The adage goes that everything is bigger in Texas. Sure, Spoon may spartanly get by on the core songwriting skills of Britt Daniel and Jim Eno, but give credit to fellow Austinites Sound Team, which triples those ranks and gets similarly terse results. Originally a four-track recording project between guitarist Matt Oliver and bassist Bill Baird, the Team now rolls six deep. The additional membership paid off, though, as it gives the band a great deal of latitude with sound and texture. With a half-dozen instruments vying for space, there's surprisingly not a wasted or... More >>>