Spirit Phone

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Spirit Phone
Spirit Phone.jpg
Artist: Lemon Demon
Released February 29, 2016
Recorded 2009–2016
Length 59:17, 1:43:15 (with bonus tracks)
Label Self-released (2016), Needlejuice Records (2018)
Producer Neil Cicierega
Links: Purchase original version digitally
Purchase remastered version digitally and physically (Needlejuice Records Bandcamp)
Purchase remastered version physically (Needlejuice Records website)
Miscellaneous audio files
Lemon Demon chronology
Nature Tapes
Spirit Phone

Spirit Phone is Lemon Demon’s seventh album, first released in digital format on February 29th, 2016. It was the first full-length Lemon Demon LP to be released in nearly eight years. The artwork was created by Ming Doyle.

Track listing

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award
  2. Touch-Tone Telephone
  3. Cabinet Man
  4. No Eyed Girl
  5. When He Died
  6. Sweet Bod
  7. Eighth Wonder
  8. Ancient Aliens
  9. Soft Fuzzy Man
  10. As Your Father I Expressly Forbid It
  11. I Earn My Life
  12. Reaganomics
  13. Man-Made Object
  14. Spiral of Ants

Bonus tracks

  1. Crisis Actors
  2. Redesign Your Logo
  3. Pizza Heroes
  4. You're at the Party
  5. Angry People
  6. Geocities
  7. Angelfire
  8. Gravitron
  9. Moon's Request
  10. Sweet Bod (Demo)
  11. Cat Hacks
  12. Cabinet Man (Demo)
  13. Kubrick and the Beast

Cover Art Variations

During the production of Spirit Phone, the cover art went through many renditions until Neil and Ming finally settled on the final version. Seen below are 5 of the different iterations it went through.

The first iteration of the cover
The second iteration of the cover, much closer to the layout of the final version
The third iteration of the cover, a redrawn version of the previous iteration
The fourth iteration of the cover, much closer to the final version with a different coloring

The reference photo for the later iterations of the Spirit Phone cover


  • As part of an April Fools joke, a limited edition 8-track tape was made available during the first week of April in 2019. Continuing the tradition, a limited edition "No Moon No Stars LP" was also released on April 1, 2021. It was all black, unlike Needlejuice's typical colored vinyl, released in a limited run of 100.
  • The tracklist went though many iterations during development. Some tracks considered for Spirit Phone were later released as singles and eventually compiled into the Nature Tapes EP in 2014 (namely Everybody Loves Raymond).