TVD Radar: Spoon’s
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 10th anniversary reissue
in stores 10/20

VIA PRESS RELEASE | To celebrate its ten years of existence, Merge has announced a double vinyl reissue of Spoon’s indispensable album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Remastered by Howie Weinberg, it features the studio album on one LP and the 12-track “Get Nice!” EP—previously available only as a bonus CD—on the other, both packaged in a gatefold jacket with updated art. The reissue will be in stores on October 20; pre-order it now in the Merge store, bundled with a t-shirt featuring the prophecy found on the album’s center label.

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga was recorded throughout 2006 in Austin, TX, by the band and Mike McCarthy (except “The Underdog” which was recorded in Los Angeles with Jon Brion). Starting with “Don’t Make Me a Target,” a song that builds on Spoon’s familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier hits, the album quickly moves into uncharted territory with the atmospheric “The Ghost of You Lingers” and moves through several different stylistic changes from the, er, explosive “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb” to the wall-of-sound horns of radio single “The Underdog.” Upon release, critics and listeners alike praised the record, which subsequently received Best New Music status from Pitchfork and cracked the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2007.

This Record is a Hit, as recently restated by Stereogum’s Pranav Trewn: “Every song on Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga sounds like instant canon, as though these were established classics from a previous era that you’ve only heard about but hadn’t actually heard yourself.”

Track listing:
1. Don’t Make Me a Target 2. The Ghost of You Lingers
3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
4. Don’t You Evah
5. Rhthm & Soul
6. Eddie’s Ragga
7. The Underdog
8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9. Finer Feelings
10. Black Like Me

“Get Nice” bonus 12-inch:
1. I Got Mine
2. Be Still My Servant
3. Leave Your Effects Where They’re Easily Seen
4. I Summon You (Cool)
5. Mean Mad Margaret
6. Love Makes You Feel
7. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
8. Tasty Fish
9. Dracula’s Cigarette
10. 1975
11. I Can Feel It Fade Like An AM Single
12. Curfew Tolls

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