Spoon documented a sweltering trio of hometown gigs at Austin, Texas festival SXSW with their new "Hot Thoughts" video. Grainy handheld cameras zoom in on frontman Britt Daniel, who unleashes the song's funky, coiling riffs as stage lights flash onto transfixed audience members.
The band also announced a brief run of co-headlining dates with fellow indie-rockers the Shins. This fall, the groups will unite at four west coast venues: Berkley, California's Greek Theater on September 30th, San Diego's Cal Coast Credit Union on October 1st, Phoenix's Comerica Theater on October 3rd and Morrison, Colorado's iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater on October 5th.
Both bands will launch respective headlining tours behind recently released LPs this month. Spoon will kick off their massive Hot Thoughts trek April 18th in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City; the Shins will promote their fifth album, Heartworms, with a live run beginning April 20th in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Spoon will share stages with several other notable indie-rock acts on tour, including Tennis, the New Pornographers, Belle & Sebastian, Andrew Bird and Twin Peaks.