Spoon is a rock band from Austin, Texas formed in 1993. The current lineup includes founders Britt Daniel and Jim Eno, as well as Rob Pope and Eric Harvey. The group has a very catchy and distinct sound that blends classic rock/punk influences with the experimentation and techniques commonly associated with modern Alternative Rock
. To date, they currently have seven studio albums to their name:
- Telephono (1996)
- A Series of Sneaks (1998)
- Girls Can Tell (2001)
- Kill the Moonlight (2002)
- Gimme Fiction (2005)
- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
- Transference (2010)
Outside of Spoon, Britt Daniel has been involved in a number of side projects such as remixing and producing music for other bands like Interpol
and White Rabbits
, contributing to the original score for Stranger Than Fiction
, and most recently, co-founding a new band with members of other established indie acts called Divine Fits. Their well-received debut, A Thing Called Divine Fits
was released in 2012.
This band contains examples of:
- Album Title Drop: A strange example. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is apparently named after the piano sounds in "The Ghost Of You Lingers".
- Bury Your Gays: "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine":
I wanna play the part of Eddie in The Stranger Dance
He makes love to the duke
He swordfights the queen
He steals the whole show in his last dying scene
- Early-Installment Weirdness: Their first couple of releases, while still fairly popular with critics and fans, have a "louder" and rawer feel to them that could catch people who heard their more recent and popular work first off guard.
- Instrumentals: Not very common in their output, but Girls Can Tell has the appropriately named "This Book is a Movie".
- Looped Lyrics: "My Little Japanese Cigarette Case".
- Perishing Alt Rock Voice
- Protest Song: "Don't Make Me A Target" according to Word of God.
- Studio Chatter: At the beginning of "Don't You Evah".
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: The quiet, piano-based lullaby "Goodnight Laura", on Transference.
- Titled After the Song: The band is named after a Can song.