See the Spooky Side of Chelsea in Spoon's Latest Video
Walking the deserted streets of Chelsea's gallery district can feel a bit like a ghost town after everyone goes home for the night, but the latest video from indie rock band Spoon shows some otherworldly characters emerging from the shadows to haunt the High Line. Watch as polka-dotted sprites and well-meaning wolves take a walking tour of Chelsea:
"Can I Sit Next to You" is a single from the upcoming "Hot Thoughts", their first album since 2002. While the monsters may offer a new spin on the tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" and the bicycling skeletons are reminiscent of residents of Halloween Town in the "Nightmare Before Christmas", the song itself is classic Spoon, for better or worse. Much like the recent memeable experiment in machine learning that can draw its own version of a cat after studying thousands of other cat photos, "Can I Sit Next to You" hits all classic Spoon hallmarks as if conjured up from an algorithm, with stilted guitars and staccato vocals chugging along like a wind-up toy. This may be an intentional throwback to vintage Spoon, as the title track "Hot Thoughts" goes in an entirely new direction.
Looking to catch Spoon live? They're touring the UK at the moment and will be back in NYC at the Panorama Music Festival on Randall's Island this summer.