I don’t quite know how I stumbled upon this info today, but I’m sure glad I did.
It feels like QOTSA have been promising us a new album for forever, but it’s finally, actually, really happening.
Villains will be out August 25th, followed by a major tour.
They were teasing the release last week with some interesting videos like this one…
But don’t expect the band to tell you much more about the new album. They’re being coyly tight-lipped about it:
Mark Ronson?! That’s a bit of a surprise, but hey, why not.
So since they won’t tell you about it, I’ll just let you play it for yourselves. Or if you’re not into making up your own mind about things, here’s a not-altogether-unkind review.
Along with the new album QOTSA announced a slew of tour dates across North American and Europe. Sadly, no Winnipeg date – yet. Actually there are very few Canadian dates so hopefully that’s still to come in a later leg. If you’re into road trips you can see them in St. Paul, MN on October 14th.