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Watch: Spoon’s “Written In Reverse”

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We like watching bands, right? Of course we do. Why else do you slave away at the computer, boiling your eyes in digital lights, all for line ups or tour dates? It’s a passion. Watching a band live is partly what keeps us sane in this less than sane world. That’s why you’ll probably enjoy Spoon’s new video.

See what I did there? That’s a transition.

“Written In Reverse” might be one of the better songs off of Spoon‘s latest album, Transference. It’s rough, it’s edgy, and it’s funky. The video, however, is the complete opposite. It’s smooth, plain, and it’s to strictly to the point. Shot in a sleek black and white, the five minute clip pans or clips around the band as they do a live recording of the track. In theory it’s a performance video, nothing more and nothing less, but it’s also somewhat of a character piece. Watch Britt Daniel laugh at the mic, as he brings it closer and closer to his face. Then focus on Eric Harvey at the keys… there’s something unique about his style. He’s chilled out, but there’s an energy that’s fierce and vivid. That somehow explains this band pretty well.

So yeah, a nice little character study here. Enjoy it below (via P4k).

Spoon 2010 Tour Dates:
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs (SXSW)
03/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic *#
03/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Soundstage *#
03/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *#
03/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#
03/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#
03/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National *#
03/26 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *#
03/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *#
03/29 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *#
03/30 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *#
04/01 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *^
04/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *^
04/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *^
04/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *^
04/06 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *^
04/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue *^
04/09 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *^
04/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *^
04/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre *^
04/13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *^
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/01 – Bendigo, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo
05/02 – Towisville, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo
05/08 – Maitland, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo
05/09 – Canberra, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo
05/15 – Bunbury, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo

* = w/ Deerhunter
# = w/ Royal Oak w/ The Strange Boys
^ = w/ Micachu & the Shapes

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