The Texan band have let the On-U Sound Records founder and UK dub icon rethink their 10th album, which was released in February, as an “anti-gravity companion” to the original. ‘Lucifer On The Moon (Spoon vs. On-U Sound)’ will be released on Friday (November 4).
Sherwood has twisted and rebuilt the rhythms of the original album for a freshly reimagined version. On ‘The Devil & Mr. Jones’ rework he edits the song’s original pace to a half-time groove.
According to press material, Sherwood “supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section).
“He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes. The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end.”
The first taste of Sherwood’s reconstruction is ‘The Devil & Mister Jones’, which you can stream below now.
‘Lucifer On The Moon (Spoon vs. On-U Sound)’ tracklist:
01. ‘My Babe’
02. ‘On The Radio’
04. ‘The Devil & Mister Jones’
05. ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’
06. ‘Astral Jacket’
07. ‘Feels Alright’
09. ‘The Hardest Cut’
The two bands were on a co-headlining coast-to-coast North American tour, dubbed ‘Lights, Camera, Factions’, which wrapped on September 18 with a show at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon.
On September 14, they played a gig in Paso Robles, California, and during Interpol’s set they were joined by Daniels to perform ‘Next Exit’, from Interpol’s 2004 album ‘Antics’.