Austin Texas' indie darlings Spoon are poised to release another dose of their captivating musical spell with their new album "Transference" out next Tuesday (Jan 19th). Spoon is one of my favorite bands of all time, so there's no doubt that I'm extremely excited that they have a new album coming out. This time though, there is no major producer coming in and polishing the edges off of this raw and choppy collection of songs. Singer/Guitarist Brit Daniel must have caught the producing bug after producing White Rabbit's latest album "It's Frightening". That said, they still have their minimalist/experimentalist hats on and deliver on all the goods that you'd expect from a Spoon album and then some.
All of those classic spoon jams that we all love, from "The Way We Get By" to "My Mathematical Mind" to "Don't Make Me a Target" have all flirted with the dynamic combo assault of piano and guitar. On "Transference" the guitar and piano parts are intertwined like never before and will have you reveling in the pure delight of Spoon sound. Those looking for the ultra-sheen polish of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga won't find it here, but Spoon never has been about high gloss production, it's been about heart, and pitch perfect arrangement and instrumentation all of which "Transference" has in spades.