Clocking in at a cool two minutes and change, “Is Love Forever?” is one of the first hints from the new Spoon album Transference — due out in January — that has appeared in recent live shows. The Austin quartet picks up where 2007’s brilliant Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga left off, with brashness and pop finesse intact. The track begins with pulsing power chords, slowly stacking the guitars higher until Daniel’s street-smart growl kicks in, asking “Are you quite certain, love?” with increasing intensity as the song cracks wide open. If this is a sign of Spoon to come, then certainty shouldn’t be a problem.

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“Is Love Forever?”
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