Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavilion Shows Confirmed
New Album Out March 17 on Matador Records


© Zackery Michael

In anticipation of its forthcoming ninth album heralded by a title track that “rises and falls like an orchestral disco opus” (Rolling Stone), Spoon has launched the “Hot Thoughts” Aura Reader app.

While the Aura Reader name may sound intimidating, the way the web app works is actually quite simple: A fan creates a Spoon Spotify playlist, the Aura Reader analyzes that playlist then creates a individualized version of the Hot Thoughts album cover with different colors in the artwork’s signature watercolor skull, creating a reflection of each fan’s own… wait for it… hot thoughts.

The customized Hot Thoughts skulls can then be used by fans as avatars on Twitter, Instagram, and various other social media.

To use the Spoon Hot Thoughts Aura Reader, go to http://aura.spoontheband.com

To pre-save the album on Spotify, go here: http://bit.ly/2lhcqTo

Spoon will release Hot Thoughts March 17 on Matador Records. Reuniting the band with the label that released their 1996 debut, Telephono, and following on Spoon’s streak of three consecutive Top 10 albums – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Transference (2010) and They Want My Soul (2014) – Hot Thoughts is nothing short of an epic. Co-produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann, the quartet has created the bravest, most sonically inventive work of the catalogue that has made it the most critically acclaimed act of the first decade of the new millennium (http://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-music-of-the-decade). Within the space of 10 songs, Hot Thoughts creates a musical universe of its own, with individual worlds ranging from the kaleidoscopic opening title track-available to stream here or as an instant download with all pre-orders placed at http://smarturl.it/Spoon_Hot_Thoughts – through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You” to the bittersweetness of “I Ain’t The One” (which recently received a surprise reveal in the penultimate episode of the current season of Showtime’s Shameless) and beyond.

Those in search of new Spoon vinyl can celebrate Valentines Day by pre-ordering exclusive heart-red vinyl at local indie record stores. Exclusive purple vinyl is available at the Matador online store, while various merch bundles featuring vinyl LPs are available directly from Spoon. Details on all vinyl options can be found at http://www.spoontheband.com/.

Spoon has also confirmed a three-night release week SXSW residency for which the band will resurrect the original, classic Austin venue Emo’s location, currently referred to as “The Main,” on March 14, 15 and 16. The band will curate a unique line up each night and will stubbornly be referring to the venue as “Eno’s.”

Spoon has also confirmed additional dates of the impending Hot Thoughts world tour, including a just announced pair of shows with Belle and Sebastian July 30th at Merriweather Post Pavilion (tickets on sale February 17 at Ticketmaster.com) and August 6th at the Hollywood Bowl (http://bit.ly/2lwPJvm for more info). Please continue to check Spoontheband.com for updates.

Live 2017
6/27/17 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
6/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School
6/30/17 – London, UK – O2 Forum
7/07/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival

7/14-16/17 – Louisville, KY — Forecastle Festival
7/15-16/17 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
7/28/17 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival
7/30/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion**
8/06/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*

** with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
* with Belle and Sebastian