Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Spoon Drops Demo For "Mystery Zone"

Spoon @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, from the HAD Archive

Last month, Spoon gave the world a holiday treat with a CD comp of their ever-growing list of free bonus tracks from the band's web site. We snagged the disc (which is fab, btw), and foolishly figured that would be it from the band until the new year. Well, we couldn't have been more wrong!

Only a few days later, the band posted a new bonus: the demo for "Mystery Zone" from the band's Transference. The track is a vastly different take from the final cut, featuring bright, melodic, acoustic guitars, handclaps, and absolutely no ethereal sonic craziness. While we're partial to the album version, we have to say that it's completely boggling to hear how much a tune can change in its transition to the studio.

For those keeping track at home, this puts the count of demos from Transference at four out of twelve. The mp3 is also titled "Mystery Zone - demo1", so maybe there's another in the archives? Either way, we're seriously hoping they keep coming, as this is really starting to get interesting! Check it below...