Spoon unveil new track 'Do You' – listen
The track will appear on the band's forthcoming new album 'They Want My Soul'
The track will appear on the Austin, Texas rockers' eighth album, which is released on August 4. It is the follow-up to 2010's 'Transference'.
Speaking to NME, the band's frontman Britt Daniel revealed that both AC/DC and Dr Dre have influenced 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 And 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'
'Knock Knock Knock'
'They Want My Soul'
'I Just Don't Understand'
'Let Me Be Mine'
'New York Kiss'