Back at the start of the year we put together a feature detailing our most anticipated albums of 2013. Under the ‘Speculative’ section we hoped for a new album from Texan art rockers Spoon, with singer Britt Daniel having divulged that the band would meet in February, even while his new band Divine Fits was still touring and working on new material.

Since then all had gone quiet on that front, but those subscribed to Spoon’s mailing list received a very welcome update from the band today. In the brief missive they informed fans that they are “totally in progress” with a new album and that “shit is sounding good,” before listing some names of new songs with typically Spoon-y titles like “The Rent I Pay” and “Naff Bag.” Check out the full update about Spoon and a new Divine Fits single below.

Amigos — a few announcements: first, we are totally in the process of making a new Spoon record. We’ve all been
hanging out at Jim’s a lot the past couple months and we’re still in the writing stages, but the shit is sounding good.

Some of the songs in progress:
The Rent I Pay
Naff Bag
Let Me Be Mine
Modern Girls
I Ain’t The One
Fresh From Your Pages
Give Me It

Meanwhile, Britt just finished a new 2-song single with Divine Fits which should be out soon and there will be a bunch of Divine Fits shows over the next few months:

May 11 – Dallas, TX @ Homegrown Fest
May 25 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
Jun 8 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
Jun 14 – Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph
Jun 16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Jun 19 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
Jul 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
Jul 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre w the Postal Service
Jul 27 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre w the Postal Service
Aug 3-4 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon
Aug 10 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Festival

For tickets: www.divinefits.com/tour
New Britt Daniel facebook page: facebook.com/brittdaniel