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Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Britt Daniel

All Music Guide:

With a heady blend of precision punk and serpentine classic rock (the band has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Pixies and Sonic Youth to Elvis Costello and Tom Petty), enigmatic, Texas-based indie pop outfit Spoon went from underground press darlings to one of the genre's premier commercially and critically acclaimed alternative rock acts. Formed in Austin by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, Spoon released its debut EP, Nefarious, on the small Texas imprint Fluffer Records in 1994, eventually re-recording three of the songs for its 1996 full-length debut, Telephono, for Matador. The album was noisy, hook-filled, and generally well-received, but it wasn't until 1997's Soft Effects EP that the group began to hone in on the tight, minimalist pop that would become its forte. A brief and tumultuous affair with Elektra Records began in 1998 with the release of A Series of Sneaks, and quickly ended after the band was dropped in the midst of an internal company shake-up (the record was reissued in 2002 on Merge with two bonus tracks that chronicled the group's disappointment with major-label politics).

It was with prominent indie label Merge that the band would go on to carve out its niche in the increasingly widening modern rock mainstream, specifically with Girls Can Tell (2001) and Kill the Moonlight (2002) (the latter spawned the single "The Way We Get By," which appeared on the popular teen drama The O.C.), both of which found the group taking a more adventurous approach with its sound. Released in 2005, Gimme Fiction soared even higher, debuting at number 44 on the Billboard charts and selling over 160,000 copies, while 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga made it to number ten and sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S., topping nearly every major critic's year-end list. Spoon, who by this time had become a fixture on soundtracks, television programs, and late-night talk shows, released its seventh full-length album, Transference, on January 18, 2010. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. After touring in support of the album, the band took a few years off. Daniel formed Divine Fits with Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, and the band released its debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, in 2012. Meanwhile, Eno concentrated on production work, collaborating with artists including the Strange Boys, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Heartless Bastards. Spoon resurfaced in 2014 with the announcement of their eighth album, They Want My Soul. Recorded for the first time with an outside producer in the shape of Dave Fridmann, the album was hailed by the band as its "loudest and gnarliest" to date. It was released in August 2014 through Loma Vista Recordings in the U.S. and Anti in Europe.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.27.17 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL US
04.28.17 The Lyric Oxford Oxford, MS US
04.29.17 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA US
05.01.17 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL US
05.02.17 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL US
05.03.17 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA US
05.05.17 Music Farm Charleston, SC US
05.06.17 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC US
05.07.17 The Ritz Raleigh, NC US
05.09.17 The Mill & Mine Knoxville, TN US

Activity

  • 04.25.17 Come see us at @Bumbershoot this Labor Day, the way Grover Cleveland intended. https://t.co/QEJfzMu5jq
  • 04.25.17 Spain! We'll be seeing you 14 November in Barcelona and 15 November in Madrid. Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am… https://t.co/8WHVj7oVHF
  • 04.24.17 Portugal, we'll be there 16 November in Porto and 17 November in Lisbon. Até logo. https://t.co/WeixfQ4ON0 https://t.co/NM8DlVArqk
  • 04.22.17 https://t.co/Ii8hIVF5ZM Everything.
  • 04.22.17 We've got an #RSD2017 exclusive waiting for you, plus a little extra something for our @endofanear friends. Details… https://t.co/oyAwrCpbCE
  • 04.21.17 These European tour dates go on sale this morning at 9am local. Get tickets at https://t.co/ltAiC4iUFX https://t.co/KtDpmwFnb6
  • 04.19.17 RT @SpotifyMexico: Tenemos pases dobles para ver a @spoontheband hoy en el Foro Indie Rocks. ¿Los quieres? Aquí te decimos cómo. https://t.…
  • 04.19.17 RT @reformagente: ¡Checa aquí las canciones que tocó @spoontheband en El Imperial! #SpoonEnMéxico https://t.co/6Zs9Ek8hVr
  • 04.19.17 RT @RollingStoneMX: Estaremos platicando en vivo con Spoon a las 3:30 p. m. ¡Prepara tus preguntas y comentarios! https://t.co/9gIpR48gCj
  • 04.19.17 Thanks @theellenshow for letting us play so loud before 5pm. https://t.co/CLInCPyMkw
  • 04.18.17 RT @RMXradio: ¡Pendientes! #HOY @spoontheband en entrevista con @miriamrascol para hablar de sus presentaciones en #CDMX ¡No te lo pierdas!…
  • 04.18.17 We're on @theellenshow today at 4pm, bringing you mid-afternoon hot thoughts https://t.co/TFrzD0HtCm