The Austin, Texas indie band Spoon, or as my friend Tim calls them, Spoons, are scheduled to release their eighth studio album on August 5. The is the first album from Spoon since 2010′s Transference, the new album will be titled They Want My Soul. The band will be playing predominantly U.S. festival dates that is set to commence on June 7th at the Governors Ball in New York City. Until recently, frontman Britt Daniels had been busy with the supergroup Divine Fits.
The latest effort from Interpol, El Pintor, is scheduled to arrive in record stores on September 9. El Pintor (Spanish for the painter) is the follow-up to 2010′s self-titled album. This is the band’s fifth studio album and first since the departure of bassist Carlos Dengler. The NYC based indie band is set to also perform at the Governors Ball, and then hit the road for festival dates throughout the world this summer. Frontman Paul Banks has stayed active as a solo artist, recently he ditched his alter-ego Julian Plenti.
Put both of these bands down as early favorites to end up on line 2 at the 2015 Coachella Music Festival.
Both bands have yet to release video singles and I won’t bore you with those stupid teaser clips. With any luck, as soon as I hit “publish” each of these bands will drop the first single. Until that happens, let’s take a trip in the ‘indie flashback machine’ and watch a video from each band. These are my faves, enjoy! BTW the Governor’s Ball is available on Sirius/XM all weekend, check listings here.
Watch Spoon “Small Stakes” here:
Watch Interpol “The Heinrich Maneuver” here: