I don't know how the hell it happened the past two times, but lately YANP Matt's beat me to the post when it comes to reporting on Spoon things. For anyone that's been keeping up, it's no news that Spoon has been road testing some of their newest songs, and it seems they finally tagged a date for the album those songs are showing up in. Everyone's favorite quartet of everchanging parts (they got a new bassist on this draw) is releasing their sixth full length, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, this summer on July 10. I can't wait until people start asking for that in stores.
- Clarification, Explanation, Justification - Thanks to Ron down in comments and a well-timed mailout from Spoon, turns out Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is the product of "the sound of one of the first songs written for the record, The Ghost of You Lingers." All right so there's a reason to the name, and rumors of Spoon having a secret band child can die off. The email also reminded me that Spoon has some dates coming up in the NE, so if you're around there be sure to check out their site...
Various Songs from Spoon (all songs are right click - save as):
Rhthm and Soul [Live]
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Tracklist:
1. Don't Make Me A Target
2. The Ghost of You Lingers
3. You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
4. Don't You Evah
5. Rhthm and Soul
6. Eddie's Ragga
7. The Underdog
8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9. Finer Feelings
10. Black Like Me
Is all this set in stone? Personally, I hope not. Let's remove three Ga's and run spell check just once more before we call it a day. Though it definitely prompts an "I love ya but....", luckily, Spoon's goodness can't be crippled by a mere title. Tracks like Target and Rhthm and Soul show continued progress with pulls from the Girls Can Tell era - a very good move. If those two songs are any indication of what Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga has to offer, then I can live with that album title...
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