For ten years Joshua Zarbo was a member of indie favs Spoon, playing on the band’s critically received album Gimme Fiction, which made Rolling Stone magazine’s Best of 2005 list. With White Stripes economy, the subconscious minimalist pop of “I Turn My Camera On” was used in theVeronica Mars TV series. The following year five Spoon songs were heard in the soundtrack for Stranger Than Fiction. A bassist for over twenty years, Zarbo’s structure and tone were a defining part of Spoon’s garage rock jangle, using the kick drum as a pit-stop for his prominent-yet-subtle style.
Over the years Zarbo has played with dozens of independent artists (The Rite Flyers, John Vanderslice, Tucker Livingston, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves, Jon Simons), and is currently a music teacher at the Lone Star School of Music in Austin, TX.