Stream Spoon's New Album!

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Spoon
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William Goodman

Transference, the latest album from Austin, TX, rockers Spoon, doesn't drop until next Tuesday, January 19 -- but you can hear the entire album right now, courtesy of NPR.

In SPIN's January/February issue, contributing writer Melissa Maerz reviews the quartet's new release, issuing it seven-out-of-10 stars. "On their seventh album, [Spoon] re-embrace indie-ness, reviving the live-in-the-studio sound of their early albums," writes Maerz. "Rarely going beyond three chords, Transference is an aural Zen garden: minimalist lines and meticulously rendered patterns anchored by Britt Daniel's brittle cool."

Listen to Transference, then tell us what you think in the comment section below. And catch Spoon on the road this spring with opener Deerhunter. See all dates below.

Spoon tour dates:
3/17, Austin, TX (Stubbs / NPR SXSW showcase) %
3/18, New Orleans, LA (Republic) %@
3/19, Birmingham, AL (Workplay Soundstage) %@
3/20, Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle) %@
3/22, Washington, DC (9:30 Club) %@
3/23, Washington, DC (9:30 Club) %@
3/24, Richmond, VA (The National) %@
3/26, New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall) %@
3/27, Boston, MA (House of Blues) %@
3/29, Toronto, Ontario (Sound Academy) %@
3/30, Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Theater) %@
4/01, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom) %^
4/02, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue) %^
4/03, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue) %^
4/05, Denver, CO (Ogden Theater) %^
4/06, Denver, CO (Ogden Theater) %^
4/07, Salt Lake City, UT (In the Venue) %^
4/09, Seattle, WA (Moore Theater) %^
4/10, Seattle, WA (Moore Theater) %^
4/11, Vancouver, British Columbia (Orpheum Theater) %^
4/13, Oakland, CA (Fox Theater) %^% with Deerhunter@ with the Strange Boys^ with Micachu and the Shapes

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