is an American indie rock
band from Austin, Texas. The band was formed in late 1993 by lead singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. Current members also include: Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) and Rob Pope (bass, backing vocals - replaced Joshua Zarbo in 2007).
After releasing their debut LP Telephono
Records, the band signed with Elektra
in 1998, but the contract was dropped soon after the band released A Series of Sneaks
. In response the band released a two-song single titled The Agony of Laffitte
(referring to Elektra A&R man Ron Laffitte). Eventually they signed to Merge Records
Spoon has been met with widespread critical acclaim. Girls Can Tell
, released in 2001, sold more copies than both their previous releases combined. Kill the Moonlight
accomplished the same feat a year later. Gimme Fiction
was released on May 10, 2005 and continued the trend of increasing popularity for the band.
Britt Daniel wrote much of the soundtrack to the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction
. Four tracks by Spoon are also featured.
The band released their sixth studio album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
on July 10, 2007; those who purchased the first pressing also received a bonus disc titled Get Nice!
is their seventh studio album. It was released on January 18, 2010 in Europe, and on January 19 in North America, to moderately positive reviews.