Spoon is heaping on the good stuff.
The Austin, TX alternative rock outfit announces a new career retrospective LP and North America tour in support, and they’ve just dropped a new single, “No Bullets Spent.”
Britt Daniel, Jim Eno and Co. fired off “Bullets” on Wednesday, their first new song since 2017’s Hot Thoughts.
Produced by Mark Rankin and cut at Eno’s Public Hi Fi studio in his hometown, the track opens with a helping of Daniel’s effects-stoked, off-world vocals and hits its straps with a rubber-hipped swagger. “What we need now’s an accident / No one to blame and no bullets spent,” he sings.
The lineup is complemented by Alex Fischel on keyboards and Gerardo Larios on guitar who, according to a teasing statement from their label, Matador Records, add their own dimension to Spoon whose “recent recording sessions point to, perhaps, a forthcoming new album.”
“Bullets” will appear on the compilation Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon, due out July 26 on Matador.
“The idea of doing a best-of came to us a couple times,” frontman Daniel explains in a statement. “First I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but at some point I remembered that when I got my first Cure record it was Standing on a Beach. When I got my first New Order record, it was Substance. That was how I met those bands, and I moved backwards from there but I still listen to those comps. I love a greatest hits LP when it’s done well. It can be a thing unto itself.”
Spoon hit the road next month for a summer trek with Beck and Cage The Elephant, kicking off July 11 at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA.
The title track from the rockers’ ninth studio album Hot Thoughts went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart in March 2017, their second leader on the survey after “Do You” ruled for three weeks in late 2014. Hot Thoughts peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200.
Watch the “No Bullets Spent” lyric video below.
‘Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon’ tracklisting:
1. I Turn My Camera On
2. Do You
3. Don’t You Evah
4. Inside Out
5. The Way We Get By
6. The Underdog
7. Hot Thoughts
8. I Summon You
9. Rent I Pay
10. You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
11. Got Nuffin
12. Everything Hits At Once
13. No Bullets Spent
See Spoon’s tour dates.
July 11 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
July 13 — George, WA @ The Gorge *^
July 15 — Reno, NV @ Virginia Brewhouse ^
July 16 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater *^
July 17 — Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater *^
July 19 — Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater *^
July 20 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
July 21 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
July 23 — Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *^
July 26 — Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater *#
July 27 — Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion *#
July 28 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
July 30 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
July 31 — Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *#
Aug. 2 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *#
Aug. 3 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater *#
Aug. 4 — Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *#
Aug. 11 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *&
Aug. 12 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
Aug. 13 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
Aug. 15 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *&
Aug. 16 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire *&
Aug. 17 — New York, NY at Forest Hill Stadium *
Aug. 20 — Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center *&
Aug. 21 — Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion *&
Aug. 22 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
Aug. 24 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
Aug. 25 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *&
Aug. 27 — Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
Aug. 29 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
Aug. 30 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&
* = w/ Beck, Cage The Elephant
^ = w/ Starcrawler
# = w/ Wild Belle
& = w/ Sunflower Bean