Ever since 1996, Austin-based band Spoon has released a new album of smart, angular indie rock nearly every other year, each one seemingly better than the last. (The 2005-10 run of Gimme FictionGa Ga Ga Ga Ga, and Transference was especially impressive.) But the group took some time off following Transference, with frontman Britt Daniel releasing an album with Divine Fits, and other members pursuing their own interests. Happily, the longest break in Spoon’s 20-year career will come to an end August 5 with the release of its eighth studio album, They Want My Soul. Based on advance single “Rent I Pay,” the band still retains the airtight rhythms and fuzzed-out edges it’s long been known for, but with a refreshed and recharged vibe humming in the background.

Milwaukeeans will get a chance to witness the return of the mighty Spoon for themselves Wednesday, September 17, when the band plays the Riverside Theater. (Also playing Milwaukee that night: Bob Mould.) General admission tickets are $26.25, and go on sale Friday, June 27. Hell yes.

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