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1994 – present (23 years)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas with a wide underground following. The band was formed in 1994 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 Telefono 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 EP 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.
Spoon wrote and performed much of the soundtrack to the movie, Stranger Than Fiction.
The band released their sixth studio album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on July 10, 2007.
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