The Killers Release Another Winner in “Day & Age”
The new album, “Day and Age” was pre-released on iTunes tonight, and it doesn’t disappoint. From the opening track, Brandon Flowers and his band had me hooked yet again. Take a listen. If you’re new to the band, keep reading.
Here’s a little background on the band courtesy of Wikipedia:
The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2002, the group consists of Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (percussion, drums).
Part of the post-punk revival movement, The Killers draw influence from music styles of the 1980s and 1990s. The group’s debut album, Hot Fuss (2004) brought the band mainstream success. The Killers’ second album, Sam’s Town, was released in 2006, and the compilation album Sawdust containing B-sides, rarities, and new material, was released in 2007. The band’s first two albums have sold in excess of 12 million copies worldwide combined and their third album, Day & Age, produced by Stuart Price came out in November 2008. In addition to these albums, the band has also released several remixes of album tracks as well as two Christmas singles, “A Great Big Sled” (2006) and “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” (2007) whose sales benefit Bono‘s Product Red campaign to fight AIDS in Africa.