The Killers Aim For Greatness On Third Album
August 12, 2008


The Killers

The Killers plan to release their third studio album this November and singer Brandon Flowers says that he wrote about 30 new songs for the record. "Everything is at stake on this album," Flowers tells Rolling Stone. "Everything. I live through these songs. People make such a big deal about the second album: ĎDo or die.í But I feel like the pressure to produce something great will always be there. Itís our job, after all."

The album was produced by Stuart Price, who has most notably worked with Madonna. According to Rolling Stone, the band is considering Day And Age as the title for the new album. "This record is stripped down in a lot of ways," addss bassist Mark Stoermer. "Each instrument has its place, and things arenít clouding anything up. Weíre not trying to be bombastic. Itís our most poppy record but also our most experimental."

The Killers recently unveiled two new songs live, "Spaceman" and "Neon Tiger," while playing a handful of gigs in late July. Other new tunes slated for the record include the tentatively titled "Vibration" (described by Stoermer as "a fun dance track") and the seven minute "Goodnight, Travel Well."

The band took some critical hits for their second record, Sam's Town (partly due to Flowers hyping up the album in the press before its release), but the singer says he can handle it. "We learned that you canít please everyone," Flowers told Rolling Stone. "But weíve got faith in what we do, faith in our fans and faith in the soon-to-be-converted."

The Killers will play a handful of European festival dates in the second half of August.




 
Music News
Rolling Stones Set 15-City Zip Code Tour
Quick Hits: album sales, Joni Mitchell, Pemberton Festival, Christina Perri, Alt-J, Cynthia Lennon
Jay Z Launches Tidal Streaming Service
Ed Sheeran Tacks On Fall U.S. Tour
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson, Led Zeppelin, Alternative Press Music Awards, Walk Off The Earth, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Taylor Swift Tops iHeartRadio Music Awards
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Milky Chance, Billboard Music Awards, Rob Thomas, Christina Aguilera, Failure
Zayn Malik Discusses Exit From One Direction
Quick Hits: NCAA March Madness Festival, George Ezra, Saturday Night Live, Ozzy Osbourne, Duran Duran
Pitbull's Globalization Spreads To SiriusXM
Quick Hits: Rihanna, AWOLNATION, Three Days Grace, Zendaya & Radio Disney Music Awards, Bonnaroo, Audiotopsy
McCartney, Metallica To Headline Lollapalooza 2015
Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction
Kendrick Lamar Debuts Atop The Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Van Halen, Britney Spears / Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky, The Library of Congress
Breaking News
BIA/Kelsey Report: KIIS-FM Becomes Highest Revenue-Generating U.S. Radio Station In 2014
E.W. Scripps Company Completes Merger, Spinoff Transaction With Journal Communications
City Of Hope To Honor UMG's Lucian Grainge With Spirit Of Life Award
Concord Music Group Acquires Vanguard, Sugar Hill Labels From The Welk Music Group
In Brief - April 1, 2015
March 31, 2015
iHeartRadio Music Festival Returns To Las Vegas
Conclave Opens Rockwell Award Voting To The Industry
Baltimore's Queen Of Rock To Retire
ReverbNation Ups Simon Perry To Chief Creative Officer, Head Of A&R
Coleman Insights VP Chris Ackerman Retires
Ace & TJ Renew For Year 13 On WQEN
In Brief - March 31, 2015
March 30, 2015
Cumulus Names Tommy Page SVP Of Brand Partnerships
Conclave Opens Rockwell Award Voting To The Industry
Coleman Insights VP Chris Ackerman Retires
March 30, 2015
Larry Blumhagen Appointed VP/Director Of Sales For CBS Radio Los Angeles
In Brief - March 30, 2015
March 27, 2015
eQB NOW
KIIS FM Announces Wango Tango 2015 Line-Up
In Brief - March 27, 2015
March 26, 2015
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Teams Up With iHeartMedia
Big D Named New APD/Morning Show Personality At KPLV
Triton Digital To Integrate Live Audio Broadcast Ads For MLBAM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Launches Digital Ventures Group
WERO Taps Robyn Banks For Nights
FMQB NOW

Pat Paxton
Pres. of Programming
Entercom

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!