With their new album They Want My Soul, Austin based band, Spoon has announced their very first full-blown US tour. They’ve been doing festivals and side-shows for years, but after their almost five year hiatus, the band is stoked to reach their growing national audience. While some might say the band falls under the ever popular “indie rock” label, drummer and co-founder Jim Eno describes it simply as “rock ‘n’ roll.” Regardless of how you choose to describe it, there’s no other band that sounds quite like them. With simple, uncluttered melodies and perfectly timed guitar riffs, you’ll know a Spoon song when you hear it.
During their break, guitarist Britt Daniel went on to form Divine Fits whose debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, was released in 2012 with positive reviews. Drummer Eno used their break to produce albums for bands like !!!, Heartless Bastards and The Strange Boys. It took almost 20 years and four record labels for Spoon to build a following and become a staple of the alternative music crowd. Now working under a new label, the band is putting out a fresher more confident sound, adding a new synth/keyboard player Alex Fischel.