The band's first album since 2010 drops August 5 via Loma Vista.
One of indie rock's most reliable, critically acclaimed bands is back for another go. Following an uncharacteristic four-year break between full-lengths, Spoon will release a new studio album titled "They Want My Soul" on Aug. 5 via Loma Vista.
In an interview with NPR, Spoon shared snippets of four new songs -- the title track, "Knock Knock Knock," "Inside Out" and a cover of Ann-Margaret's "I Just Don't Understand." Spoon's last LP was 2010's "Transference," the final of five albums for Merge before the band left for Loma Vista.
For the first time in the group's history, Spoon enlisted outside producers for an album. Duties were split between Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, My Morning Jacket) and frequent Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann. "They Want My Soul" will also be the first album with new member Alex Fischel in the fold; the guitarist/keyboardist previously worked with frontman Britt Daniel in his side project, Divine Fits.
On the lengthy layoff between albums, Daniel remarks, "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. I mean, especially since concert promoters run the business now. And the way you make money, is doing shows, you know? So we just needed a break."
Even more Spoon news could be coming on June 10, as Spoon posted a banner on their Facebook page with the tagline, "SPOON R.I.P. JUNE 10."