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Austin, United States (1993 – present)

Spoon is an American band from Austin, Texas. The band was formed in late 1993 by lead singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. Current members also include: Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) and Rob Pope (bass, backing vocals - replaced Joshua Zarbo in 2007).

After releasing their debut LP Telephono on Matador Records, the band signed with Elektra in 1998, but the contract was dropped soon after the band released A Series of Sneaks. In response the band released a two-song single titled The Agony of Laffitte (referring to Elektra A&R man Ron Laffitte). Eventually they signed to Merge Records.

Spoon has been met with widespread critical acclaim. Girls Can Tell, released in 2001, sold more copies than both their previous releases combined. Kill the Moonlight accomplished the same feat a year later. Gimme Fiction was released on May 10, 2005 and continued the trend of increasing popularity for the band.

Britt Daniel wrote much of the soundtrack to the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction. Four tracks by Spoon are also featured.

The band released their sixth studio album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on July 10, 2007; those who purchased the first pressing also received a bonus disc titled Get Nice!.

Transference is their seventh studio album. It was released on January 18, 2010 in Europe, and on January 19 in North America, to moderately positive reviews.

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  • SpaceSymphony

    beautiful album ♥

    Yesterday 8:45pm Reply
  • iluapynna

    <3 <3

    Yesterday 3:45pm Reply
  • gorillaemperor

    WTF are they doing streaming it via itunes only? It's like they want people to pirate it. I have preordered it and can't listen to it, someone who hasn't preordered but uses apple's garbage software can listen to it. Makes sense.

    Yesterday 6:28am Reply
  • DanielKGolden

    9.3 BNM calling it

    Yesterday 5:21am Reply
  • wiseblood-

    Another excellent addition to the Spoon discography. It's nice to hear them taking some risks in the studio.

    Yesterday 1:31am Reply
  • TheJacksonLP

    Brilliant as always

    28 Jul 8:11am Reply
  • mytoemytoe

    New album is like Spoon's "In Rainbows"! Everything's immediately accessible, there are big choruses with "oh oh ohs" and "hey dahs" for people to sing along to, and it segues between different genres though mostly coming back to Britt Daniel's refined blues rock tunes. I like it a lot.

    28 Jul 2:00am Reply
  • AlexandreBBJ

    new album is gold

    27 Jul 9:55pm Reply
  • thigon_

    especially the second half.

    27 Jul 9:35pm Reply
  • thigon_

    oh, new album is good. damn good.

    27 Jul 9:31pm Reply
  • yeycob

    it's here!

    27 Jul 4:30pm Reply
  • PlatypusQuest

    inside out <3 [2] building up to be the best spoon record yet [2] seriously.

    26 Jul 3:08pm Reply
  • Adoriato

    I'm just so damn proud of them and their consistency trough all these years. Waiting anxiously for the new record. Love.

    25 Jul 3:42am Reply
  • Radixxs

    building up to be the best spoon record yet (!)

    22 Jul 8:06pm Reply
  • sleepyheadtM

    inside out is trippy

    22 Jul 1:07pm Reply
  • ManoelJr

    inside out <3

    22 Jul 3:05am Reply
  • xxbombshell

    do you ♥♥♥

    22 Jul 2:10am Reply
  • indie_demigod

    "Do You" - my song of the summer!

    17 Jul 2:07am Reply
  • RIPELIVEJAM

    man

    12 Jul 8:45pm Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    Do you is incredible. So fucking refreshing i cant stand it

    12 Jul 4:09pm Reply
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