Out Now: Spoon ‘Lucifer on the Sofa,’ Another Solid Album from the Esteemed Indie Rockers (Listen)

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A new album from Spoon is usually a great occasion for the indie/rock scene, as Britt Daniel and his band mates have carved an irreplaceable spot over the years with their rich catalog of classic albums and songs.

The latest, Lucifer on the Sofa, arrived today, Feb. 11, with great anticipation that was sparked when the band introduced it with “The Hardest Cut,” a compelling blast of rock and roll with a music video that was a nod to the horror genre:

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“The Hardest Cut” was followed up by “Wild,” a gritty video depicting Daniel walking a lonely road:

“My Babe” was the third and final pre-release track, shared a few days ahead of the album’s launch date with a live video from the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles:

More on the album and its conception, per a news release:

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.”

spoon lucifer on the sofa

Stream the record below.

Catch Spoon on the road this spring:

4/6 – Boston, MA  – House of Blues #
4/8 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
4/9 – Richmond, VA – The National #
4/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
4/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
4/16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom #
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
4/19 – Chicago, Il – The Riviera Theatre #
4/22 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
4/23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
4/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
4/28 – Wilmington, NC  – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatern#
429 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
5/24 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom *
5/25 – Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
5/27 – Napa, CA  – BottleRock
5/31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up *
6/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
6/3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre *
6/4 – Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *
#with Margaret Glaspy
*with Geese

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