Last year, the indie rock veterans Spoon delivered their first greatest hits compilation called Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon. It included a new single called “No Bullets Spent” and also sparked the band digging through the archives, releasing a handful of demos and rarities. And now, they’re reissuing much of their back catalog as part of their latest retrospective series Slay On Cue. This new campaign will bring much of their classic albums to vinyl and CD for the first time worldwide and since their original release. We will see reissues in their original editions of the first seven Spoon albums, plus two limited editions of the Soft Effects EP with its original vinyl-only artwork.
First off in the series, are the band’s debut album Telephono and the following Soft Effects EP, which will both arrive on July 24, via Matador. Later, we will see reissues of A Series of Sneaks, Girls Can Tell and Kill the Moonlight, which will be released August 14, while reissues of Gimme Fiction, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and Transference will be released on September 11. Plus the band will be releasing a new fan-selected greatest hits album called All the Weird Kids Up Front (Mas Rolas Chidas), which will serve as a companion piece to last year’s compilation and will be out on Record Store Day, August 29.
Following the announcement, the band also uploaded a restored and remastered video of “Small Stakes,” which frontman Britt Daniel described as being “A little glimpse into life in the studio in 2002 during the recording of ‘Kill The Moonlight,’ filmed by our friend Peter Simonite.” Check it out below.