November 30, -0001 in Austin
Austin, TX, United States
Austin, TX rock band
Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas. The band was formed in late 1993 by lead singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. Current members also include: Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) and Rob Pope (bass, backing vocals - replaced Joshua Zarbo in 2007). After releasing their debut LP Telephono on Matador Records, the band signed with Elektra in 1998, but the contract was dropped soon after the band released A Series of Sneaks. In response the band released a two-song single titled The Agony of Laffitte (referring to Elektra A&R man Ron Laffitte). Eventually they signed to Merge Records.
Thoughts on Songs with Spoon
Bright, setting a scenary of regularity, just someone chilling in his apartment with the usual things that accompany him during that activity, and then wordering who would like to hear a song deify such a scenary. Then the third line kicks in, just noting how magnificent this picture is.
3 stories in parallel, the one of the man having to run a band and all the factors and effects that go with it, another of the girl that he's in love with which may not be the brightest but she's the one, and the one of that man that passed for a moment from his life, pointing out the facts to him...
Bathed in bipolarity it's mainl'y a political song, although most of its time it's about letting yourself go and having a nice time, then he throws out some bitter comments of political nature, perhaps mirroring how is one facing the whole problem, or maybe how he should be facing it...