Monday, December 7, 2009

Spoon Delivers Transference Cover Art, "My Little Japanese Cigarette Case" Demo

Well, just in case "Written In Reverse" wasn't enough to tide you over until Transference drops in January, Spoon is still looking out for you. The band posted their December bonus track on the band's web site, and it's a lengthy demo take on the band's tune "My Little Japanese Cigarette Case" from 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.

The track (which bears the subtitle "delay demo"), is much longer than the final take, and not only contains more lyrical content, but more instrumental breaks as well. It's a great look into not only how a song can grow, but also just how willing Spoon is to pare down their material, and how much it contributes to their oft-praised minimalism. However, even more interestingly, it continues the band's trend of putting their working process out in the open for all to see - check it out below.

In other news, the band has delivered the cover art for their new record, which you can see above. Much like with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Transference continues the trend of using a vintage photograph for the cover. This time around it's the work of William Eggleston, and from all appearances is keeping right in line with the band's typically killer cover art. We'll say it again: we. can't. wait.

mp3: Spoon - My Little Japanese Cigarette Case (Demo)