Spoon confirm release of 2017 album, announce live comeback

The band's ninth studio album is due out this March through Matador Records

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Next year, Spoon will release their ninth studio album and first since 2014’s They Want My Soul.

The Austin indie rockers spoke about the as-yet-unannounced album for EW’s 2017 music preview. The band once again worked with producer Dave Fridman, who also helmed They Want My Soul. Together, they “crafted multidimensional jams that showcase textured guitar riffs, warm keyboards, oddball studio effects, and [frontman Britt] Daniel’s sandpaper-rough croon,” EW notes. “I love working with Dave because he makes a point to fuck things up,” Daniel is quoted as saying. “I feel like we are on to something—we’re covering some new ground.”

The album will mark Spoon’s return to Matador Records, which released the band’s 1996 debut, Telephono. Citing sources, Billboard reports that the new album is scheduled for a March release.

In support, Spoon will return to the road next year. This week, they were announced to perform at Spain’s Mad Cool Festival, taking place in Madrid next July.

Below, watch Spoon perform a new song called “I Ain’t the One” during a concert in Mexico City earlier this year.


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