Spoon, Metric, the Bravery, and SPIN-approved up-and-comers Hockey rocked Kansas City, MO, Thursday night during local rock radio station KRBZ's "The Night the Buzz Stole Christmas" holiday concert. Spoon (frontman Britt Daniel pictured above) was launching a brief U.S. tour behind their January release, Transference, and came bearing gifts: a handful of new tracks!
Writes SPIN contributor Timothy Finn: "The new stuff showed an affinity for rock and pop music with roots in the late '60s and early '70s -- lots of hard hooks and catchy melodies -- but refined with some idiosyncratic twists."
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