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Have You Seen Spoon Lately?


Where is Spoon? Their seventh studio album, Transference, is edging closer toward its Jan. 19 release date, but outside of one interview and a mysterious album trailer that doesn't really preview the album, they're pretty much off the grid. Britt Daniels recently let slip to the New York Times that the band will be headlining New York's Radio City Music Hall sometime in March, but outside of that and a week long jaunt through Europe in February, there's isn't even a serious tour scheduled. Transference's latest single, "Written in Reverse," doesn't have a video. Why are they shirking the usual buzz building pre-release activities? Maybe they were put off by the unexpected chart success of 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, which was a big hit outside of the usual indie rock circles. An early review describes Transference as a knee jerk retrenchment from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga's poppier sensibilities. Whatever the case may be, they need to get back into the picture. Transference isn't gonna promote itself, and there's only so many Vampire Weekend stories the public can handle.


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I mean, they're headlining Radio City Music Hall. I don't think they're worried about falling off the hype map.

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the show they played on NYE marked the first time I've ever been jealous of Milwaukeeans..


Its the other-way round these days: records hype the tour. I'm sure we'll see 'em tour sometime this year.

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There's going to be a video for "Written In Reverse" they shot it a few weeks ago.


yeah, it's mad late though. the single's been out for a month already. it seems like they're purposely keeping a low profile with this one.

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They had a couple of festival sets in 2008 where they just played, and didn't say a word to the crowd. The year before, they told a sold out the Riviera in Chicago that the show sold faster than Nirvana in the early 90s. The subsequent lack of stage banter probably implies serious soul-searching.

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