Spoon Announce New Greatest Hits Record, Share Lyric Video for New Song “No Bullets Spent”

Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon Due Out July 26 via Matador

Jun 19, 2019 Photography by Oliver Halfin
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Spoon have a spectacular track record for making one great album after another, so much so that we probably take them for granted. Now they are giving us a chance to re-evaluate their best songs and are releasing their first greatest hits record, Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon, on July 26 via Matador. The 13-song compilation ends with a brand new song, "No Bullets Spent," and the band has shared that today via a lyric video. Check it out below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. There are two album covers, a digital one featuring a tambourine and a physical one featuring a black & white photo of a frontman Britt Daniel, out of focus. Also below are the band's upcoming tour dates.

"No Bullets Spent" is also being released as a limited edition 7-inch. The B-side will be "Shake It Off," a rarity from the A Series of Sneaks era. The band's last album was Hot Thoughts, released in 2017 via Matador.

"The idea of doing a best-of came to us a couple times," says Daniel in a press release. "First I wasn't sure how I felt about it but at some point I remembered that when I got my first Cure record it was Standing on a Beach. When I got my first New Order record, it was Substance. That was how I met those bands, and I moved backwards from there but I still listen to those comps. I love a greatest hits LP when it's done well. It can be a thing unto itself."

In the press release Daniel admits it was challenging narrowing down the band's best songs to one best of album. "Honestly, it was a struggle," he says. "I was listening to the old records and jotting down the songs-if you wanna turn the volume up, that's a good sign. The list really got whittled down, so these are the best. 'I Summon You' was never a huge song, wasn't for the radio, but it had to be on there. It's one of the best things we've done. I wanted to represent Transference, even though it's not really a 'hit' type of album-'Got Nuffin' was the closest thing. It did get to a point where I started feeling like, 'We gotta represent this album in some way, we've gotta represent this change in some way.' 'Everything Hits at Once' was a turning point for us-a minimal new wave soul type of rock song.'"

Summing up the album, Daniel says: "It's a small collection trying to cover a lot of years, but I hope it does what The Singles record by the Pretenders or Hot Rocks [by The Rolling Stones] did for me-cover a lot of ground and then if you want to find out more, you can find out more." 

Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon Tracklist:

1. I Turn My Camera On 
2. Do You
3. Don't You Evah 
4. Inside Out 
5. The Way We Get By 
6. The Underdog 
7. Hot Thoughts 
8. I Summon You 
9. Rent I Pay 
10. You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
11. Got Nuffin 
12. Everything Hits At Once 
13. No Bullets Spent

Spoon Tour Dates:

07/11 - Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
07/13 - George, WA @ The Gorge *^
07/15 - Reno, NV @ Virginia Brewhouse ^
07/16 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater *^
07/17 - Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater *^
07/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater *^
07/20 - Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
07/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
07/23 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater *^
07/26 - Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater *#
07/27 - Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion *#
07/28 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
07/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
07/31 - Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *#
08/02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *#
08/03 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater *#
08/04 - Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *#
08/11 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *&
08/12 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
08/13 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
08/15 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *&
08/16 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire *&
08/17 - New York, NY at Forest Hill Stadium *
08/20 - Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center *&
08/21 - Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion *&
08/22 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
08/24 - Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
08/25 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *&
08/27 - Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
08/29 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
08/30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&

* = w/ Beck, Cage The Elephant
^ = w/ Starcrawler
# = w/ Wild Belle
& = w/ Sunflower Bean

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