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 that 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 iTunes, Amazon,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, visit http://www.spoontheband.com/shows/.