Although Spoon news has been a bit sparse since the band's 2007 album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and its subsequent tour, singer and guitarist Britt Daniel has revealed what he's been up to lately.
Turns out, he's been working on demos in Los Angeles with musician/composer/producer Jon Brion. "We're writing together, which is different for me," Daniel said in an interview with Texas Monthly's Jon
Spong. "I’ve never gone somewhere to write with someone. I wrote some
things once with Miles Zuniga (of Austin's Fastball), but that was
more, 'We need a verse, now a chorus.' This is doing things with
individual sounds, things that could become sections of songs."
Spoon previously teamed up with Brion on the track "The Underdog" from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.
According to the article, Spoon has recorded two new songs and has given the album the working title Me and Matty Pickles. But don't get those hopes up too much just yet, because "Daniel plans to convene the band in early March in a studio in
Portland, his home-away-from-Austin for the past four years," Spong writes. "He
predicts he might have a half a record’s worth of songs ready by then.
And he might like how they sound with the band. Or he might not. So the
next long-player won't likely come before 2010."
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