Billboard reports that Austin natives Spoon will be hard at work this summer, recording their next album. Following the immense crossover success of 2002’s Kill the Moonlight and last year’s Gimme Fiction, eyes and ears are open wide for what Britt Daniel and company will deliver next:
Spoon has entered drummer Jim Eno’s home studio in Austin, Texas, to begin work on a new album. According to frontman Britt Daniel, the new Merge set will be released in the first half of 2007 if the foursome finishes recording it by the end of this summer.
The as-yet-untitled effort will be co-produced by Mike McCarthy, who helped helm the band’s last three albums (2005’s “Gimme Fiction,” 2002’s “Kill the Moonlight” and 2001’s “Girls Can Tell”). Though the songs so far have been penned on piano and guitar, the band has “found and captured” a number of new instruments to incorporate into the arrangements.
“We’re busy looking for instruments we’ve never played before. So far we have an electric harpsichord, a bunch of harmonicas and these weird Japanese instruments,” Daniel tells Billboard.com…