Indier Than Thou: Go Ga Ga For Spoon

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Go Ga Ga For Spoon

First, I would like to apologize for the title of this post. I am sure that a million music journalists have used this lame type of pun for the new Spoon record entitled "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" but...I just couldn't help myself. And I wanted in or something. I've had second thoughts about writing a post about Spoon, because, I mean....are they really that indie? They are on MERGE-technically an independant label started by the band members of Superchunk in 1989, but, aren't they sort of common knowledge?? possibly not.
Obviously I decided to write the review due to the FACT that the record is soooooAMAZING.
I LOVE "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga". It's like "Summerteeth" era Wilco but Better. Lots of super strummy acoustic guitars and horns galore! I'm not sure about the second track-it doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the ga ga...kinda spacy and pointless...but the rest are GEMs! "Don't You Evah" is sooooo groovy. Kinda Dandy-Warhols esque and WOW the drums and WOW the bass and WOW the guitar and they all come in at different times and fit so well together like a stunningly executed square dance on a Saturday night in some rural small town Ontario. The real ga ga moment, however, is the Jon Brion produced "The Underdog". Did you need a reminder of how awesome 70's era Billy Joel is? This will remind you. But it's new, I mean it sounds cool, not too 70's....jeez, just buy the record already.
p.s. click on the lame title for the link!


Blogger ____________________ said...

Colours! What! I didn't get the memo about using colours. My eyes hurt.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

Man, that should I write about this, is it truly indie stuff is sort of tired. If Spoon suddenly signed to RCA records, would you stop listening to them? It's about the music, not the record company. Plus, if you were really "Indier than I" you would say download the album, not buy the record. S'all good, you'll get there someday. Lawls.

4:59 AM  

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