This photo is from the last time Spoon put out an album, in the summer of 2007. They played a free show outdoors (it rained), and we met this charming parrot! That's New York for you, I guess.
This time around, they started off in LA, including a stop over at Morning Becomes Eclectic. There's video of their set, and it's sadly the closest I'll be coming to seeing them any time soon, as I'm lacking the $$ to go to Radio City, and was lacking the time/energy/gumption to stand outside of Mercury Lounge all day today to snag one of 200 tickets. If you have a spare 40 minutes, the KCWB appearance is solid, and has a few older tracks mixed in there:
I've enjoyed their new album, Transference, for the most part. It's much more like their stuff pre-GaGaGaGaGa, which I appreciate - though, my favorite album of theirs is still Kill the Moonlight, and this hasn't changed anything on that front. The album has definitely been growing on me the more times I listen to it. 2010 has so many other good releases coming up, it's pretty exciting. Oh, and I'm a big fan of the cover art/photo for Transference, too. Great saturated colors: