Spoon is an indie rock band that hails from the great city of Austin, Texas. Formed and co founded by Brit Daniels and Jim Eno in 1993. Early musical comparisons to The Pixies and Sonic Youth quickly subsided as they began to define their own sound, a blend of sophisticated, guitar driven pop/post-punk that rocks.
Spoon’s career can be likened to that of a slow boil. They have seven full length albums and an equal number of EP’s and received critical recognition for their work but have received little radio play along the way. This might, in part, be related to the label issues that plagued them in the early years. The irony of this is that there music has found it way on a smattering of television shows that include the following: The Simpsons Veronica Mars, Bones, The O.C., Scrubs, and How I Met Your Mother. Spoon also appears in the movies 17 Again, Cloverfield, and I Love You Man.
Their music is inventive and ambitious yet accessible. Their albums are consistently tight, usually containing ten or twelve well crafted tracks and clocking in around the forty minute mark.
Top 5 Spoon Songs according to Butler (Albums listed on right):
- I Turn My Camera On (Gimme Fiction)
- The Way We Get By (Kill the Moonlight)
- Don’t Make Me a Target (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
- All the Negatives Have Been Destroyed (Telephono)
- The Underdog (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)
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