Not only is Spoon one of my favorite band names, it’s also one of my longtime favorite bands. I’ve been following them since 2001, when they were still a little-known indie band on the brink of commercial success (and by commercial success, I mean they got famous and their music was featured in commercials). With every release, lead singer-songwriter Britt Daniel keeps fans guessing lyrically and musically, and his band’s latest album, They Want My Soul, is no exception. Their recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live gives a nice preview of what promises to be a fantastic headlining performance at Musicfest NW next weekend. If you haven’t heard some of Spoon’s older material, consider checking out Transference (2010), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Gimme Fiction (2005), and Girls Can Tell (2001) for a chance to hear how a great band can adapt while remaining relevant and innovative in this truly unpredictable music business era.