This week, QOTSA released trippy, apocalyptic stop-motion animated videos for three new songs (“I Appear Missing,” “Kalopsia” and “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”) off their much-anticipated album …Like Clockwork, out June 4th on Matador.
…Like Clockwork is the band’s first major release since 2007’s lackluster Era Vulgaris. Since then, the band has regained Nick Oliveri on bass, confirmed guest appearances by Trent Reznor, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, and (wait for it) Elton John, while also snagging slots at Lollapolooza, Austin City Limits, and a bunch of festivals in Europe. Former QOTSA members Joey Castillo and Dave Grohl both play drums on the album, as well as the band’s new drummer Jon Theodore (formerly of The Mars Volta).
QOTSA have taken a leaf from collaborators Nine Inch Nails and really outdone themselves in publicizing the new album. Every day, more audio, video and album artwork ekes out. I’ve been impressed by what I’ve seen and heard.