They Want My Soul is Spoon’s eighth studio album. It was released on August 5, 2014 through Loma Vista Recordings to universal acclaim, awarding the band its fifth “universal acclaim” tag of its career.
The album art is by photographer Todd Baxter whose idea was for “the images to feel like film stills from a 70s psychological thriller.” Music videos for both “Do You” directed by Hiro Murai, and “Inside Out” directed by Mau Morgó were released, replicating this 70s thriller style.
The band performed songs from They Want My Soul on The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Letterman and Kimmel. Spoon’s Britt Daniel was also a guest on “WTF with Marc Maron”.