Listen: Spoon Returns With 'Hot Thoughts' : All Songs Considered The long-running band returns with its ninth album, Hot Thoughts, on March 17. Hear the title track.
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Spoon's Got 'Hot Thoughts' On The Way

Spoon's new album, Hot Thoughts, comes out March 17. Zackery Michael/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Spoon's new album, Hot Thoughts, comes out March 17.

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In a career that spans more than 20 years, Spoon has perfected a kind of ruthlessly airtight efficiency: Every few years, the Austin band returns with a new batch of perfectly compact three-minute pop-rock songs. As consistent as it is beloved, Spoon never fails to hit its mark — delivered forcefully, and with hooks for days.

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On March 17, Spoon returns with its ninth album, Hot Thoughts — and if the title track is any indication, that impeccably chosen palette's got a few new colors. Thanks in part, no doubt, to Dave Fridmann joining the band as a co-producer, "Hot Thoughts" has a rangy, swirly sparkle to it, portending an album that spreads out for a bit of a journey.

Hot Thoughts Track Listing

1. Hot Thoughts

2. WhisperI'lllistentohearit

3. Do I Have To Talk You Into It

4. First Caress

5. Pink Up

6. Can I Sit Next To You

7. I Ain't The One

8. Tear It Down

9. Shotgun

10. Us

Spoon's Hot Thoughts comes out March 17 via Matador.