Spoon © Tom Hines (LOW RES)
Spoon © Tom Hines (LOW RES)

“one of the greatest American rock bands of its generation…genres and trends shift with time, but craftsmanship like this never goes out of style.” –– TIME

“Spoon’s eighth album is an immediate grabber on par with the group’s best work to date… a rich, luminous sound for a set of hooky songs… Spoon have always done surprisingly well on their own terms, in their own world. And that world sounds bigger and brighter than ever.” –– ROLLING STONE, 4-Star Review

“What happened last night at the McKittrick probably won’t be replicated ever again, but it made a strong case that you’d be a fool to miss Spoon in concert if you get the chance.” — ROLLING STONE

“They Want My Soul is the quintet’s most booming LP… These songs rip and burst and just go… They didn’t burn out. They’re not fading away.” — PITCHFORK, 8.6 Best New Music

“the best American band of the 2000s” — MAGNET

“Spoon is the greatest band on Earth” –– STEREOGUM

They Want My Soul, the eighth – and by early accounts, best – studio album from Spoon, is now available in the United States. They Want My Soul is already awash in waves of critical acclaim which continue to roll in as fans and critics alike herald the return of the modern rock mainstays.

Spoon celebrated their record’s release last night on The Tonight Show where they performed “Do You”. Keep an eye on www.tonightshow.com for a special acoustic performance of “Inside Out” recorded in the band’s dressing room.

This weekend, Britt, Jim, Rob, Eric and Alex joined forces with Punchdrunk’s interactive play Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel and Myspace to give lucky fans a treat they won’t soon forget. Invitees arrived at the McKittrick where they began questioning just what was going to happen. Select fans were whisked away by Sleep No More‘s actors – and Spoon band members – in order receive sacraments and be “reborn”. Once sacraments were distributed and souls preserved, a curtain fell to reveal the band as they launched into a rollicking rendition of They Want My Soul‘s “Knock Knock Knock”. Spoon kept the crowd entranced and hollering through a set lasting over an hour that was packed with soon-to-be classics from They Want My Soul and other staples from the band’s catalog.

The release was preceded by the never-before-attempted Vinyl Gratification initiative where Spoon rewarded fans with an exclusive 45 RPM 10-inch vinyl for preordering the album from participating independent record stores. The program was met with rapturous participation, resulting in Vinyl Gratification materials completely selling out within the first week. For those who did not take advantage of Vinyl Gratification, They Want My Soul is now available on iTunesAmazon,www.spoontheband.com and the shelves of your local record store.

Spoon recently put forth the official video for “Do You,” They Want My Soul‘s lead single. View the video now on VEVO.

The band is currently on tour throughout North America. And as ROLLING STONE claims above, “you’d be a fool to miss Spoon in concert if you get the chance”. A complete listing of announced shows can be found below. For more information and further show announcements, visithttp://www.spoontheband.com/shows/.


2014 TOUR

08/05/14 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
at Chula Vista *
08/08/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery ^
08/10/14 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/17/14 – Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
08/29/14 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
08/30/14 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau *
08/31/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Made in America Festival
09/02-03/14 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre +
09/05/14 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival +
09/06/14 – Norfolk, VA – Norva +
09/07/14 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
09/10/14 – New York, NY – Central Park @
09/11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead +
09/12/14 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room +
09/13/14 – Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl Festival
09/14/14 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre +
09/16/14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre #
09/17/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre #
09/18/14 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre #
09/19/14 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre #
09/20/14 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant #
09/21/14 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall #
09/23/14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom #
10/05/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/12/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/01/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11/02/14 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefarlich
11/03/14 – Basel, Switzerland – Kaserne Reithalle
11/04/14 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
11/05/14 – Ghent, Belgium – Vooruit
11/06/14 – Paris, France – Trabendo
11/07/14 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

* special guests of Arcade Fire
^ with Dale Watson
+ with Hamilton Leithauser
@ with !!!
# with EMA