So, here are a few songs that have officially piqued my interest in generating a spy flick theme song from these particular artists... Until they (never) come, consider this my fake spy flick soundtrack... very wah-wah heavy, I see.
Spoon - The Beast & Dragon, Adored
Portishead - Sour Times - Clearly, the band was going for this vibe anyway. Doesn't matter. I still want to see them matched up to a proper movie.
Radiohead - Punch-Up at a Wedding - This live clip helps me hear the simplicity and drive of the riff that grounds this song. Helpful for listening to a band whose studio efforts can be drowned in layers of production.
The Charlatans UK - Feel Flows
Neko Case - Red Tide
Faith No More - Stripsearch
Also while we're here in Mike Patton territory...
Tomahawk - God Hates a Coward
Grinderman - Mickey Mouse & the Goodbye Man
Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel - Dunno if E's going for spy-flick vibe or just a Portishead vibe, but I dig it.
Off the top of my head - that's what I got.