Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Spoon’s New Album And Were About To Ask

Title: Transference
Mastered: September 18, 2009
Formats: CD / LP
Length: 43:06
Personnel: Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey, Rob Pope

What was the band listening to when they were making this record?
ACDC ‐ Dirty Deeds
Prince Buster ‐ Wreck a Pum Pum
David Bowie ‐ Low
The Damned
Sister Nancy
Micachu and the Shapes
Eddie Current Suppression Ring Warsaw
Bob Dylan
Cliff Martinez

Since their last album, the band:
played its second Mergefest in Chapel Hill
played on Saturday Night Live
went to Japan three times
played in Austin 10 times
played in Chicago 8 times
played in Fayetteville once
played shows in Portugal, Spain, Germany, England, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

The only place in the world where Spoon’s local booking agent doesn’t want the band to play more than once per album: Australia

Also since the last album:
Jim produced a lot of stuff, including the album by Black Joe Lewis.
Rob toured extensively with The Get Up Kids and wasn’t able to see his dog Petty enough.
Britt produced an album by the White Rabbits
Rumors of Eric Harvey’s affair with Amy Winehouse were officially put to rest

Transference is the shift of emotions, especially those experienced in childhood, from one person or object to another.
It can also simply mean the act or process of transferring. For instance, from one recording medium to another.
With Transference, Britt Daniel’s mom says she’s worried Spoon is getting “too metal.” 5 of the 11 songs on Transference are the original demos.

How’s it different from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga?
it keeps more to itself
it’s got more low notes in it
some say it’s more orange
furthermore, some say there’s not a single bridge on it

An excerpt from a recent post on the band’s website:
Here it is a generation later, I’ve never been asked to be in another wedding party again, and I’m writing to tell you how me and Jim and Eric and Rob have just finished an album and that we’re calling it Transference. This is the first record we’ve made without a producer or heavy of any kind and I don’t know for sure because I’ll never hear this record in the same way that someone who didn’t make it will, but I think you can tell it. I can. When I listen to it I think, hey, that’s how I woulda done it! Which is really what you wanna to hear from a band, isn’t it? It feels like pure Spoon. Love, Britt

1. Before Destruction
2. Is Love Forever?
3. The Mystery Zone
4. Who Makes Your Money 5. Written In Reverse
6. I Saw The Light
7. Trouble Comes Running
8. Goodnight Laura
9. Out Go The Lights
10. Got Nuffin
11. Nobody Gets Me But You