We had a blast hosting a special afternoon Spoon concert on Monday. Can’t think of a better way to kick off the week!
Our friends at NPR Music presented the show and streamed the live premiere of “Rent I Pay,” a song from They Want My Soul, Spoon’s first new album since 2010’s Transference.
Watch that performance:
Here’s some background on They Want My Soul, which is due out August 5, from Spoon’s Facebook page:
“The album was recorded this past winter, mostly at Public HiFi in Austin and Tarbox in Cassadaga, NY. It was the first time we’ve had the chance to work with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Creaming Jesus) and we’re pretty sure that the levels indicate this to be our loudest record — it’s also Deux Deux’s favorite. What else. . .Side One begins with the gnarliest Jim Eno drum sound ever recorded and Side Two ends with Rob Pope’s bass amp completely breaking down to fuzz + hiss at the end of a take. The record’s got beats, whispers, chants, guitars, whistles, secret codes, and horror-movie strings. It’s got songs about holy rollers, back masking, real life properties of physics, love during the apocalypse and a brief reappearance of Jonathon Fisk.”
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