How does Spoon’s “Vinyl Gratification” work?
When exactly would I be charged?
4 Easy Steps.
1.Walk, run, bike or take public transit to a participating Vinyl Gratification record store beginning July 15th.
2. Ask to pre-order Spoon’s newest full length album They Want My Soul which will be in stores on August 5th.
3. The store clerk will hand you a receipt and “instantly gratify” you with an exclusive 10” featuring 3 brand new songs from the full length album, 1 of which will be as yet unreleased.
4. Walk, run, bike or take public transit back to the same store with your receipt on August 5th and the store clerk will hand you your copy of They Want My Soul on vinyl.
Depending on the store, you would either be charged for the full album upon pre-ordering or charged upon picking up They Want My Soul on release date (August 5th). Check with your specific store for more details on their policy.
How much does it cost to pre-order the vinyl album?
It will cost the same to pre-order the album as it would on release day. However, exact price will vary slightly from store to store. You are NOT paying more for the 10”, this is your instant gratification.
How do I find the closest participating record store?
Just visit the Store Finder section of this website, enter your ZIP code and desired search radius, and find the closest (or your favorite store), and head over.
What if there isn't a participating store near me?
Refer to the store finder to locate the store closest to you.
Is there a digital download included with vinyl pre-order?
Yes, every piece of They Want My Soul on vinyl will come with a digital download of the album. However, no, the gift-with-purchase 10” does not come with a download card.
Can I get the 10” after August 5th?
No, the 10” is our little gift that is exclusive to those who pre-order They Want My Soul from record stores.
Do I get the 10” by pre-ordering They Want My Soul on CD?
Sorry, no can do. Vinyl Gratification is just that… all about vinyl.
How many times would I have to visit the store to complete this “Vinyl Gratification” program?
Most likely, just twice. But we recommend visiting your local record stores whenever you can.
Do I have to visit the same store I received my 10” to pick up They Want My Soul on August 5th?
Do I need to bring anything with me to verify pre-order when I return to get my full album after August 5?
Yes. Please bring your pre-order receipt and ID. Check with your specific store for more details on their policy
How will I know when I can pick up the full album vinyl?
How much time after the release date do I have to obtain the full album vinyl at the store?
The release date is August 5, and all participating stores will have the album in stock on and after that date. Sign up for Spoon’s mailing list
to be notified by email on release day.
Hopefully you will want your copy of They Want My Soul as soon as it is released, but we know things come up, so don’t worry, your receipt will never expire – just make sure not to lose it. Check with your specific store for more details on their policy.
Are there any other incentives to participate in this program?
Yes. You will be supporting local, music-loving stores that represent much of the foundation of the modern music business. Long live independent record stores!