LISTEN: Ten Years Out, Spoon Announces Deluxe Reissue of “Gimme Fiction”
You can hear a home demo of “Was It You?” and check out the oral history of the 2005 landmark release now.
Prior to “I Turn My Camera On” becoming the hit of their career, Spoon was just another underrated band from Austin, surviving in part off of residuals from the placement of “The Way We Get By” in an episode of The O.C., and not from, say, sales of A Series of Sneaks, which was a release littered with turmoil.
Five albums into their career, Gimme Fiction was the breakthrough that the band had been waiting for (but may have never expected to actually get), and it successfully secured their status as a mixtape-essential evergreen act still providing quality music to this day.
In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the album’s release, Spoon has announced and detailed a special deluxe reissue of Gimme Fiction, which includes a remastered version of the original music, dozens of bonus tracks and unreleased demos, and a book containing an oral history of the project. Along with a home demo version of “Was It You?”—available to listen below—the oral history has been shared via the band’s Tumblr, providing answers to such age-old questions as “Which song was Britt Daniel’s mom’s favorite?” and “How good do you have to be to think that “Sister Jack” is just ‘OK’?”
The deluxe reissue of Gimme Fiction is out December 11 via Merge.