Spoon- Do You [Video]

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Spoon’s not the sort of band you’d expect to last very long during the Armageddon (no offense, but my money would be on a metal band, with a name like “Requiem”), but the band clearly has post-apocalyptia on the mind. The music video for “Do You,” the first single off the forthcoming They Want My Soul, opens on a battered, if nonplussed, Britt Daniel as he drives through a city in shambles, a girl in the backseat. The cause of the chaos is later revealed to be towering toddlers; somebody blew up the kids, and they’re cutting a wide swath of destruction downtown. The song itself is radiant, infectious, and yet vaguely melancholy, reminiscent of earlier releases by the band, such as Give Me Fiction and A Series of Sneaks. It also captures the springiest parts of 2007’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. If “Do You” is indicative of the rest of the album, Spoon’s place as indie-rock stalwarts/pioneers is secure. Sure the kids are coming up from behind, but it’s really not the end of the world.


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