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Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Old 06-05-14, 03:26 PM
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Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Spoon have announced the follow up to 2010's Transference. As NPR Music reports, it's called They Want My Soul and arrives August 5 via new label Loma Vista. (Spoon were formerly signed to Merge.) For the first time, the band worked with outside producers: The record was begun by Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, My Morning Jacket) before being finished by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Sparklehorse). It also features contributions from new Spoon member Alex Fischel, who played with Daniel in Divine Fits.

Spoon have also been teasing something called "R.I.P." that will be revealed on June 10.

An interview with NPR Music features clips from new songs "Knock Knock Knock", "Inside Out" the title track, and a cover of Ann-Margret's "I Just Don't Understand", which Daniel originally recorded for Rookie before deciding to save it for the album. (He ended up covering a different song for Rookie.)

With NPR, Britt Daniel discussed the band's hiatus. "Between 2001 and 2010, we put out five records, which is not a lot by '60s standards. But in terms of today's standards, it's pretty fast," he said. "I mean, especially since concert promoters run the business now. And that's the way you make money, is doing shows, you know? So we just needed a break. And when we got back together, I felt that that break was a good thing. And we were all excited about playing again."

Daniel also said that the title track is inspired by "a guy who used to beat me up as I was walking home from middle school," who also inspired 2002's "Jonathan Fisk". He added, "It's a song about religious pretenders, manipulators, educated folksingers, people that bring me down." But, not to worry: He and his middle school bully ended up becoming friends later in life. "He became a big Spoon fan," Daniel said.

The band are on tour now:

Spoon:

06-05 Porto, Portugal - Optimus Primavera Sound
06-07 New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival
06-14 Vancouver, British Columbia - CBC Music Festival
06-21 Toronto, Ontario - NXNE Festival
06-22 Minneapolis, MN - Walker Art Center
06-26-28 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
07-12-13 Telluride, CO - The Ride Festival
07-18 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-25 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
08-02 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
08-10 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08-17 Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
08-30-31 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival
09-05 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09-07 Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
10-03-05 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10-10-12 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival

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Just in time for my birthday! I'm so excited.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

08-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

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08-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Yikes
On my birthday, no less. Glad I'm seeing them in July.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Ill definitely pick this up on the day it comes out...

Hopefully they come to Tulsa. I don't think they have ever come to OKC
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Track list:

1. Rent I Pay
2. Inside Out
3. Rainy Taxi
4. Do You
5. Knock Knock Knock
6. Outlier
7. They Want My Soul
8. I Just Don't Understand
9. Let Me Be Mine
10. New York Kiss
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Saw these guys Friday night at the Forecastle festival and solid as always. Seeing them again on Detroit in September. New songs are pretty good to my ears.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Based on the three tracks on the Vinyl Gratification 10" disc they're giving away when you pre-order the album, I'm very excited to hear the rest of the album.

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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Wish I could hear the new tracks...

I went to our local record store in OKC and the one in Norman, and neither of the people working there knew what I was talking about. At least one of them had the three track promo, but no dice.

I might just preorder the colored vinyl from the website at this point
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Well, here's two of them...

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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Bought the CD - been listening to it while driving this week - good stuff! Better than their last album, but still not as good as the few before that. It is a bit short and I don't care for the 2nd song, but otherwise, I like it a lot.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Glad to see a response! I've been loving it. Feels like a worthy successor to Gax5.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

it's very good. The long break served them well... they sound refreshed.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

I'm really, really digging this. One of the best albums of the year so far.

I was itching to do the vinyl gratification thing but glad I waited since I pre-ordered the blue vinyl w/glow-in-the-dark cover. This is a seriously sexy peice of vinyl. And it sounds great, unlike the digital version which sounds a lot more compressed to my ears.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Is there a more consistently great band than Spoon? They haven't released a bum album yet and the new one is fantastic.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

They're 8 for 8 in my book.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
Is there a more consistently great band than Spoon? They haven't released a bum album yet and the new one is fantastic.
True, but with Transference, while not a bad record, it did feel like things were getting a bit stagnant, which even Britt admits. It's exactly why he did the Divine Fits side project, and it surely seems to have worked in reinvigorating him. That album was one of the best things I've ever heard him do, all Spoon albums included, and [I]They Want My Soul[I] is the perfect logical progression from that, and where he had left off with Spoon.

This record is fantastic!
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

Thought I'd bump this thread because two years later I'm still loving this album. This album has stuck with me more than any other Spoon album. The songs are great, the lyrics are great, Britt's voice sounds great, the production is great etc. IMO, it's one of the better albums in recent years. I have no idea why this band isn't more popular. They make terrifically catchy singles and it seems like their sound should have broad appeal.
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Re: Spoon -- "They Want My Soul" -- 8/05/2014

I couldn't agree more. This has become my very favorite Spoon album. Thanks for the reminder to give it another spin.

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