If there’s one word to describe the Austin-based rock band Spoon, that word would be consistent. If two words, then let’s use consistently good. Led by frontman Britt Daniel, Spoon has, over the almost two decade life of the band, produced a remarkably steady stream of quality rock records. In this generation where young rock bands easily come and go, often crash and burning after their brief moments in the spotlight, Spoon provides a case study of a modern rock band that knows how to keep its success. And even better it. Beginning with their breakout fourth record Gimme Fiction in 2005, Spoon have steadily attracted bigger attention from fans and critics and manage to top them with each new release.
That case is true with their newest and eighth overall full-length They Want My Soul. Coming out four years after their last record Transference (an unusually long time between release for the band), They Want My Soul finds the band exploring a new label in Loma Vista (after leaving their longtime home in Merge) and for the first time, enlisting the help of outside producers in Joe Chiccarelli and Dave Fridmann. The new album is bluesier, moodier, and sometimes angrier, but this is still Spoon. The classic rocking is still ever present. Consistent as ever.
Spoon are coming to St Louis. They will be playing at The Pageant on 9/20 (tickets here)
Watch the video for single Do You embedded below.
Spoon – They Want My Soul comes out 8/5 via Loma Vista (order here)