The mutual respect between the Heavenly States and indie rock heavy-hitters Spoon is not a new development. The Heavenly States opened for the band during Spoon’s 3-night residency at the Fillmore back in 2008, when Britt Daniel made sure to inform the Fillmore audiences how much he enjoyed the Heavenly States’ Delayer. In fact, I distinctly recall Britt saying during one of the shows that Spoon hand-picked the local band to open because Delayer was “one of the best albums we’ve heard all year.” In our recent interview with the Heavenly States, the band elaborates on the connection with Spoon and Britt’s contribution to the EP.

The Heavenly States – “Model Son”

The new EP (Oui Camera Oui) from the Heavenly States is out now via Hippies Are Dead Records, featuring Britt Daniel on vocals for the second track, “Berlin Wall.” The video for the song premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone and is embedded above, complete with eclectic animation from Kristoffer West Johnson.

For those interested in hearing more, Oui Camera Oui is streaming in full via Aol Music.