The Killers have announced a new album titled Pressure Machine. Arriving less than a year after their last LP Imploding the Mirage, the new record is set for release on August 13 via Island. Check out the album’s cover artwork, shot by Wes Johnson, below.
The Killers co-produced Pressure Machine with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and the War On Drugs collaborator Shawn Everet, who also worked on Imploding the Mirage. According to a press release, it’s a “a quieter, character-study-driven album” inspired by Brandon Flowers’ experiences growing up in the small town of Nephi, Utah. “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” the frontman said in a statement. “Many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”
Speaking about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Flowers added, “It was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”
The Killers will also embark on a North American tour in support of Pressure Machine and Imploding The Mirage. Tickets go on sale July 23 at 10am local time via the band’s website.
Pressure Machine Cover Artwork: