One of our favorites around here—Spoon—will return with their long-awaited eighth offering, They Want My Soul, on August 5 via Loma Vista Recordings. Coloradoans will get a chance to see them as they play The Ride Festival in Telluride July 12-14.
Preorders for the album, lauded by NPR as "unmistakably a Spoon record, with...fantastically infectious grooves and melodies," are now available to stream at iTunes and Amazon. An exclusive bundle will be available later this week through the band's store (at www.spoontheband.com) which features, among other desirous items, a limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl LP, a t-shirt and handwritten lyric sheets. The first 100 bundle orders will receive an autographed set of lyric sheets. All preorders placed through iTunes and www.spoontheband.com come with an instant download of the album's lead-off track "Rent I Pay."
The band has also filmed an unofficial video for They Want My Soul's "Rent I Pay." This initial visual offering can be viewed at YouTube.
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno recently talked with Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for NPR's All Songs Considered about the recording process behind the record and its sonic elements. The All Songs Considered segment is currently streaming here.
Yesterday afternoon Spoon took to the stage at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge for a live world premiere performance of "Rent I Pay" for NPR's First Listen Live. The punchy swagger of "Rent I Pay" in its live unveiling was met with a wildly enthusiastic reception from the privileged few to make it into the intimate venue. For everyone who couldn't, the performance is streaming now on NPR.
Last weekend, Spoon kicked off a North American festival tour at the Governors Ball festival in New York City. This tour will include appearances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and the Austin City Limits Music Festival among a host of others. Additionally, the band will headline the special event "They Want My Soul" on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on August 8. For further information on forthcoming Spoon performances, visit
06/14/14 - Burnaby, BC - CBC Festival
06/21/14 - Toronto, ON - NXNE Festival
06/14/14 - Vancouver, BC - CBC Music Festival
06/22/14 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock the Garden 2014
06/26-28/14 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
07/12-13/14 - Telluride, CO - The Ride Festival
07/18/14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07/25/14 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
08/01/14 - Chicago, IL - Metro
08/02/14 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/08/14 - Los Angeles, CA - "They Want My Soul" on The Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
08/10/14 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08/17/14 - Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
08/30-31/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival
09/05/14 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09/07/14 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
10/03-05/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/10-12/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival