The band’s first album in four years drops Aug. 5
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Spoon became one of the greatest American rock bands of its generation by laying a foundation of key musical elements–tight rhythms and nervy riffs, Britt Daniel’s scratchy SOS-pad yelp, lyrics that danced on the edge of inscrutability–and building new worlds out of that core with each new record. The band played with tones and instrumentation that veered from minimalism and rawness (Kill the Moonlight, Transference) to intricacy, breadth and diversity (Gimme Fiction, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga).