Spoon Play a House Show to a Room Full of Zombies in “The Hardest Cut” Video

Their tenth album Lucifer on the Sofa is out February 11 via Matador.

It’s been four years since major indie rock band Spoon released their last album Hot Thoughts. Those who’ve eagerly awaited what would come as a follow-up get their answer today with the new single “The Hardest Cut,” which also announces the band’s tenth album titled Lucifer on the Sofa (sounds a lot like me during the past year and a half!). Anyway, the album, co-produced with Mark Rankin, is the first batch of songs crafted in Austin, where the quintet has been based for over 10 years. “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton,” said frontman Britt Daniel. “I spent a lot of 2018 and 2019 listening to ZZ Top.”

The lead single “The Hardest Cut” displays that streamlined grit of rugged guitars tugged with calloused hands. It was the first song written by Daniel with Alex Fischel for Lucifer on the Sofa. The accompanying video matches its white-knuckled rhythm. In it, Spoon plays a house show while several attendees bounce back and forth in a zombie trance. Meanwhile, a knife-bearing man is keeping someone hostage in the room downstairs. Blood is spilled. There’s a cliffhanger. Zombie dancers might be in danger?

Watch it below to see for yourself and pre-order Lucifer on the Sofa here.


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