Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoon have shared “My Babe,” the third and final advance listen of their forthcoming album Lucifer on the Sofavia (Matador Records). “My Babe” is a song of contrast. What begins as a sentimental ballad with a heartbreaking piano melody yields to an exuberant chorus with a proclamation of sheer bravado
Spoon previously shared the visceral and vivid track “Wild” a song Stereogum says “demands to be played from rooftops” It follows “The Hardest Cut,” which Rolling Stone called “a straight up epic rock song.” The single is currently #1 at AAA radio and you can watch the band play the arena-rock ready song on the February 15th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Tune into the show’s YouTube page after the on-air performance to see the band play even more from their new album.
Find pre-order options for Lucifer On the Sofa HERE. Hailed by Time magazine as “one of the greatest American rock bands,” Spoon will bring the pure rock n’ roll sounds of the highly anticipated new album to stages across the country. The tour dates kick off April 6 in Boston, MA and conclude June 4 in Phoenix, AZ. Along the way the band will make stops in, among other cities, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. In addition the band has a one-off show on February 8 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Special guests Geese and Margaret Glaspy will support on select dates. Tickets are on-sale Friday, January 21 and all dates are listed below.
Lucifer On the Sofa was co-produced by Spoon and Mark Rankin (Adele, Queens of the Stone Age) and features contributions from Dave Fridmann and Justin Raisen. It’s the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade and bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”