Spoon

First Fleet Concerts & ALT 106.3 Presents:

Spoon

Thu, June 28, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Wooly's

Des Moines, IA

$40.50 - $46.00

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This event is all ages

Spoon
Spoon
Hot Thoughts, Spoon’s 9th album, is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of their career, though keep in mind,Britt Daniel has already overseen a number of other reincarnations. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have madethebandboth critically acclaimed and a commercial contender,preconceptions aboutSpoonare about to beobliterated. That’s not to sayHot Thoughtsdoesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms —WE DIDN'T SAY THIS WAS A DIFFERENT BAND(thoughthisis the first Spoon album with no acoustic guitar) —butthere’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genre-smasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.The ten songs onHot Thoughtsrun the gamut from the kaleidoscopicopeningtitle track (as tone-setting as say, “Dirty Mind” for thealbum it commences) through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It”and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You"to thebittersweetness of “I Ain’t The One” and thedeadpan swing of “Tear ItDown” —less the telling of an apocalyptic vision and more what Daniel describes as a song about “empathy forstrangers.”Ample recognition should be tossed in the direction of Dave Fridmann, whose wizard-level ingenuity has brought adiabolical sheen to the band’s swagger (there may bemany great ways to occupy one’s time in Cassadaga, New York,but we do know that holing up at Fridmann’s studio to make a masterpiece is one of them).Without question, the prior works of Daniel,drummerJim Eno,bassistRob Pope and no-longer-a-secret weapon Alex Fischel have scaledsome lofty heights (from1996 debut LPTelephono,1998’sA Series Of Sneaks,2001’sGirls Can Tell,2002’sKill The Moonlight,2005’s recently reissuedin deluxe 10th anniversary grandeurGimme Fiction,through the trifecta of U.S. Top 10 albums that wasGa Ga Ga Ga Ga(2007),Transference(2010) andThey Want My Soul(2014),you’re talking about a winning streak that’s nothingshort of Mayweather-esque), butHot Thoughtsis a daring, futuristic chapter in the Spoon story. Daniel’s spot in thepantheon of rock's genius songwriters was establishedlong ago—but withthe crackling, incandescent, multi-dimensional backdrop conjured onHot Thoughts, the lines between accessible and experimental become non-factors foronce and all.It’s pop as high art,delivered with total confidence and focus.
Venue Information:
Wooly's
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://woolysdm.com/