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Spoon’s Britt Daniel talks about the return of rock & roll on his band’s new ‘Lucifer on the Sofa’

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21min 53sec
Photo: Oliver Halfin

It might sound like hyperbole, but it's a defensible enough opinion: Spoon is the most consistently great American band of the past 25 years.

Again, there's plenty of evidence to back that up - most notably the now ten full-length albums during that time with the release this month of Lucifer on the Sofa. It's the first in five years from the band, an extended period by their standards, and it finds them sounding like a rock & roll band once again with the return to prominence of guitars and riffs in the music.

Jeremy Petersen talked to frontman Britt Daniel about that shift and the circumstances surrounding the creation of the new album, including the band's return to Austin for both the recording and as a home base. Also: swagger. Where does it come from? Can it be learned?

Stream the full session (interview + live takes on three new songs) by clicking LISTEN NOW at the top right of the page, and watch Spoon's exclusive performances of the new song "Wild," plus "Inside Out" (a standout from 2014's They Want My Soul), recorded at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY below.

Songs performed:

  • "The Hardest Cut"
  • "Wild"
  • "My Babe"
  • "Inside Out"