Spoon has a new project on the way. After releasing 2014’s critically acclaimed They Want My Soul through Loma Vista, sources confirm to Billboard that the Austin-based indie rock heroes will be returning to Matador Records for their ninth studio album, expected in March 2017.
On Sunday (Dec. 11) Spoon shared a clip of a new song called “I Ain’t the One” on an episode of the Showtime drama Shameless. Afterwards, what appears to be the complete audio surfaced online. Check out the minimal, piano-based song below:
Yesterday, Spoon posted an unnamed skull image to its social media accounts, which could be some sort of album art. Matador posted the image as well.
— SPOON (@spoontheband) December 13, 2016
Spoon’s new partnership with Matador is actually a reunion, albeit after a two-decade break. The longstanding indie label released Spoon’s debut LP Telephono and Soft Effects EP in the mid-1990s, before the band split for Elektra to put out 1998’s A Series of Sneaks. Spoon followed with a period of five LPs for Merge Records, during which its sound greatly matured.
Stereogum points out that Spoon has actually played “I Ain’t the One” earlier this year. Below, watch Britt Daniel and keyboardist Alex Fischel perform it in Mexico City.
Reps for the band and Matador had no official comment at publication time. We’ll update this story as we learn more.