2014

It's easy to forget now—especially after a decade as one of indie rock's most critically and commercially successful acts—but Spoon was once synonymous with bad luck. Signed by Matador, their 1996 debut Telephono established them as a band with endless potential but not a lot of listeners, selling only a few thousand copies. More


Reviews

Hot Thoughts

Hot Thoughts

Matador

Mar 17, 2017

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near-perfect records in a row, from Girls Can Tell in 2001 to Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga in 2007, even an excellent record like 2010's Transference (which is better than people gave it credit for at the time) can start to suffer due to the band's remarkable consistency.  More

Gimme Fiction (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Gimme Fiction (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Merge

Dec 21, 2015

Gimme Fiction was a landmark album for Spoon, another big leap in the middle of a career that had already made two or three big ones. Coming three years after Kill the Moonlight, a collection of roughshod soul sounds, Fiction sounded slick and rich, laying down massive piano and bass grooves and riding them through to the three-minute sunset. More

They Want My Soul

They Want My Soul

Loma Vista

Aug 01, 2014

With a career spanning almost 20 years, the members of Spoon are gradually emerging as the grand old men of indie rock. For most acts, notching up nearly two decades together tends to coincide with an inevitable decline in quality control, yet so far the Austin ensemble's star has risen on every release. More

Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA

September 14th, 2007

Sep 15, 2007

Treasure Island. There it sits in the middle of San Francisco bay. To most of us it's rarely set foot upon, simply driven through, the halfway point on the Bay Bridge. It was built and pirate- and/or Stevenson-named in 1939 as the site of the World's Fair-esque “Golden Gate International Exposition." Since then it's been a lot of things, among them a naval base and site of the Battlebots television show, in which machines battled to a fiery death. Apparently, people live there, too. More