Spoon Share Strange “Can I Sit Next to You” Video and Announce More Tour Dates

Hot Thoughts Due Out March 17 via Matador

Feb 21, 2017
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Spoon are releasing a new album, Hot Thoughts, on March 17 via Matador. Previously they shared the album's first single, title track "Hot Thoughts." Now they have shared another track from the album, "Can I Sit Next to You," via its strange video. Marcel Dzama directed clip, which is mainly in black & white and features monsters, people in strange costumes and masks, and skeletons on bicycles. They have also announced some new tour dates. Check out the video and dates below.

A press release points out that the new song had already previously been secretly unleashed on the world: "If the new Spoon single 'Can I Sit Next to You' feels eerily familiar, like something that's been playing in the background of your life for the last few months, there's actually a good chance it has: For the last few months, a campaign of subliminal placements of 'Can I Sit Next to You' has seen the unreleased, unidentifiable track being played at various clubs and venues, as American Airlines boarding music, even by the house bands of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live." 

Matador, released their debut album, 1996's Telephono (although most of their albums came out via Merge and their last one, 2014's They Want Your Soul, was released by major label subsidiary Loma Vista). Hot Thoughts was co-produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT) and Spoon. The band will be performing a three-night SXSW residency at The Main, the iconic venue formerly known as Emo's. The band will be curate their own lineup each night and will, as a press release states, stubbornly be referring to the venue as 'Eno's,'" in reference to drummer Jim Eno.

Spoon Tour Dates:

2/27/17 - London, UK - 100 Club
3/06/17 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
3/14/17 - Austin, TX - SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/15/17 - Austin, TX - SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/16/17 - Austin, TX - SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/23/17 - Sydney, AU - Metro Theatre
3/25/17 - Melbourne, AU - Croxton Bandroom
4/27/17 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
4/28/17 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric
4/29/17 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theater
5/1/17 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
5/2/17 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
5/3/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
5/5/17 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
5/7/17 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
5/9/17 - Knoxville, TN - Mill and Mine
5/11/17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
6/17/17 - Berlin, GER - Festsaal Kreuzberg
6/18/17 - Mannheim, GER - Maifeld Derby Festival
6/19/17 - Munich, GER - Technikum
6/27/17 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
6/28/17 - Glasgow, UK - The Arts School
6/30/17 - London, UK - O2 Forum
7/07/17 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
7/08/17 - Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive
7/14-16/17 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
7/15-16/17 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Festival
7/28/17 - New York, NY - Panorama Festival
7/30/17 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavillion**
8/06/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl*
8/8/14 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
8/9/14 -- Bellevue, CO - Mishwaka Amphitheater 

** with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
* with Belle and Sebastian 

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