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Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas with a wide underground following.
The band was formed in 1994 by lead singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. The name Spoon was chosen as a respectful salute to the 1970s German avant-garde band Can whose hit record "Spoon" was the theme song to the movie Das Messer. Incidentally, the film title translates to another utensil - the Knife.
Spoon signed with Elektra Records in 1998, but the contract was dropped soon after the band released A Series of Sneaks. In response to being dropped, Spoon released a two-song EP titled The Agony of Laffitte, referring to Elektra A&R man Ron Laffitte, and were eventually signed to Merge Records, although their work is released through Matador Records in Europe.
After the release of their more recent albums, Spoon has been met with widespread critical acclaim. Girls Can Tell, released in 2001, sold more copies than both their previous releases combined. Kill the Moonlight accomplished the same feat a year later.
Their latest album, Gimme Fiction, was released on May 10, 2005 on Merge...
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members|| Britt Daniel|