Queens Of The Stone Age just announced a new album titled Villains by way of a video directed by Liam Lynch in which the band takes a polygraph test. The LP was produced in full by Mark Ronson, who is also featured in the video. A snippet of a new song called “Feet Don’t Fail Me” plays for about 45 seconds around the 2:00 mark. It’s quite possible that “Villains Of Circumstance,” which Josh Homme debuted live a few years ago, will be included on the forthcoming album.
Excited to see this finally getting announced. Josh is known to write a new type of album each time, and from what I can hear, judging by the single snippet, they are once again heading in a new exciting direction. Hoping we get a download release date soon so we can start estimating when a leak might happen. Their previous albums have all leaked in advance, by weeks.
A new exciting direction indeed!
Josh Homme collabing with Mark Ronson was unpricdictable,btw Josh is gonna appear in beats1.
So stay tuned!!!!!
You were right, happened weeks in advance again
All the hype ♥
Fuck yes. Best news all year.
I haven’t made up my mind about the new single. On one hand, I appreciate them going in a new direction. At the same time, I was hoping for a more aggressive track. But I’m really curious what Ronson brings to the more downtempo tracks.
Honestly this is not a bad tune,but just not an amazing one.The flaws that I am seeing are mainly that it doesn’t take off. The drums feels limited and guitar is just buzzing. I do have to say it grows on you, it has a nice groove to it.
The Evil Has Landed (Live).
My top 3 fav rock bands of all time.
Good to see Josh and the boys back at it, and as good as ever.
What a great year of new albums! The mixing of the way you used to Do is amazing, can´t wait for a new song!
Is there a QotSA group on here?
Not a fan of Ronson at all, but we’ll see how this turns out. I’m hopeful!
Should be good.
My favorite album by them is …Like Clockwork and I’m fucking looking foward for this new one.
Patience is a villain! Couldn’t be more proud to have QOTSA follow us on Twitter!
So far I’m not sure what I think, a little worried – sounds surprisingly uncreative for QotSA. But at the same time it’s Josh Homme – can’t co wrong with him. I’ll do my best not to compare it to …Like Clockwork, which was a little bit too good.
First single and songs leaked don’t give me much hope. Wish they would go back to self titled / rated r days. Too one dimensional nowadays.
Stop living in the past. The new songs sound Great!
What song leaks
What songs leaked? and where?
People in reddit are reporting that their vinyl preorder has shipped already, a leak should be imminent
People on* reddit of course
That seemed to be based on some premature shipping emails that were sent out, unfortunately I don’t think anyone actually received anything.
Checked my pre-order status, has not shipped yet…
Leaked on r/qotsa, can’t report leak since I don’t have 20 points
There’s a leak on the qotsa subreddit going around!
Correct. This has finally leaked
The Evil Has Landed
Credits to reddit user bustedpipes for the initial link.
damn this album is amazing. one of their best
Has anyone else noticed a volume dip around 2/3rds of Un-Reborn Again?
Yes that’s probably because of the watermark they tried to remove or because of a technical error when ripping the stream.
Yes – awful leak quality
Precisely the kind of evolution you’d expect from the band. It’s less accessible than Clockwork, but heavier. There’s a lot going on. All of it kicks ass.
It has a Bowie-esque feel to it. At times a little glam, at times a little Berlin era. I can even hear a bit of New Wave in the mix there. I hear traces of Lullabies to Paralyse there, plus the influence of working with Iggy can be sensed.
The way I see it, if Songs for the Deaf was Robot Rock, then Villains is Simulant Blues. It’s organic to a degree, but also partially artificial.
And god damn, it bangs like a motherfkker.
The leak doing the rounds is very bad quality & doesn’t do the album justice, first it’s way too quiet & there’s a clearly audible skip in the second track, shoddy work from the leaker, wait for real thing instead, I already planned to buy it anyway.