Spoon have confirmed their celebrated back catalog will be returning fully to print and become widely available worldwide for the first time on vinyl and CD in 2020 on Matador Records. The Slay On Cue series will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions, encompassing classic albums Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010). “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel. Pre-order HERE.
Today’s announcement is accompanied by a restored and remastered video for Kill The Moonlight classic ‘Small Stakes’, developed from the original 8mm film. “It’s a little glimpse into life in the studio in 2002 during the recording of Kill The Moonlight, filmed by our friend Peter Simonite”, says Daniel.
Watch the remastered video for ‘Small Stakes’ HERE
Kicking off the reissue series are raucous debut album Telephono and the watershed Soft Effects EP, available individually on vinyl and CD for the first time since their original 1996-1997 small run on Matador. The opening salvo of major releases trace the fledgling rock heroes’ mercurial evolution, from the raw sonics and jagged dynamics of Telephono, to the sharp and sophisticated songwriting found on Soft Effects, pointing towards the bright and adventurous future ahead with subsequent Spoon records. A silkscreen cover edition of Soft Effects will also be available, limited to 500 copies on red and blue vinyl each.
The reissue series will be complimented in North America by a limited fan-curated compilation LP, All The Weird Kids Up Front (Mas Rolas Chidas), out August 29th for Record Store Day.
A schedule of the Slay On Cue series release dates can be found below.
Slay On Cue release dates:
Telephono / Soft Effects EP
A Series Of Sneaks / Girls Can Tell / Kill The Moonlight
Gimme Fiction / Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Transference
In 2019 Spoon released Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon to rave reviews, cementing their place as one of the most important and cherished rock groups of the past 25 years. The compilation featured new single ‘No Bullets Spent’, which the band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and enjoyed an extended stay at the AAA radio Top Ten chart.
Elsewhere, Spoon played a monumental 30-date North American tour with Beck and Cage The Elephant, and Fender released the Britt Daniel Signature Telecaster Thinline as part of their artist signature electric guitar series – highlighting the enduring influence of Daniel’s precision-punk style that has helped fuel Spoon to superstardom.