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Queens Of The Stone Age Announce New Album “In Times New Roman…”, Debut “Emotion Sickness”


Gold-certified alt-rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have officially announced a June 16th release date date for their eighth studio album, “In Times New Roman…“. Recording sessions for the self-produced album took place at band ringleader’s Josh Homme‘s Pink Duck studio, as well as at Shangri-La. Mark Rankin (Adele, Weezer), who previously worked with the band on “Villains” and “…Like Clockwork“, oversaw the mixing duties for this effort.

A first single, “Emotion Sickness“, has been launched online below with an official music video directed by Liam Lynch scheduled to arrive tomorrow, May 12th. Summing up the new album, an official press release offered:

In Times New Roman…‘ is raw, at times brutal and not recommended for the faint of heart. And yet, it’s perhaps the most beautiful and definitely the most rewarding album in their epic discography. Founder Joshua Homme‘s most acerbic lyrics to date are buoyed by the instantly identifiable QOTSA sonic signature, expanded and embellished with new and unprecedented twists in virtually every song. With ‘In Times New Roman…‘ we see that sometimes one needs to look beneath scars and scabs to see beauty, and sometimes the scabs and scars are the beauty.

Feeling a bit out of place, and having difficulty finding music they could relate to, the members of QOTSA did as they are wont to do: “In Times New Roman…” is the sound of a band creating the music its own members want to hear, while giving the rest of us a sonic forum in which to congregate. “The world’s gonna end in a month or two,” sings Homme, begging the question: What do you want to do with the time you’ve got left? Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore may not be able to save us, but they’re giving us a place to ride it out.’

In Times New Roman…” track listing:

01 – “Obscenery
02 – “Paper Machete
03 – “Negative Space
04 – “Time & Place
05 – “Made To Parade
06 – “Carnavoyeur
07 – “What The Peephole Say
08 – “Sicily
09 – “Emotion Sickness
10 – “Straight Jacket Fitting

Pre-orders for the record are available here. You can catch the band out on the road at the following shows:

05/25 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
05/28 Boston, MA – Boston Calling
06/17 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop Festival
06/18 Sheessel, GER – Hurricane Festival
06/20 Halifax, UK – The Piece Hall (feat. Coach Party)
06/22 Margate, UK – Dreamland (feat. Coach Party)
06/23 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Castle (feat. Coach Party)
06/28 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
06/30 Gdynia, POL – Open’er Festival
07/02 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter
07/04 Lyon, FRA – Les Nuits de Fourviere
07/05 Albi, FRA – Festival Pause Guitare
07/07 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
07/08 Lisbon, POR – NOS Alive
08/12 New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium (feat. Phantogram & The Armed)
09/09 Sao Paulo, BRA – The Town
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

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