We are in #Austin this weekend talking with people for our next #Sense Of Place that will run during #SXSW. First stop, Spoon drummer Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi studio. We sat on the couch in the control room opposite the giant vintage Neve console and had a fascinating conversation about albums he’s produced (Telekensis, !!!, Alejandro Escovedo and many others), drumming (at it since he was 7) and Spoon. The band was set up in the two story tracking studio and continues work on the new album.

Here’s what we learned: It is headed for a July release. It is produced,as usual, by Jim and Britt working first with Joe Chiccarelli as well as Dave Fridmann which is exciting. Maybe it’s because of the break but Jim says for the first time they have enough songs to pick and choose. What’s it sound like? We hear it’s cinemascopic in a #Spoon kind of way.