Live Video: Spoon

Live Video
Jim Beckmann
photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

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.

Related News & Reviews

Daily Roundups

Friday Music News

Remixes of songs by Spoon and St. Vincent plus new music videos from Amine and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Read More
Live Video

Live Video: Woods

It took ten long years, but eight amazing albums later, KEXP finally got Brooklyn band Woods in our studio. Their most recent release, With Light and With Love, is their strongest yet: the result of two years of writing, and their first-ever time recording in an actual studio. After years of home r…

Read More
Live Video The Roadhouse

Live Video: Lee Fields and the Expressions

It's only fitting that he's on a record label called Truth & Soul Records, because that's exactly the kind of music the legendary Lee Fields creates. The 63-year-old music veteran is still going strong after 43 years in the business, and his most recent release, Emma Jean, is just as vital as e…

Read More