Jim Eno behind the board at Public Hi-Fi
February 8, 1966 |
|Associated acts||Spoon, The Alien Beats|
Eno was born in Rhode Island. He studied electrical engineering at North Carolina State University and worked as a hardware design engineer at Compaq Computer Corporation in Houston before moving to Austin in 1992 to design microchips for Motorola. Since joining Spoon he has also worked for Metta Technology as an electrical engineer, but has worked entirely in music since mid-2006.
Eno met the lead singer of Spoon, Britt Daniel, when replacing the drummer of Daniel's former band The Alien Beats. He owns and operates a studio called Public Hi-Fi in Austin, Texas, where the band has often recorded. He has co-produced albums for Spoon and has produced albums for other bands, including !!!, Heartless Bastards, The Relatives and The Strange Boys (discography below). Eno is also an accomplished engineer, working alongside producers Tony Visconti and Steve Berlin. He recently produced two songs for the solo debut of former Voxtrot frontman, Ramesh Srivastava, and mixed all three of the "EP 1" songs.
Starting at the Austin City Limits Festival in 2012 and continuing with SXSW 2013 and 2014, Jim Eno has been curating exclusive sessions for Spotify. Artists featured include: The Shins, Palma Violets, Father John Misty, The 1975, Phantogram, Poliça, Jagwar Ma, The Hold Steady and more.
He was ranked 31st in Stylus magazine's list of fifty greatest rock drummers.
- United States birth records
- Mike Krolak, "Dedication and Innovation Take Spoon to the Top," Prefix Magazine, retrieved October 17, 2007.
- Joe Gross, "Spoon Drummer Takes a Seat at the Mixing Table", Austin 360.com, September 28, 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2007.
- James McNally, "Interview with Britt Daniel", Consolation Champs, retrieved March 11, 2008.
- Bang The Drum Discography 
- "R A M E S H". Rameshalwayswins.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- [Candice Katz, "Exclusive “Live in the Studio” Spotify Sessions curated by Jim Eno"
- "Stylus Magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Drummers", Retrieved October 17, 2007.
- "Jim Eno: Discography".
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