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
Queens of the Stone Age have announced their new album. In Times New Roman… is out June 16 via Matador. The follow-up to 2017’s Villains features a single called "Emotion Sickness, " which is out now. A video directed by Liam Lynch is available below, too.
Largely recorded and mixed at Joshua Homme’s Pink Duck Studios, In Times New Roman… was produced by the band and mixed by Mark Rankin. Boneface, a frequent collaborator of the band, designed the artwork and double album gatefold for the vinyl release.
Still reeling from the ecstatic reaction to the recently released "Emotion Sickness, " a triumphant return that "finds them at their sinister, bar-band-on-acid best" per New York Magazine, Queens of the Stone Age now unveil "Carnavoyeur, " the latest offering from their epic eighth album, In Times New Roman…
In contrast to its predecessor, "Carnavoyeur" finds QOTSA weaving more subtle shades of sinister: Mesmerizing washes of strings cascade atop the band’s trademark rock solid foundation, while Joshua Homme’s mellifluent vocals swaddle the listener with their warm and all too familiar tones of acceptance and resignation: "When there’s nothing I can do, I smile…" While the stunning, honeyed melodies of "Carnavoyeur" are undeniably, well, really pretty, this is still Queens of the Stone Age, and there’s no shortage of viscera-rumbling drums and bass or spine-chilling guitar interplay.