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Listen: Fischerspooner - “Butterscotch Goddam” (Feat. Johnny Magee)

Sir (Produced and Co-Written by Michael Stipe) Due Out February 16, 2018 via Ultra

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Fischerspooner are releasing a new album, Sir, on February 16, 2018 via Ultra. The duo (Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer), who survived the early 2000s electro-clash label, haven’t released an album since 2009’s Entertainment. Previously they shared a video for a great new song, “Togetherness,” which featured the guest vocals of Caroline Polachek, of the recently broken up Chairlift (who also appeared in the video). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Butterscotch Goddam,” which features Johnny Magee. Listen below.

In a press release Casey Spooner had this to say about the song in a statement given on the eve of its release: “I wrote a song about a man I loved so hard it hurt. We tried the best we could but we couldn’t make it work. He forced me to love again after a devastating breakup. I miss him every day in some small way. I’m so busy I’m losing track of everything happening all at once. We hadn’t spoken for 9 months. Last night we said our final good byes….and his song releases tomorrow. I’m crying on the R train. LOVE YOU MAN. BUTTERSCOTCH GODDAM!!!!”

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe produced Sir (he and Spooner briefly dated in the late ‘80s) and also co-wrote the album with Spooner. Sir was recorded in Athens, GA, and also features additional production by BOOTS and mixing by Stuart White and Andy LeMaster. A press release has this to say about the album: “The highly-personal album chronicles the dissolution of Casey’s 14-year romantic relationship and simultaneously acts a means of resistance towards popular conservative ideals today through its unabashed queerness.”

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