While its slacker neighbors in Austin were busy making Gordian prog-punk or bluegrass covers of Snoop Dogg tracks, Spoon obsessed with the Pixies, overachieved, and got a major indie (and then a major) deal out of it. As it got dropped from Elektra and dropped the "The Agony of Laffitte" single in response, so too did Spoon begin to shed those unwanted pounds. The first thing to go was frontman Britt Daniel's Black Francis fat suit, resulting in Spoon's svelte and wiry (the band even covered British art... More >>>