October 28, 2021

Spoon - "The Hardest Cut"

Spoon have announced Lucifer On The Sofa, their first new record in five years, and it's out in February. 

For nearly two decades, Spoon has been one of the most consistent bands in indie rock. They've always had a knack for churning out high-quality guitar-driven rock songs that fit the bill for no-frills rock and roll. They don't add over-blown solos into the mix and they stick to the basics better than almost anyone. Today they return with the announcement of the follow-up to 2017's Hot Thoughts by dropping the killer new song "The Hardest Cut." It's a classic sounding Spoon song that hits with pointed guitar riffs and crips percussion that hits a groove and rocks hard. According to lead singer Britt Daniel, it's "the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton." There is a gnarled riff that grounds the song and a hard, locked-in drum beat that gives it a pulse, but the what the song does best is pack everything into a tight, solid jam. Yes, there is a guitar solo here, but it's compressed into a tight moment that unleashes pure fire before re-joining the groove.

Lucifer On The Sofa is out February 11 on Matador.

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