While we eagerly await the return of live music, bands are easing fans' minds by releasing (and in some cases, re-releasing) music in quarantine. On Monday (June 29), Spoon announced their Slay on Cue series, which sees the re-release of their catalog, including their debut album Telephono and Soft Effects EP becoming available individually on vinyl and CD for the first time since their original releases in 1996 and '97, respectively.
The band's classic albums A Series Of Sneaks (1998),Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight( 2002), andTransference (2010) will also be re-released in their original editions.
“Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” frontman Britt Daniel explained in a statement.
The series concludes with a fan-curated LP called All The Weird Kids Up Front (Mas Rolas Chidas), out August 29 for Record Store Day.
In addition to the series announcement, Spoon also shared a restored and remastered version of their "Small Stakes" video off Kill The Moonlight, 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," Daniel said of the video.
Watch the "Small Stakes" video below and pre-order albums from the Slay on Cue series via Spoon's official store.
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