Formed in 1980, from the heart of suburbia in Burlington, Ontario, Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne would soon make Spoons a different kind of household word. They would help define the sound of pop and new wave in the 80s with hits including "Nova Heart", "Romantic Traffic", "Old Emotions", and "Tell No Lies". Their album Arias & Symphonies would go on to be named one of the 20 Most Influential Albums of The 80s by The Chart Magazine, and their song "Nova Heart" was recently included in Bob Mersereau's book, "The Top 100 Canadian Singles". Not bad for a bunch of kids from Burlington, Ontario.
Gordon and Sandy are now back, with their brand new album Static In Transmission, their first collection of new songs in over two decades. Both a re-awakening and a creative re-invention of the spirit and energy that the Spoons are known for, Static begins wih the raw techno roots of their early 80s beginnings and slowly morphs towards a very human and emotional climax. With the aid of producer Jeff Carter, the songs seamlessly combine new and vintage sounds and textures to create a truly unique and evocative album that is undeniably Spoons.
Spoons are joined by new synth player Casey MQ, just 19 years of age, and drummer Chris McNeil. With the release of their first single "You Light Up", they are setting the stage to tour this spring, 2011.