A: It does indeed sound like Spoon. Must be something in the water in Austin.
To be fair, they’ve sounded the same for years. Here’s Hey Sweet Lady, from their 2006 album, Trying to Never Catch Up. I think they had an album before that as well, which we got as a promo and doesn’t seem to be listed on their current site. Or maybe the artwork was just different. I only remember it because the name sounded typically Austin-like (e.g. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness or …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead). So, of course I listened to it and liked it, but never got around to reviewing it. Speaking of ILYBICD, it seems like it should be about time for a new album or EP or something, no?