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Charting the Music: Spoon, 'They Want My Soul'

Charting the Music: Spoon, 'They Want My Soul' facebook.com/spoontheband
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Welcome back Spoon. After a four-year hiatus, Spoon has returned with its eighth studio album, "They Want My Soul."

After an album in 2010, followed by some much needed time off, the band has released "They Want My Soul," which proves Spoon is reinvigorated and only getting better with time. Each track shows the band has perfected its indie pop-rock sound, but still has a few new tricks to offer.

Lead singer, Britt Daniel sings of the commitments and responsibilities -- emotional, spiritual, financial -- that want a piece of him, creating a clever and amusing narrative throughout the album. Pair the lyrics with their slurry vocals and infectious sound, throw in a new use of keyboards and synthesizers, and Spoon has made a strong comeback.

Record label, release date, and producer: "They Want My Soul," produced by Joe Chiccarelli and Dave Fridmann, was released on August 5 by Loma Vista.

88.1 chart position: #2 Adult Album Alternative and #2 CMJ Top 30 for the week of August 19, 2014.

Can be heard on: "Feel Like Going Home" with Roy Kasten, "Emotional Rescue" with Cat Pick and "Coin-Operated Radio" with Ryan Heinz

RIYL: The Dodos, Modest Mouse, the Pixies, Divine Fits

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Standout tracks: "New York Kiss" is one of Spoon's catchiest songs yet. Filled with grooving synths and stirring guitar riffs, it has a dance-rock feel comparable to acts like LCD Soundsystem.

Notable lyrics: "I remember when you walked out of Garden State/You had taste," just one example of the band's biting wit.

Origins of the band: Spoon is composed of Britt Daniel (vocals, guitar), Jim Eno (drums), Rob Pope (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) and Alex Fischel (keyboard, guitar). Daniel and Eno formed the band in 1993 when they met as members of the Alien Beats (Wikipedia).

Did you know: The name Spoon was chosen to honor the 1970s German avant-garde band, Can. Can's hit "Spoon" was the theme song to the 1985 movie "Das Messe" (Three Monkeys).

What the critics say: "In 37-and-a-half minutes, Spoon dispels all the bullshit, tears down the rafters, lights the place ablaze and skips town, leaving nothing behind but burning fumes and dirt. They're not about to lose their soul anytime soon" (Brian Burlage, Michigan Daily).

Playing in St. Louis: Spoon will be at the Pageant on September 20, 2014.

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