Friday, January 16, 2009

John Vanderslice + Spoon = Uber Tasty

Our post about Tiny Telephone's anniversary show got us digging through our John Vanderslice archives, and we stumbled upon this little gem: Way back in 2001 when the indie rock scene was just crawling to it's current mainstream hype levels, and Spoon was still making records at Tiny Telephone, Vanderslice and the boys from Austin did a tour together.

On said tour, the two acts (presumably) forged the bond that continues to exist to this day (Vanderslice guested at Spoon's Fillmore shows last fall). What's more, they went into the studio (at Chris Walla's Hall Of Justice) and took a stab at the title track from Vanderslice's record Time Travel Is Lonely. The results are, well, awesome. We love John's original, but the Spoon versions simply push out it's experimentalism at tad to the point where it's not such a comfortable, well defined arrangement. We likey.

Thankfully, Mr. Vanderslice is hosting all these tasty tracks (From Time Travel Is Lonely, Insound Tour Support 18, and Unreleased, respectively.) on his website for you to enjoy.

mp3: John Vanderslice - Time Travel Is Lonely
mp3: John Vanderslice - Time Travel Is Lonely (feat. Spoon)
mp3: John Vanderslice - Time Travel Is Lonely (fest Spoon, Instrumental Version)