Spoon say 'They Want My Soul' is inspired by AC/DC

Spoon lead this week’s list of new album releases (August 4) with ‘They Want My Soul’.

The LP is the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Transference’ and the eighth album from the US band.

Speaking to NME, frontman Britt Daniel recently revealed that both AC/DC and Dr Dre were influences on the album, which was recorded in Florida and Los Angeles.

“When I was growing up, AC/DC were one of those bands a certain type of person liked,” he said. “Me and my friends liked new wave: Julian Cope, The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen. People with AC/DC patches on their jean jackets called us ‘the queer bitches’… I finally gave it a chance. I’d been missing out. I think it had an impact on the album.”

The other big inspiration, he said, was Dr Dre’s ‘2001’, which was the spur for the hip-hop-influenced track ‘Inside Out’. “To begin with it was just vocal and piano,” he said. “Just a melancholy piano rhythm, but it didn’t quite work. Just for fun we had Jim [Eno, drummer] play a Dre-like drum beat over it. Now it’s my favourite track on the album.”

‘They Want My Soul’ tracklisting:

‘Rent I Pay’
‘Inside Out’
‘Rainy Taxi’
‘Do You’
‘Knock Knock Knock’
‘They Want My Soul’
‘I Just Don’t Understand’
‘Let Me Be Mine’
‘New York Kiss’

Elsewhere, there are new albums from Naomi Punk, Angus & Julia Stone, Bear In Heaven and Charlie Simpson while Summer Camp’s soundtrack to new teen movie documentary Beyond Clueless is also released today. Adult Jazz also release their debut album ‘Gist Is’.

This week’s new album and EP releases:

Adult Jazz – ‘Gist Is’
Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Angus & Julia Stone’
Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’
Charlie Simpson – ‘Long Road Home’
Hyde & Beast – ‘Keep Moving’
Magic! – ‘Don’t Kill The Magic’
Naomi Punk – ‘Television Man’
Pixie Lott – ‘Pixie Lott’
Spoon – ‘They Want My Soul’
Summer Camp – ‘Beyond Clueless OST’

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