Update: Spoon have also premiered the easygoing They Want My Soul tune “Inside Out,” streaming below.
Spoon’s sharp new single, “Do You” now has an unsettling, slow-moving music video – thanks to director Hiro Murai. The clip, premiered via the Urban Outfitters blog as part of their UO Music Video Series, finds frontman Britt Daniel and a wistful-eyed backseat female cruising aimlessly through a city rampaged by an destructive (yet unseen) force. Is it a series of riots? An earthquake? Godzilla? The answer is revealed only at the climax – no spoilers here, but it’s a surprisingly youthful form of chaos.
The indie-rock mainstays will release their eighth studio album, They Want My Soul, on August 5th via Loma Vista Recordings. In the meantime, fans who pre-order a vinyl copy of the LP (through Spoon’s Vinyl Gratification campaign) will instantly receive a limited-edition 45 rpm 10-inch – featuring album cuts “Do You,” “Rent I Pay” and “Inside Out” – from a participating record store, along with a white vinyl copy of the full LP. The group premiered “Inside Out,” a bass-heavy number of shimmery synths, sparkly harps and Daniel’s lyrics about “holy rollers,” streaming with morphing artwork by They Want My Soul cover artist Todd Baxter below.
“If like me, you’ve ever rushed home with a brand new record that you couldn’t wait to play —and couldn’t actually play until you slapped it onto your turntable — I hope the Vinyl Gratification program will bring back some magic for you,” Daniel said of the campaign in a press release. “And I hope you’ll join us in supporting the independent record shops that have supported us for so long.”
They Want My Soul, the Texas band’s first album since 2010’s Transference, marks their first collaboration with outside producers, including Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, My Morning Jacket, the Strokes) and Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT). The album also marks the studio debut of new member Alex Fischel, who previously joined Daniel in his indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits.