As we mentioned just last week, Spoon have a new LP called Hot Thoughts on its' way to stores via Matador Records. Now, Matador and the band have confirmed the Hot Thoughts release date as March 17 and shared a video for the title track of the album.
Of course, these days any firm release info is almost sure to come with pre-order info. That's true this time around, but this one comes with a very interesting twist. Pre-orders from the band's webstore as well as on the Matador site will be available for a special pruple vinyl edition. A colored vinyl version is nice, certainly not surprising. The added wrinkle is that just two copies will pressed on to green vinyl. There will be just two of these green editions in all the world and the lucky recipients will also receive two tickets to the Spoon show of their choice.
The press release for Hot Thoughts sets the bar pretty high as far as anticipation goes, even referring to the album as "pop as high art." It goes on to read (in part) that . . .
The album marks the reunion of Spoon with Matador as well as producer Dave Fridmann. A video for the title track is below to give you a bit of an idea of what to expect from the new album made with old friends.