It isn’t too difficult to be a fan of the Austin, Texas based band Spoon. After all, the four piece manages to makes tight, efficient pop/rock tunes behind one of the best voices in music today from Britt Daniel. For their 6th proper full length, the band takes those tight efficient sounds to a new level however.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga as an album title is still about as clear as mud to me, the band does not have a new baby to celebrate, and I still have not heard the exact reasons why they went that route, though I’m betting it has been addressed. So, despite the album title throwing me for a loop, and then my first taste of the album being the dark and moody tune, “The Ghost Of You Lingers”, the album goes nowhere but up afterwards. The sunny, yes I said sunny songs are not only succinct and really incredibly fun, but are short and sweet enough to appeal to those of almost any attention span.
Clocking in at just 36 minutes with 10 songs, and I hate to borrow from PR quote land, but as it was said on the release I received. “We also have it on good authority that 36 minutes is the ideal album length.” And far be it from me to argue, because at the end of this disc I can almost start it over and not be tired of it.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is out July 10th from Merge Records and has already solidified itself on our top album of the year list. Enjoy this song, the only one from the album recorded with Jon Brion.
The photo above was taken during my time at Bonnaroo this past weekend. The entire photoset can be found if you go here. We also sat down and did an interview with Britt and John, the video will be up soon….