While The Spoons occasionally performed last year, the electro-pop group haven't released a new studio album since 1988's Vertical Tango. However, it appears that the band might issue a new record of songs that were never released.
Although nothing is confirmed, singer Gordon Deppe posted a message on The Spoons' website earlier this week about the idea that he's toying with.
"I've put together one killer compilation of unreleased Spoons songs," he says. "It could be the best album of songs we never put out. It covers the time roughly between 1983 and 1985 and really stands out as an amazing piece of work."
Deppe plans on packaging the release properly to make it available to fans, though there's no word on whether it would be released through a label or via digital download. The songs were decided upon after Deppe spent time viewing the site's message boards and figuring out fans' favourite songs that never made the final cut on the group's albums and Tell No Lies EP. Songs that could be included and that Deppe mentioned are "Love Drum," "Show & Tell," "Unpremeditated Love," "Young English Gentleman," "No Promises," "The Neutral Line," "Bending," "In The Hands Of Money," "World In Motion," "Last Of The Great Pretenders" and "2,000 Years."
The Spoons released a greatest hits package in 1994 and Linus issued a Live In Concert DVD last year that featured performances from two gigs: a 1982 concert in Toronto and a 1984 show in Montreal.
The members of the band have also been busy with other projects. Deppe, who programs the '80s channel for the Galaxie digital music service, is currently working in The Lost Boys and Thread.