Jim Eno

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Jim Eno
Background information
Born (1966-02-08) February 8, 1966 (age 56)
Rhode Island
OriginAustin, Texas
GenresIndie rock
Years active1992–present
WebsitePublic Hi-Fi

Jim Eno (born February 8, 1966[1]) is the drummer and one of the founding members of the Austin, Texas band Spoon. He is also a record producer and a semiconductor chip designer. Eno is not related to sound engineer and record producer Brian Eno; neither is he related to pianist Roger Eno.


Eno was born in Rhode Island. He studied electrical engineering at North Carolina State University[2] 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.[3]

Eno met the lead singer of Spoon, Britt Daniel, when replacing the drummer of Daniel's former band The Alien Beats.[4] 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).[5] 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.[6]

Starting at the Austin City Limits Festival in 2012 and continuing with SXSW 2013, 2014 and 2015, 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, Rag'n'Bone Man and more.[7]

He was ranked 31st in Stylus magazine's list of fifty greatest rock drummers.[8]

Selected discography as Producer, Engineer, Mixer[9][edit]

Release year Album Artist
2017 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Rag'n'Bone Man
2017 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Spoon
2017 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Mondo Cozmo
2017 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Sohn
2016 From The Forest Came The Fire Dana Falconberry and Medicine Bow
2016 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Everything Everything
2015 Sorry All Over The Place The Kickback
2015 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Twin Peaks
2015 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Courtney Barnett
2015 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Catfish and the Bottlemen
2015 The Chase + Haunted By You Future Islands
2014 Blue Planet Eyes The Preatures
2014 They Want My Soul Spoon
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Haerts
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Magic Man
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Cody Chesnutt
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions The Hold Steady
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Jagwar Ma
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Lucius
2014 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Phantogram
2014 Lies (Track) Wild Cub
2014 Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Track) Phosphorescent
2014 Ritual In Repeat (Track) Tennis
2014 Palmless (EP) Dana Falconberry
2014 Shiner (EP) Mainland
2013 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Willy Moon
2013 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Frank Turner
2013 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions The 1975
2013 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Palma Violets
2013 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Haim
2013 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Joe Banfi
2013 Thr!!!er !!!
2013 Dormarion Telekinesis
2013 The Electric Word The Relatives
2013 Nuestro Camino Dupree
2013 "Bye Bye 17" Har Mar Superstar
2013 "Unofferable" (track) Half Moon Run
2013 Small Sounds EP Tennis
2012 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions The Shins
2012 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Polica
2012 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Michael Kiwanuka
2012 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Father John Misty
2012 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Gardens & Villa
2012 Jim Eno Spotify Sessions Tennis
2012 Arrow Heartless Bastards
2012 Big Station Alejandro Escovedo
2012 Butter Turbo Fruits
2012 Nein! Locas in Love
2012 Self-titled EP RAMESH
2012 Natives Bright Moments
2012 Echoland Echocentrics
2012 Oozy Brownout
2012 Preachers My Jerusalem
2012 Solo - Full Length - TBD Juston Stens
2011 Live Music Strange Boys
2011 Love Notes/Letter Bombs The Submarines
2011 Scandalous Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
2011 The Orientalist Daniel Hart
2011 Give You the Ghost Poliça
2011 Cover Song - TBD Gayngs
2011 I'm Alright Cornell Dupree
2011 Little Raider EP Will Johnson
2011 The King EP Ramesh
2010 Transference Spoon
2010 Animalore Via Audio
2010 Lay Down (Song) John Vanderslice
2009 Got Nuffin' Spoon
2009 Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
2009 Taller Children (Song) Elizabeth & the Catapult
2009 Trepanation Party (Song) Voxtrot
2009 Birds (Song for Multiple Sarcasms) Diane Birch
2008 Chances Are (Remix) Apostle of Hustle
2008 Welcome to the Follow Through Benko
2008 Your Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Sally Crewe
2008 Re-Arrange Us (1 Song) Mates of State
2007 Lynn Teeter Flower Maria Taylor
2007 Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Spoon
2007 Say Something Via Audio
2007 The Spirit of Giving - EP The New Pornographers
2007 Cover Yourself Blues Traveler
2005 Shortly After Take-Off Sally Crewe
2005 Gimme Fiction Spoon
2004 Trying to Never Catch Up (Bonus Tracks) What Made Milwaukee Famous
2004 Home, Vol. 4 Bright Eyes
2004 Comedy Horn Zykos
2003 Unite Tonight Those Peabodys
2003 Team Boo Mates of State
2003 Drive It Like You Stole It Sally Crewe
2002 Kill the Moonlight Spoon
2001 Girls Can Tell Spoon
2000 Living on the Outside Eliza Wren
2000 Love Ways Spoon


  1. ^ United States birth records
  2. ^ Mike Krolak, "Dedication and Innovation Take Spoon to the Top," Archived 2007-08-17 at the Wayback Machine Prefix Magazine, retrieved October 17, 2007.
  3. ^ Joe Gross, "Spoon Drummer Takes a Seat at the Mixing Table", Austin 360.com, September 28, 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2007.
  4. ^ James McNally, "Interview with Britt Daniel", Consolation Champs, retrieved March 11, 2008.
  5. ^ Bang The Drum Discography
  6. ^ "R A M E S H". Rameshalwayswins.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  7. ^ [Candice Katz, "Exclusive “Live in the Studio” Spotify Sessions curated by Jim Eno"
  8. ^ "Stylus Magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Drummers", Retrieved October 17, 2007.
  9. ^ "Jim Eno: Discography".