If you are a fan of Spoon, the longtime alt-rock band that got its start in Austin, then you are undoubtedly a fan of drummer Jim Eno. He and Spoon's lead singer and writer, Britt Daniel, speak the same dry, spacious and extremely inventive language. For our Sense of Place trip to Austin, we visited Eno's Public Hi-Fi studio, where Spoon has recorded a number of its albums — including the new one, which was in progress as we visited.
In Spoon's downtime, Eno has taken on a number of distinctive production projects. They include the Austin R&B revivalists Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, indie rock act Telekenesis and even the organ trio Dupree, which Eno recorded directly to two-track analog tape. We'll talk about Eno's philosophy as a producer, drumming with Spoon and the things he loves in Austin.