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March 29, 2017

This Song: Spoon

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Spoon pretty much owned the SXSW Music Festival this year and during that week Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel stopped by and talked with Elizabeth McQueen about from where they drew their inspiration for their new release “Hot Thoughts.”  During the conversation they touched on Bruce Springsteen’s elevating sax solos, the guitar energy of The Wipers, Dr. Dre’s synth sounds and how audio — and not necessarily lyrics — can transmit powerful emotions.

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