While I’m sure Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
is a stellar kind of title for Spoon’s long awaited follow-up to Gimme Fiction
, it’s what all that baby talk is slapped across that really matters. Thankfully, months of speculation and nervous suppositions is beginning to pay off, as both the band, and Merge Records
begin the gradual roll-out to July 10th.
Fans of the band can start by pre-ordering Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga HERE
. With your faithful commitment to own, in addition to the 10 songs that comprise Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
(which, we have on good authority is the perfect number of songs for an album), you’ll get hooked up with a limited edition, 22-min EP of extra music.
Us usual, Merge caters to the Vinylphile by providing a coupon with every LP, good for a download of the entire album, and EP.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Tracklist
1. Don’t Make Me A Target
2. The Ghost of You Lingers
3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
4. Don’t You Evah
5. Rhythm and Soul
6. Eddie’s Ragga
7. The Underdog
8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9. Finer Feelings
10. Black Like Me
Both the band and Merge have set up a site that will stream a new song from the record every day until all songs are available for individual play. Check it out HERE
In the Meantime
Spoon will be gigging like mad over the next few months. More summer dates, a fall US tour, and more European shows will be announced soon but in the meantime here's what's solid:
06/10 Chula Vista CA @ KZBT Independence Jam w/ Interpol - FREE SHOW
06/16 Manchester TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival w/ Wilco, Feist, Flaming Lips, etc.
06/29 Calgary AB @ Sled Island Festival w/ Cat Power
07/04 Detroit MI @ Comerica City Fest w/ Yo La Tengo - FREE SHOW
07/05 Milwaukee WI @ Summerfest w/ Violent Femmes
07/11 New York NY @ River to River - Rockerfeller Park - FREE SHOW
08/04 Chicago IL @ Lollapalooza Festival w/ Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol
08/05 Baltimore MD @ Virgin Festival w/ The Police, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc.
08/10 Oslo Norway @ Oya
08/11 Gotebourg Sweden @ Way Out West
08/12 Leicester UK @ Summer Sundae Weekender
08/14 Portugal @ Parades de Coura Festival
08/16 London UK @ Cargo
08/17 Hasselt Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival