Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bonnawho's Who - Spoon

Official Bio (via AllMusic):

Hailing from Austin, TX, Spoon originated in 1994 as a collaboration between Britt Daniel (vocals/guitar) and Jim Eno (drums) and a rotating cast of supporting players. Their hybrid of indie and punk resulted in a number of Sonic Youth and Pixies comparisons after their 1996 debut album, Telephono. Spoon toured with the likes of Pavement, Guided By Voices, Silkworm, and Archers of Loaf before their Soft Effects EP was released in (1997). Following an ill-fated move to Elektra Records which found them being dropped from the label following the issue of their third album, A Series of Sneaks in (1998), Spoon went the indie route with a handfull of seven-inch singles and the The Agony of Laffitte EP in 1999. In fall 2000, the Love Ways EP was released on Merge, paving the way for spring 2001's full-length Girls Can Tell. The album was a critical success, ending up at or near the top of many best of 2001 lists. Spoon released the more musically adventurous follow-up Kill the Moonlight in August of 2002. The band opted for a bigger, darker sound on 2005's Gimme Fiction.

Live On Stage:

Spoon have become a bit of a critic's darling over the last few years. Here they are performing "The Way We Get By" at Stubb's from this year's SXSW.....

Can't really find much in the way of shows to download, but here's a really recent one (via Dimeadozen)....

Spoon - 2007 -04-21 - The Sonar Lounge - Baltimore, MD

Music Videos:

I think they may have been going for the indie-rock version of the classic ZZ Top video for "Legs" with this one for "I Turn My Camera On"....

A few more you might want to watch too....

Sister Jack

Small Stakes

Jonathon Fisk

They may have one of the tougher band names to Google, but head on over to their official website for more info.

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