But their sixth album felt particularly ready to conquer the world. The album’s official anniversary was this past July, but Merge Records just announced a remastered vinyl to be released on October 20, 2017. But it’s an interesting period of “indie rock” to think back on. Once the election happened last year, Janet Weiss, my friend from Sleater-Kinney and a number of other bands, got in touch with me. But I still couldn’t come up with a good way to approach it.
Their previous full-length, 2005’s similarly big-time took the twitchy minimalism they had gotten down to a science and injected it with a swingy, Motown-inflected soul, primarily in service of bittersweet songs about breaking up and feeling lonely and tearing your hair out over George W. In honor of the anniversary, and because talking about anything that happened in 2007 is always a nice break from reality, I sat down with Britt Daniel for a extremely freewheeling chat about commercial appeal, the trickiness of writing political pop songs, and how one casually goes about pronouncing I also started things off with a hot take that admittedly might not have that much of an audience in 2017. Well, like so many Spoon songs, I don’t really know what it’s about, but I know what it’s about for me.Well, the chorus is kind of self-explanatory, isn’t it? Well, I did not internalize that song as being about a newspaper in Memphis.Yeah, and that’s the cool thing about it. For many of the people that I work with that is the goal: commercial appeal. I was reading a recent piece where someone was comparing — sorry, how do say for short? Like, if you just want to refer to it casually.Uh … What is the recording, or the concert sound in that song? She was making a compilation of anti-Trump songs that would come out on Inauguration Day, and she wanted me to be on it. It’s a very different part of your writing brain to access, I would imagine.[The AV Club’s] Sean O’Neal even gave me a title: “Agent Orange.” Which at the time, I hadn’t heard anybody use that term.
Isn’t it named after the piano on “The Ghost of You Lingers”? We remastered it this week, and I wrote to the Merge people and said, “This is a damn good record.” .] Not really. And I remember really, really liking it when we finished it.
“Cherry Bomb,” “Don’t You Evah,” “Eddie’s Raga,” It ends with “Finer Feelings” and “Black Like Me,” and then before that is “Japanese Cigarette Case”… I like “Black Like Me.” I mean, it’s a real good record! But when I did listen to it for the remaster, I was surprised by how much I liked it.
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And then at some point, to me, if there was any formula at all, it was get out of the distorted rhythm guitar.
But I always found that, for me, personally, when I say, “Okay, I’m going to sit down and write something political,” then that’s when it’s …
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