Spoon announce new album, They Want My Soul, due out in August


    At last, Spoon has revealed details of its next studio album. The highly-anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Transference will be titled They Want My Soul and receive release on August 5th through their new record label, Loma Vista.

    They Want My Soul marks the band’s first album featuring an outside producer, as they worked alongside Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, Beck, The Strokes) and Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) over the course of their recording sessions.

    To coincide with today’s announcement, Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Jim Eno appeared on NPR’s All Songs Considered to preview the album. Among the song titles, “Knock Knock Knock” and “New York Kiss”, plus the band covers “I Just Don’t Understand”, a 1961 song made famous by Ann-Margaret and later covered by The Beatles. The segment also includes snippets of several tracks. Listen here.


    Below, watch the band perform a new song called “Rainy Taxi” during their recent appearance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound.

    In support of the album’s release, Spoon has already mapped out several dates and festival appearances across the U.S. and Europe. Check out the current itinerary below.

    Spoon 2014 Tour Dates:
    06/02 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
    06/03 – London, UK @ Oslo
    06/05 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
    06/07 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    06/14 – Vancouver, BC @ CBC Music Festival
    06/21 – Toronto, ON @ NXNE Festival
    06/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Rock the Garden
    06/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (Early Show)
    06/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (Late Show)
    06/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
    06/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
    07/12-13 – Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival
    07/18 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
    07/25-27 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
    08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
    08/17 – Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
    08/30-31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America
    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