After a way-too-long absence, Spoon will return to us later this summer with their new album They Want My Soul, and last night, they played two of the album’s skeletal sidewinders on Jimmy Kimmel Live big outdoor festival stage. They were two songs we’ve already heard in some form: The single “Rent I Pay” on the show proper, and “Rainy Taxi,” which the band debuted at the Primavera Sound Festival earlier this month, as an online bonus. But the performances offer us a loud, clear chance to see this band back in action, and that is a glorious thing to see. Watch both performances below.
They Want My Soul is out 8/5 on Loma Vista. “Rent I Pay” is such a goddam good song.