Spoon ready best-of compilation, include new song because that’s the sort of thing cool veteran rock bands do

Spoon ready best-of compilation, include new song because that's the sort of thing cool veteran rock bands do
Photo: Oliver Halfin

Gag me with a Spoon…compilation?

That’s right cool dudes and dudettes: Everything Hits At Once: The Very Best of Spoon, the totally bitchin’, all-killer-no-filler Spoon hits comp of your wildest dreams is coming on Matador on July 26.

It’s got all the golden Spoon favorites you know and love from all over: your car radio, the soundtrack to the melancholy Will Ferrell comedy Stranger Than Fiction, and Scrubs. (Speaking of car radios, “Car Radio” is absent from the tracklist, as are any and all tracks from A Series of Sneaks; however, to the “Sneaks-heads” (as ride-or-die fans of 1998-era Spoon shall henceforth be known), read on for a potential panacea, since you’re no doubt totally buggin’.)

But we all know the greatest hit of all is the BRAND NEW hit you just wrote and recorded to be the crown jewel on your band’s career-summing compilation; and yes, this compilation includes a new Spoon song, “No Bullets Spent.”

The comp also has differing cover art for the digital and physical releases. The vinyl cover is a rad photo of Britt Daniel pointing a Telecaster at the camera like a gun, while the digital art is a photo of a boring-ass tambourine—I think I know which one they want you to buy.

And for those of you who already own all of Spoon’s previous all-killer-no-filler albums and don’t feel the need to buy a disc with a dozen redundant tracks just to acquire that one new song, “No Bullets Spent” is also being released as a limited edition 7-inch — and on the B-side of that 7-inch is “Shake It Off,” which a Matador press release describes as “an A Series of Sneaks era track.” Totally buggin’!

Check out the sure-to-be-timeless “lyric video” for “No Bullets Spent” down below, and quibble about inclusions and absences from Everything Hits at Once’s svelte 12-songs-and-“No Bullets Spent” tracklist below. (No “Jonathan Fisk?” No “The Agony of LaFitte?!?” No “Sister Jack?!!?” No “Written in Reverse????!!!” I could do this all day — I’m totally butt-crazy in love with Spoon.)


Everything Hits At Once tracklisting:

01. I Turn My Camera On
02. Do You
03. Don’t You Evah
04. Inside Out
05. The Way We Get By
06. The Underdog
07. Hot Thoughts
08. I Summon You
09. Rent I Pay
10. You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
11. Got Nuffin
12. Everything Hits At Once
13. No Bullets Spent

PSSST. Hey: did you think Spoon, those infamously hard-partying and harder-touring Texans (and actually I made up the hard-partying part) would drop this comp without also dropping a ridiculously huge number of tour dates on the world which I have also listed below? AS IF!

Spoon tour dates:

07.11.19 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater - Ridgefield, WA *^
07.13.19 - The Gorge - George, WA *^
07.15.19 - Virginia Brewhouse - Reno, NV ^
07.16.19 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA *^
07.17.19 - Five Point Amphitheater - Irvine, CA *^
07.19.19 - Park Theater - Las Vegas, NV *^
07.20.19 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, CA *^
07.21.19 - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ *^
07.23.19 - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater - Denver, CO *^
07.26.19 - Austin 360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX *#
07.27.19 - The Dos Equis Pavilion - Dallas, TX *#
07.28.19 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX *#
07.30.19 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO *#
07.31.19 - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island - Chicago, IL *#
08.02.19 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH *#
08.03.19 - DTE Energy Music Theater - Detroit, MI *#
08.04.19 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Indianapolis, IN *#
08.11.19 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON *&
08.12.19 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY *&
08.13.19 - Darien Lake Amphitheater - Darien Center, NY *&
08.15.19 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA *&
08.16.19 - Bank of New Hampshire - Gilford, NH *&
08.17.19 - Forest Hill Stadium - New York, NY *
08.20.19 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ *&
08.21.19 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ *&
08.22.19 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD *&
08.24.19 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh, NC *&
08.25.19 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC *&
08.27.19 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Birmingham, AL *&
08.29.19 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL *&
08.30.19 - Coral Sky Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL *&

* = Beck, Cage The Elephant
^ = Starcrawler
# = Wild Belle
& = Sunflower Bean

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