Spoon’s tenth album, ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’, is the band’s purest rock ’n’ roll record to date. Texasmade, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade.
Written and recorded over the last two years - both in and out of lockdown - these songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder and more fullcolour. From the detuned guitars anchoring ‘The Hardest Cut’ to the urgency of ‘Wild’, to the band’s blownout cover of the Smog classic ‘Held’, ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room.
‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ is an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first-take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”