Rock veterans Spoon have released a new single, “No Bullets Spent,” and announced a greatest hits album, Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon.
“The idea of doing a best-of came to us a couple times,” Spoon co-founder and lead singer Britt Daniel explained in a statement. “First I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but at some point I remembered that when I got my first Cure record it was Standing on a Beach. When I got my first New Order record, it was Substance. That was how I met those bands, and I moved backwards from there but I still listen to those comps. I love a greatest hits LP when it’s done well.”
“No Bullets Spent” throws a jangly indie guitar against a muted post-punk bass riff while Daniel howls through the choruses. It makes for a fitting closer to the forthcoming compilation, which collects Spoon favorites from 2001’s Girls Can Tell onwards.
Everything Hits at Once, which was named after a single off Girls Can Tell, is locked in for a July 26 release via Matador Records. Listen to “No Bullets Spent” now: