The Alien Beats

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The Alien Beats is a band created by Britt Daniel.

Before creating Spoon, Britt Daniel toyed around with a few musical acts in the Austin area.[1] After his stint with Skellington, fellow KTSB (now KVRX) DJ Brad Shenfeld asked Britt if he would be interested in starting a country / rockabilly band. Britt declined, but then called Brad back a week later and agreed. Britt played bass and Brad played guitar; they both shared vocal duties. They called the band The Alien Beats. During a demo recording session drummer Jim Eno was brought in as a fill-in when the original drummer could not make it. Jim soon after became the band's permanent drummer.[2] This association led to the formation of Spoon in the following year.


Cavin' In
EP by The Alien Beats
Released 1993
Genre Indie rock
Length 9:48
Label Syncretic Records

Cavin' In

  1. "Cavin' In" - 3:13
  2. "Under The Table" - 2:07
  3. "Time Won't Tell" - 4:28


Britt Daniel wrote and sang lead for track 2: "Under The Table".


  1. Raoul Hernandez, "Drake Tungsten and His Boy Skellington." The Austin Chronicle, January 25, 1999. Retrieved October 17, 2007.
  2. James McNally, "Interview with Britt Daniel", Consolation Champs, retrieved March 11, 2008.