“Written In Reverse,” the first single from Spoon’s eagerly anticipated new album Transference, is now available for purchase via iTunes. The song is also streaming free courtesy of NPR’s All Songs Considered (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120830261 ), who it inspired to predict that Transference “may be Spoon’s best record yet.”
“Written In Reverse” will be released January 5 to independent retail in a 7″ vinyl format featuring the non-album B-side “Mean Red Spider.”
Featuring a just-unveiled cover photo by William Eggleston (http://stereogum.com/archives/spoon_transference_cover_unveiled_102931.html ), Transference will be in stores January 19. The album is now available for pre-order with an exclusive Transference t-shirt at spoontheband.com. Pre-orders placed by December 15 will receive the unavailable-elsewhere T-shirt in time for the holidays.
Spoon will wrap up 2009 with a series of appearances at radio shows followed by a one-off headlining New Years Eve extravaganza with support from Jay Reatard at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater. For further information on upcoming Spoon shows, see below and continue to check back at spoontheband.com.
SPOON DEC. 2009-FEB. 2010 CONFIRMED DATES:
12/03/09 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
12/04/09 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
12/11/09 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
12/12/09 – La Jolla, CA – RIMAC Arena
12/31/09 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
02/14/10 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
02/15/10 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
02/16/10 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
02/18/10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
02/19/10 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
02/20/10 – Berlin, Germany – Frannz Club