Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoon have shared ‘My Babe,’ alongside their new album Lucifer On the Sofa via Matador Records / Remote Control Records. ‘My Babe’ is a song of contrast. What begins as a sentimental ballad with a heartbreaking piano melody yields to an exuberant chorus with a proclamation of sheer bravado.
Hailed by Time magazine as “one of the greatest American rock bands,” Spoon previously shared the visceral and vivid track ‘Wild‘ a song Stereogum says “demands to be played from rooftops”. It follows ‘The Hardest Cut,’ which Rolling Stone called “a straight up epic rock song.”
Lucifer On the Sofa was co-produced by Spoon and Mark Rankin (Adele, Queens of the Stone Age) and features contributions from Dave Fridmann and Justin Raisen. It’s the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade and bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”