Twenty-plus years into a varied and universally celebrated career, Spoon can still surprise and delight us. They Want My Soul, the Austin-based band’s follow-up to 2010’s Transference, has all the Spoon hallmarks you expect: the fiery voice of frontman Britt Daniel, the wry if sometimes bittersweet lyrics, and a punchy pop-influenced sound that’s immediately identifiable. But They Want My Soul also offers so much more, from the purified rock-n-roll vibe of “Rent I Pay” to the frenetic, fascinating guitar lick on “Knock Knock Knock.” They played both songs, plus the driving, and at times manic, “Rain Taxi”, to preview the new album live at KEXP, where the band was interviewed by one of their most ardent and loyal fans, DJ Cheryl Waters. Not only were we thrilled to host Spoon in our own studio for the very first time, but we went ga ga ga ga ga when they rolled out an amazing 9-song set filled with songs from their whole catalog. Watch the full session with Spoon here.
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