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Spoon, night one

Spoon’s Britt Daniel, during an early set that included “Before Destruction,” “I Saw the Light” and “The Underdog.” (All photos by Ernest Jasmin).

I’m a slacker when it comes to Texas alt-rock band Spoon, having jumped on the veteran outfit’s bandwagon only a decade late. And to be honest, I was only on the edge of that bandwagon until just a few weeks ago. Sure, I enjoyed the band’s fifth and sixth albums “Gimme Fiction” and “GaGaGaGaGa,” but I wasn’t truly hooked until I got my hands on the new “Transference” disc, which hit stores in January.

It showcases a grittier turn in band leader Britt Daniel’s songwriting that gradually drew me in until I became totally obsessed. Lately, I’ve related most to “Before Destruction,” the world-weary track the quartet – also bassist Rob Pope, keyboard player Eric Harvey and drummer Jim Eno – kicked off with Friday night at Seattle’s Moore Theatre, followed by another album standout, the jammy “I Saw the Light.”
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Spoon interview (audio)

Spoon’s “Transference” is my favorite rock album of 2010 so far, so it goes without saying that I’m stoked to be checking out the first half of the band’s two-night stand in Seattle in a few hours at the Moore Theatre.

And finally I’ve had time to post a few clips from my interview with bassist Rob Pope who last month talked about …

… living in Seattle and the Austin-bred band’s Northwest ties.

… how he joined Spoon after Get Up Kids.

… Spoon’s gradual rise and

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Spoon tour to include two night stand in Seattle

Spoon’s just announced tour will bring the indie rock fave to Seattle’s Moore Theatre on April 9 and 10. The band – known for “The Underdog,” “Don’t You Evah” and other cult hits – will release it’s eagerly awaited new album “The Transference” on Jan. 19. But you can listen to a live stream now, courtesy of NPR, here.